Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of two management agreements with Zhejiang Jiacheng Holding Group. The agreements will see the introduction of Hilton Worldwide’s first Hilton Garden Inn in China, and the first DoubleTree by Hilton deal signed for Shaoxing County. Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing located in Shaoxing, a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang Province is expected to be open by the end of 2011. DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County is scheduled to open by the end 2013. Shaoxing County is along the Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo economic belt of the Yangtze River Delta. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Shaoxing.

Martin Rinck, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide said, “Hilton Worldwide currently has six DoubleTree by Hilton hotels operating in Beijing, Qingdao, Kunshan, Sanya and Wuxi. The addition of Doubletree by Hilton, Shaoxing County attests to the growing popularity of the brand in China. With Hilton Garden Inn added to our current trading portfolio of four award-winning brands, we will be able to further broaden our customer base across China.”

Andrew Clough, Senior Vice President of Development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide commented, “This is a significant milestone for Hilton Worldwide’s foray into China’s mid-market segment which continues to hold vast opportunities. The collaboration with Jiacheng Holding Group will enable us to bring to bear the strength of our brands.”

Zhejiang Jiacheng Holding Group was founded in 1999. Its core business is real estate development, while its other businesses include hotel management, investment consultancy, advertisement and interior decoration.

"We believe that Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing and Doubletree by Hilton, Shaoxing County will set the benchmark for world-class hospitality and become iconic addresses for both corporate and leisure travelers. We have strong confidence in Hilton Worldwide, given its strong international management expertise and portfolio of award-winning brands,” said Zhe Xuan, Chairman of Jiacheng Holding Group.

Hilton Garden Inn ShaoxingThe conversion project is an existing four-storey building. The hotel is located at the north gate of Shaoxing’s heritage town center, Jiacheng Square on North Jiefang Avenue, within Yuecheng District.

Once completed, Hilton Garden Inn Shaoxing will offer 137 guest rooms, a stylish lobby lounge and an all-day dining restaurant capable of accommodating 120 diners. Leisure facilities at the hotel will include an outdoor swimming pool, and a fully-equipped, state-of-the-art health club. There will also be meeting rooms each measuring 289 square meters. The hotel will also offer on-site car parking facilities for the convenience of its guests.

Shaoxing is one of the most economically vibrant and affluent cities in the southeast coastal area of China. Its key industries; textile manufacturing and pearl export have contributed to the large volume of frequent business travelers who look for good quality value accommodation.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing CountyThe hotel will be part of a mixed-used development which includes high-end residences and a shopping mall. Currently under construction, the seven-storey property will be located at the intersection of Qunxian Road and Huxi Road in Kecheng District, a new urban area within the Keqiao Economic Development Zone.

When it opens, DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing Countywill have 296 modern guest rooms. Guests will be able to dine at any of the three restaurants, hold a casual meeting at the lobby lounge, or enjoy a leisurely drink at the bar.

DoubleTree by Hilton, Shaoxing County will also be equipped with a business centre, a ballroom measuring 1,125 square meters, and seven rooms designed for social functions or corporate meetings. Guests will also be able to recharge or relax at their convenience during their stay; there will be a fully-equipped fitness club, a specially-designed spa, and in-door pool.

Shaoxing County is 285 kilometers away Shanghai. China’s largest textile trading hub, it is host to numerous textile related exhibitions and conventions. It is also home to China’s rich cultural heritage and the hometown to many of its famous people including the ex-Prime Minister Zhou En Lai.

Hilton Worldwide currently operates 17 hotels and resorts under four brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton. It also has more than 60 properties under various stages of development across its portfolio of brands in China.

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn 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 stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 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.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.