Hilton and Shanxi Jinhao International have announced the signing of an agreement for Hilton to manage the Hilton Taiyuan Hotel, the latest hotel development in the rapidly growing city of Taiyuan, capital of Shanxi Province in China.
Scheduled to open in early 2009, Hilton Taiyuan will be the first international five star hotel in Taiyuan. Hilton Taiyuan’s prime location along the bustling Bei Da Street offers guests easy access to the Taiyuan East Railway Station and the convenience of being near the commercial centre of the city, government buildings, offices and scenic parks.
The impressive 37-storey Hilton Taiyuan, designed by world-renowned KKS Architects, will provide 450 spacious guestrooms, 80 upscale serviced apartments, 5 contemporary food and beverage outlets, and recreational amenities such as a swimming pool, health club and spa. Conference and Banqueting facilities will include a 1,200 square metre ballroom, a Hilton Meetings facility and an array of function rooms.
Commenting on the significance of the partnership, Koos Klein, Hilton’s Area President of Middle East & Asia Pacific said, “We are excited to partner Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited in managing the first international hotel in Taiyuan.
Hilton Taiyuan will set the standard for hospitality in Taiyuan while offering travellers unparalleled service and stylish comfort. The announcement of Hilton Taiyuan also signals another milestone in our continued commitment to world-class developments in China.”
Mr Wu Xiaobin, Chairman of the Board, Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited, commented “Hilton’s reputation for service and operational excellence is unsurpassed around the world and their extensive experience in China makes them an ideal partner for managing the Hilton Taiyuan. Together, we will create memorable hospitality experiences for visitors to this dynamic and vibrant city.”
The signing ceremony was officiated by Mr Francis Wee Hau Lee, Senior Director of Development - Greater China, Hilton Hotels Corporation and Mr Wu Xiaobin, Chairman of the Board, Shanxi Jinhao International Hotel Company Limited. Other esteemed guests included Mr Zhang Bingshen, Mayor of Taiyuan city; Ms Wang Shuzhen, Director of Shanxi Provincial Department of Commerce; Mr Ji Zhenfang, Director of Shanxi Provincial Tourism Administration; Ms Lynette Lim, Legal Counsel - Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Hotels Corporation; and Mr Vlad Reyes, General Manager of Hilton Beijing.