Hilton and Country Garden Hotels Group have announced a strategic partnership which will see numerous Country Garden hotel properties developed in China.
Managed by Hilton, they will primarily fall under the DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands.
The partnership, formalised during a signing ceremony attended in Shanghai by Hilton chief executive Christopher Nassetta and Country Garden vice president Xie Shutai, sees an initial six hotels owned by Country Garden now trading as Hilton branded properties or in the pipeline.
As one of China’s largest property developers, Country Garden has an existing portfolio of over 120 hotels in trading, under construction, and in planning.
“Country Garden is a widely admired property developer and we are thrilled to be extending our partnership with them,” said Nassetta.
“Ultimately, our goal is to provide exceptional experiences to our guests wherever they may be, and through this partnership, we have an opportunity to bring Hilton’s signature hospitality to even more locations across the country.”
New hotels included in the partnership deal include DoubleTree by Hilton Hainan Lingshui, DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou Zengcheng, and Hilton Zhengzhou Xingyang.
Hilton currently has 470 hotels either trading or under development in China, with 266 being actively under construction.