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Press Release21 September 2016

Hilton Debuts First Full-Service Residences In China

Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences Redefines Hospitality in the Heart of China’s “Spring City”

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JINAN, China and MCLEAN, Va. -- Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences, marking the debut of its full-service residences concept in China. Owned by Luneng Group Shandong Luneng Genfu Development Co, Ltd. and managed by Hilton, Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences is also the first international hotel in Jinan South and Hilton's 37th hotel in China.

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"Hilton has proudly welcomed the world's travelers for nearly 100 years, continuously innovating and redefining what hospitality means," said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. "With the opening of our first ever full-service residences concept in China, we are bringing an unparalleled experience to travelers seeking best-in class accommodations in the heart of it all. From the contemporary, all-glass design of the hotel, to housing the city's tallest restaurant, to its integration with the city's premier retail center, Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences is poised to offer a truly exceptional international experience."

Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences has a combined 420 rooms - 316 of which are stylish and spacious guest rooms housed within the hotel, and the remaining 104 luxurious one-, two- and three-bedroom accommodations are located in the residence tower. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities including Wi-Fi and 42-60'' LCD TVs, as well as French windows that provide panoramic views of the mountainous city skyline. Recreational facilities include a swimming pool on level 33, along with a 24-hour fitness center, sauna and steam rooms. Guests who stay in Executive rooms will enjoy exclusive access to the Executive Lounge, which serves complimentary breakfast, afternoon tea and happy hour canapés and cocktails in the evening. Each of the residences houses its own fully-equipped kitchen, as well as separate living and work areas, and all residence guests have access to a separate reception area and fitness center.

"We are committed to strengthening our footprint within China, specifically in the locations where both our leisure and business guests are traveling," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president, operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton. "A milestone achievement in the growth and evolution of our portfolio, the opening of Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences brings our flagship brand to the capital city of Shandong Province, an important economic center for northern China that is increasingly driving leisure tourism, corporate travel and MICE segments."

With 10 multi-function meeting rooms, a 1,000-square meter terrace garden atop a 1,050-square meter Grand Ballroom, Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences offers more than 2,679 square meters of flexible meeting and banqueting space that can be configured to suit anything from a gala dinner to a conference. A 24-hour business center provides secretarial and business services, while a dedicated team is on hand to ensure smooth, successful events making the hotel an ideal venue for bookings both big and small.

Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences has three innovative restaurants and a bar:

  • All-day dining restaurant, OPEN, on level 37, features an international breakfast buffet and noodle bar where guests can watch chefs prepare pasta from scratch. Alternatively, guests can enjoy the mountain view at the sushi counter, or entertain friends in private dining rooms while sampling barbecued specialities.
  • YUXI, on level 39 and 40, is the highest restaurant in town. Taking inspiration from its name, meaning 'emperor's imperial seal,' this Chinese restaurant draws on proud culinary traditions to offer authentic Lu and Cantonese dishes. With a vast dining hall and 11 lavish private dining rooms, YUXI delivers a sophisticated dining experience.
  • VIEW, a specialty restaurant on level 38, offers authentic Chinese delicacies and an impressive wine list. With three semi-private dining rooms, it is the perfect place for guests to unwind, while admiring the stunning skyline and tapping their feet to live music.
  • JI LOUNGE on level 35 is not only the highest bar in town, but also the only library-themed lounge bar, where guests can enjoy Hilton's signature afternoon tea and breathtaking views.

Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences is situated in the heart of the city, surrounded by some of the most sought after attractions. The hotel has direct access to Grand Height Shopping Mall - Elite City, offering guests several retail and entertainment options right outside their doorstep, including a cinema and a skating rink. The hotel is also within easy reach of various landmarks, with Thousand Buddha Mountain only six kilometers away and Red Valley - South Scenic District about 17 kilometers from the hotel. The hotel is served by Jinan High Speed Railway Station, Jinan Railway Station and Second Ring South Road, which leads to Jinan Yaoqiang International Airport located 34 kilometers away.

Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences participates in Hilton HHonors®, Hilton's award-winning guest loyalty program. In celebration of the hotel's opening, Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels will receive 1,000 bonus points per night (valid between September 20, 2016 and March 19, 2017), along with instant benefits including an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital check-in.

Hilton Jinan South Hotel & Residences is located at 2888 Second Ring South Road, Jinan, Shandong Province. For more information or to make reservations, please call +86 531 8622 9999 or visit the hotel's website at jinansouth.hilton.com.

Media may learn more about the hotel and download high-resolution images at news.hilton.com/jinansouthhotelresidences. More information on recent and upcoming Hilton Hotels & Resorts openings is available at news.hilton.com/openings.

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