DoubleTree by Hilton makes Shanghai debut

DoubleTree by Hilton announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanghai-Pudong, the tenth hotel to open in China as part of the upscale hotel brand within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels.

The 850-room, two-tower hotel complex soars 47 stories over the Shanghai’s Pudong New Area and offers access to Shanghai New International Exposition Center, the Shanghai Central Business District and the Shanghai High-Speed Maglev Train to Pudong International Airport.

As part of the conversion of the former Sofitel JJ Oriental Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanghai-Pudong has commenced a multi-million-dollar property refurbishment program in early 2012 with a variety of new product, service and design enhancements throughout the hotel forecasted to be completed in 2013.

Hotel amenities include more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and special event space, a fitness center, spa with men’s and women’s sauna and steam facilities, outdoor tennis courts, indoor swimming pool, and retail shops. As part of the hotel’s refurbishment program, a new 8,000 square-foot ballroom will be constructed, while all food and beverage outlets, meeting and banquet space and retail offerings will also be re-designed and revitalized.

Formerly the Sofitel JJ Oriental Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanghai-Pudong will operate under a franchise agreement with Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels, and will be managed by Interstate China Hotels & Resorts Company.

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