Hilton Worldwide signed a management agreement with Lanzhou Friendship Hotel to build a hotel consisting of approximately 389 guestrooms in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2017, the 389-room Hilton Lanzhou will reside in the city's central commercial district and provides Hilton Worldwide with access to the rapidly developing northwest China.
Located in the city's central business district on East Xijin Road in Qilihe District, Hilton Lanzhou will be the first international hotel brand in the city. Hilton Lanzhou is located to provide guests with easy access to the city's railway, air and road transport hubs, the Lanzhou State High-Tech Development Zone, and the wealth of cultural landmarks and natural beauty the former Silk Road stop has to offer.
Hilton Lanzhou's top 32 floors will provide guests with an unblocked view of the Yellow River and the surrounding landscape. In addition to guestrooms, the hotel will include three restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, three function rooms, 16 meeting rooms, a ballroom and a health club with a spa and indoor swimming pool.
The hotel is 31 miles away from the airport, two miles from the West Railway Station and 3 miles from city and provincial government offices. The hotel is also walking distance to the city's foremost shopping district, the Gansu Provincial Museum, other government bureaus and corporate offices, including stated owned enterprises and bank branches of Qilihe.
Hilton Worldwide operates 36 hotels in Greater China and intends to expand its presence to more than 150 properties with 55,000 rooms over the next several years.