Hilton partners with Country Garden Hotels to expand in China

Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley, Wuhan, China. Photo credit: Hilton(Image: Hilton)

Hilton has partnered with Chinese property developer Country Garden Hotels Group to manage several Country Garden hotel properties primarily under the DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands.

An initial six hotels owned by Country Garden have either begun operating as Hilton-branded properties or have been added to the hotel group’s pipeline. These are all part of Country Garden's existing portfolio of more than 120 hotels in operation, under construction and planning. “Ultimately, our goal is to provide exceptional experiences to our guests wherever they may be, and through this partnership, we have an opportunity to bring Hilton’s signature hospitality to even more locations across the country,” said Hilton CEO Christopher Nassetta in a statement.

Some of the new hotels opened through the partnership deal include the DoubleTree by Hilton Hainan Lingshui, the DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou Zengcheng and the Hilton Zhenzhou Xinyang. The two groups also opened the Hilton Wuhan Optics Valley and the Hilton Foshan in China together. 

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Today, Hilton has a portfolio of 470 hotels operating or under development in China. A total of 226 hotels are currently under construction. The group recently expanded its footprint across the country with opening of two new Hampton by Hilton properties—the Hampton by Hilton Shunde Longjiang, Foshan and the Hampton by Hilton Suzhou Xiangcheng District—in April 2018. 

Hilton also brought its Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand to Northeast China for the first time in January 2018 through the opening of the Hilton Shenyang. The 329-room hotel owned by Shimao Group and managed by Hilton is near the local commercial centers, the transit hub and several tourist attractions.