New hotel to mark company’s entry into Gansu province
Hilton has signed an agreement to manage its first hotel in Lanzhou, the capital of western China’s Gansu province.
Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2017, the 389-room Hilton Lanzhou will be located on East Xijin Road, in the central Qilihe district of the city.
“The introduction of our flagship Hilton property to Gansu province marks a chapter in our commitment to providing guests with greater access to China’s northern and western markets,” said Francis Lee Wee-Hau, Hilton’s senior vice president of development for Greater China & Mongolia.
“Lanzhou is an established regional transportation hub, a growing industrial and commercial centre, and has become a vibrant tourism destination, making the city an ideal setting for our entry into the region. As the first Hilton Worldwide hotel in Lanzhou and Gansu, we are confident Hilton Lanzhou will bring considerable awareness to Hilton Worldwide’s many offerings and showcase our strengths in helping the region’s future development.”
Facilities at the Hilton Lanzhou will include three restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, three function rooms, 16 meeting rooms, a ballroom, health club, spa and indoor swimming pool. The hotel’s rooms will offer views of the Yellow River
The move into Lanzhou marks a major step in Hilton’s Chinese expansion. The company plans to expand its portfolio from 36 to 150 hotels across Greater China over the next few years.