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.”