First Doubletree by Hilton Resort Opens in Asia
Doubletree by Hilton Resort Wuxi Lingshan Opens in Jiangnan Province
Martin Rinck, President - Hilton Worldwide, commented, “The Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Wuxi-Lingshan enjoys an extraordinary location in an area that has a rich cultural heritage and breathtaking natural scenery. We could not have imagined a better location for our first Doubletree by Hilton Resort in Asia and our fourth Doubletree by Hilton hotel in China. With a clear value proposition for the leisure traveller, we also believe the hotel’s best-in-class facilities and friendly warm service will be a great success with business travellers and MICE groups, who are looking for a rejuvenating environment to accomplish business goals and foster team building at the same time.”
Set against the striking beauty of Lake Taihu, China's third largest lake, with a clear view of the Lingshan Buddha, the world’s tallest Buddha statue measuring 88 metres high, the new Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Wuxi-Lingshan has been designed to provide a tranquil retreat from the cacophony of urban life.
The Doubletree by Hilton Difference
As one of the upscale hotel brands in Hilton Worldwide, Doubletree by Hilton introduces business travellers and tourists in China to the brand’s longstanding tradition of distinctively designed properties that reflect the destination and surrounding area. Some Doubletree by Hilton characteristic qualities include the warm worldwide welcome of the brand’s legendary chocolate chip cookie to every guest at check-in, the rewards of the prestigious Hilton HHonors® loyalty programme and a unique and caring commitment to the communities in which they operate. Doubletree by Hilton believes in a set of business values that make their hotels a desirable place for employees to work and a satisfying place for travellers to stay.
Rob Palleschi, global head for Doubletree Hotels, said, “The Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Wuxi -Lingshan represents an important new chapter for our growing Doubletree hotel collection in China and across Asia. Our ultimate goal at Doubletree is to create positive, long-lasting memories for our guests so that they will develop a strong emotional bond and loyalty with our brand for their future travel around the world.”
Design that reflects a unique heritage
The Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Wuxi-Lingshan has been designed to complement the relaxing natural landscape and neighbouring heritage sites that include the thousand-year old Xiangfu Temple and the Lingshan Buddha statue. The hotel's main building faces the lake, bringing the experience of nature closer to guests.
The spacious lobby features lounge areas on elevated platforms that are surrounded by streams, reflecting the serenity and prosperity of water. It also houses a life-size two-mast traditional Chinese sailing ship designed to honour the rich history of Jiangnan Province which for over a thousand years was considered one of the most prosperous parts of China, with its network of waterways that feed rice paddies and fish ponds.
Guestrooms comprise 266 lakeview rooms and 221 hillview rooms, and have design accents that encapsulate the local Jiangnan architecture and style. Lakeview rooms offer an awe-inspiring panoramic view of Lake Taihu while hillview rooms face gracefully structured pavilions and lush hills. Balconies provide 180 degree vistas of the area, and built-in bath tubs enable guests to relax and unwind while taking in the view.
The hotel also features the brand’s signature Sweet Dreams™ by Doubletree sleep experience complete with high-thread-count linens and an abundance of pillows for a great night’s sleep.
Business Facilities with a Difference
The new hotel has a 5,000-square-metre three-storey crescent-shaped conference centre with 18 multi-functional conference rooms all equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual technology and simultaneous language interpretation capabilities. The conference centre and the two 580-square-metre banquet halls can cater to any event need, whether it is business meetings, receptions or weddings.
Dining by the Lake
Guests can indulge in specially prepared dishes from around the world served in-room or at the hotel's restaurant. Over a pot of tea or a glass of wine, guests can enjoy the view of the beautiful Lake Taihu. Western food is served at the Lakeside Cafe on the second floor. Sui Yuan Chinese restaurant on the first floor offers local cuisine, while the Asia Grill on the second floor serves fresh seafood and fish.
Recreation and Workout
A 40,000-square-metre recreational area includes a huge lawn and a full range of options from basketball, football, tennis to karaoke. For guests on holiday or groups, a nearby, pick-your-own fruit farm is fun for families and team-building. Lake Taihu Golf Club, adjacent to the resort, boasts a superior 18-hole golf course as an ideal business and leisure networking place. Complimentary Yoga and Tai-Chi classes are offered on the lakeside every day.
About Doubletree by Hilton Hotels | With a growing collection of contemporary, upscale accommodations in more than 200 gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations worldwide, Doubletree by Hilton hotels and resorts are distinctively designed properties that provide true comfort to today’s business and leisure travelers. From the millions of delighted hotel guests who are welcomed with the brand’s legendary, warm chocolate chip cookies at check-in to the advantages of the award-winning Hilton HHonors® guest reward programme, each Doubletree guest receives a satisfying stay wherever their travels take them.
Doubletree is part of Hilton Worldwide, a leading global hospitality company, with more than 3,300 hotels and 550,000 rooms in 77 countries and more than 130,000 team members worldwide. The company owns, manages or franchises some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Grand Vacations, Homewood Suites by Hilton, the Waldorf Astoria and the Waldorf Astoria Collection, as well as Home2 Suites by Hilton. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors.
For more information on the Doubletree by Hilton Resort, Wuxi-Lingshan, please visit or contact the hotel directly at For reservations, contact: +86 0510-8535 5000.