Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang features 172 contemporary guest rooms, including four suites and 10 family rooms offering the latest in technology and ergonomic comfort to guests. Credit: Hilton Garden Inn.

LIJIANG, China, and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's award winning brand of upscale yet affordable hotels, announced today the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang as the first Hilton Worldwide property in Yunnan Province, China. Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang features 172 contemporary guest rooms, including four suites and 10 family rooms offering the latest in technology and ergonomic comfort to guests. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Yunnan Shili Property Development Co., Ltd.

"The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang is yet another milestone for our brand and Hilton Worldwide as we bring Hilton Garden Inn's signature service style and Satisfaction Promise TM to travelers in Yunnan Province," said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "Leveraging the worldwide strength of our brand name, we are combining superior value as well as Hilton warmth and hospitality to better meet the needs of aspirational, value-conscious travelers."

Overlooking the sacred Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and situated near major tourist attractions and shopping districts like Dayan Old Town and Seven Star Street, the hotel is only 30 kilometers away from Lijiang Sanyi International Airport, making it the perfect choice for leisure travelers visiting this charming city.

"We are delighted to introduce Hilton Worldwide's first property into Yunnan Province," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. "As a world-renowned tourism hub, Lijiang's rich heritage and culture draw millions of domestic and international visitors each year. We are proud to offer smart, value-conscious travelers the option to stay at an award-winning, upper mid-scale branded hotel and experience cultural richness of this beautiful destination."

Guests at Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang can indulge in delicious local and international cuisine options without leaving the hotel. The all-day dining restaurant Garden Grille offers delicious cook to order breakfast, authentic Sichuan and Yunnan cuisine as well as international favorites. The Noodle Bar is the perfect venue for freshly prepared noodles for both dining-in and takeaways. Guests can enjoy a refreshing cocktail to unwind at the Garden Bar and the Lounge Bar. In addition, the 24-hour onsite Pavilion Pantry® offers an array of snacks and refreshing beverages.

Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang features a broad range of modern amenities, including generous work surfaces, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, 24-hour business center, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel's 230 square meters of meeting space includes one multi-functional room, two meeting rooms and a boardroom; fully equipped to handle conventions, private wedding ceremonies and banquet events.

Hilton HHonors® members will be able to earn and redeem points for their stay.  This hotel offers 1,000 Hilton HHonors® points per night from January 1 to March 31, 2015 with an additional 5,000 points offered for any two-night stay. Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang is located at No. 1271, Shangri-La Avenue, Gucheng District, Yunnan Province, China.

For more information or to make reservations, please visit Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang, or call +86 888 5163 888.

Read more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and news.hgi.com.

Contacts:
Jennifer Hughes
Director, Brand Public Relations, Hilton Worldwide
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

Suki Pan
Manager, Corporate Communications, Hilton Worldwide
+86 (21) 2321 6819
suki.pan@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. If something isn’t just the way you like it, simply let any hotel Team Member know, and we will make it right. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn caters to guests’ dining needs by serving daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offering full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 750 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

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