Waldorf Astoria Opens in Beijing
Waldorf Astoria Beijing opens as second Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts hotel in China
and unique culture in a location providing global travelers with personalized service and inspirational environments that become the source for unforgettable moments," said John T. A. Vanderslice, global head, luxury and lifestyle brands, Hilton Worldwide. "Since its inception, the Waldorf Astoria brand continues to expand with landmark openings in prestigious destinations around the world. Today, we are proud to introduce True Waldorf Service in China's capital city with the opening of Waldorf Astoria Beijing and are confident that this hotel will offer guests unforgettable experiences that only happen at a Waldorf Astoria."
Waldorf Astoria Beijing is located in the heart of the city on the former site of XianliangTemple, which was the permanent residence of Li Hongzhang, the first Chinese guest to stay at the iconic Waldorf Astoria New York. Li's visit held great political, economic, and cultural significance within China. The hotel is just 27 kilometers from Beijing International Airport, 2.5 kilometers from Beijing Railway Station and is within walking distance of the Dengshikou Subway Station. Guests of the hotel have convenient access to the shopping malls, central business district and historic landmarks, such as the world renowned Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.
"The iconic Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand has become the reference fordefining luxury experiences and has a presence in key locations globally. It is for this reason that Beijing, a fusion of China's past and present splendor, is the perfect location for Waldorf Astoria's second hotel in China," said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. "Waldorf Astoria Beijing will build on the success of its namesake, the renowned Waldorf Astoria New York, and its legacy of timeless luxury and exceptional experiences."
Local splendor blends with timeless elegance at Waldorf Astoria Beijing. With interiordesigns crafted by top architectural and engineering talents at Yabu Pushelberg Landscape, the Waldorf Astoria Beijing premises embody both modern and traditional elements. The multi-million dollar art collection also adds a touch of beauty and culture that is unparalleled. Guest rooms include 38 suites in the main hotel tower and the Waldorf Hutong Villa, three Hutong studios and a room housed in two villas with private entrances located in a garden courtyard. Waldorf Astoria Beijing is comprised of two magnificent buildings with varying styles. The main tower is an elegant bronze building which will transform its color as it ages. The surrounding Hutong Villas bear the elements of ancient Imperial China, providing a breathtaking scene to behold.
From arrival to departure, guests are not only embraced by the striking design, but alsowelcomed by True Waldorf Service. This service initiative assigns a personal concierge, acting as a primary contact, to every guest ensuring that each request is fulfilled. From assisting with culinary preferences and arranging the fine details for special occasions to delivering anticipatory, genuine and personalized attention from the moment they make their reservation until after they return home, Waldorf Astoria Beijing's personal concierges are committed to providing highly anticipatory and personalized service before, during and after a guest's stay.
The hotel joins Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund as thebrand's portfolio expands in China. Members of Hilton HHonors, the guest loyalty program of Hilton Worldwide's ten distinct brands, are able to earn and redeem points for their stay. To mark its opening, the hotel is offering Hilton HHonors members an extra 5,000 bonus points per stay on the best available rate through stays completed between April 1 to August 31, 2014. Waldorf Astoria Beijing is located at 5-15 Jinyu Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, China.
To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at +86 10 5813 8267 or to arrangeyour visit to the hotel please contact BJSWA.Reservations@waldorfastoria.com or visit www.waldorfastoria.com/beijing.
For more information about the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand, please visit www.waldorfastoria.com orhttp://news.waldorfastoria.com.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising nearly 4,900 properties with more than 796,000 rooms in 104 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 - A 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 HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.