Hilton Worldwide opened its first hotel in Fujian province. DoubleTree by Hilton Putian, the 12th DoubleTree by Hilton property in China. The property offers 337 guestrooms, including 23 suites, three restaurants, a lobby lounge and a fitness center with an 82-foot heated indoor swimming pool and a spa. It is the first internationally branded hotel in Putian.
Hilton Worldwide’s entry into Fujian Province is considered as another milestone in the company’s ongoing expansion in China, where it has more than 110 properties in the pipeline.
Situated in the central Chenxiang diplomatic and commercial district, DoubleTree by Hilton Putian is located across the street from the new government center. It is near the Putian railway station, where trains take passengers to the nearby cities of Fuzhou Xiamen in less than an hour. The hotel also offers business and leisure travelers access to many local attractions such as Meizhou Island, the hometown of Mazu and the origin of Mazu Culture, Putian South Shaolin Temple and Jiulong Valley National Forest Park.
The guestrooms are equipped with technology and amenities, including LCD flat-screen television with international satellite stations, MP3 alarm clock, in-room climate controls, laptop-size safe, the DoubleTree by Hilton Sweet Dreams bed; marble bathrooms with a separate bathtub and rain shower, as well as Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries. Internet access is available throughout the hotel. Business travellers can enjoy the comforts and conveniences of the executive rooms on the uppermost floors, offering express check-in/out, personalized butler service and access to the exclusive 29th floor executive lounge.
The hotel’s three food and beverage outlets include: an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty Chinese restaurant, Kanto, and Yuxi Chinese restaurant. For informal meetings and relaxation, the LongYan lobby lounge provides a retreat, while the JAM (Just Ask Me) service supplies a variety of take-out food.
The hotel is geared to handle the conventions, corporate meetings and banquet events. The 12,917 square foot ballroom, which is divisible into two or three rooms, can accommodate up to 650 banquet diners or 1,260 guests seated theater-style. Located on the same floor are seven flexible function rooms equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and facilities including WiFi access and a Business Center offering a full secretarial service.
DoubleTree by Hilton Putian also boasts fitness and health facilities, which include a range of services available to both hotel guests and local residents. The fitness center has Precor equipment as well as an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, and steam room. The Spa, which includes six treatment rooms, offers a range of treatments.