Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announces the opening of its first property in Guangzhou, China’s third-largest city and southern manufacturing powerhouse. Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe, the first of two Hilton properties scheduled to open in Guangzhou this month, is within steps of the city’s East Railway Station and close to Baiyun International Airport. It features 504 spacious, luxurious guest rooms and suites, including one of the largest Presidential Suites among international hotel brands in Guangzhou, as well as the first eforea: spa at Hilton in the South China region.
“Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe is yet another milestone in Hilton Worldwide’s growth strategy for China. The opening of this hotel will expand upscale accommodations in the region and contribute to the local community by providing exciting new employment opportunities for local talent,” added Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe features six stylish restaurants and bars including the signature Chinese restaurant Sui Xuan; Il Ponte serving authentic Italian cuisine; pan-Asian Café@2 the all-day dining venue; Bar One featuring live music in the evenings; T Lounge & Bar, a social hub and outdoor restaurant Alfresco serving tapas, local snacks and refreshing drinks.
“Hilton’s portfolio in South China continues to grow from strength to strength with the opening of Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe,” said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotel & Resorts. “The location of our first property in Guangzhou was strategically chosen to respond to the demand from an increasing number of domestic and international travelers, for a first-class business hotel conveniently located in the business district and close to the city’s transportation hub.”
The hotel is within walking distance to East Railway Station, minutes from rapid train and bus links to Shenzhen and Hong Kong, and just a 40-minute drive from the city’s Baiyun International Airport. It features 1,900 square meters of flexible meeting and banquet space, including a 600-square meter Grand Ballroom, which has the capacity to cater for seated banquets of up to 400.
Among the recreational facilities, Hilton Fitness by Precor on the third floor houses a 360-square meter gym, which is open around the clock. A 25-meter outdoor pool is temperature controlled for comfortable year-round swimming.
Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe is the ninth Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in China. The hotel is owned by a subsidiary of Talent Property Group Limited. The hotel is located 215 Linhe Xi Heng Road, Tianhe District, Guangzhou PRC 510500.
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