Shanghai, China and McLean, Va. — Hilton’s luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and Conrad Hotels & Resorts, are set to expand their presence in China through a multi-deal signing of four hotels with leading real estate development company Shimao Group Holdings Ltd. (Shimao).
Joining Hilton’s burgeoning luxury pipeline of 11 hotels in China are Waldorf Astoria Shenzhen, Conrad Shanghai, Conrad Wuhan and Conrad Zhuhai. When they open, the hotels will mark the entry of Hilton’s iconic luxury brands in the four cities, bringing unparalleled luxury to affluent travelers in China. Conrad Shanghai, as the first to open in 2022, will take the spotlight as the largest Conrad hotel in Asia with more than 700 rooms.
Nils-Arne Schroeder, Vice President, Luxury & Lifestyle, Asia Pacific, Hilton, said, “Hilton’s celebrated luxury brands are recognized the world over for their unrivalled levels of service and hospitality and the addition of these new hotels to our luxury pipeline bear testament to the trust and confidence our partners and guests have in Waldorf Astoria and Conrad. The expansion of our luxury brands in China is a tremendous step forward in our luxury growth momentum and we look forward to enabling our guests to create even more memorable experiences through the inspirational service delivered by our team members when the hotels open.”
Hilton currently operates 15 luxury hotels across its Waldorf Astoria and Conrad brands in Greater China, with 11 hotels in its luxury pipeline including the first Conrad hotels which will open in Jiuzhaigou and Urumqi this year. The opening of the three Conrad hotels under the partnership will bring the current total number of Conrad properties in Greater China to 15 and growing, positioning the country as home to one of the largest collections of Conrad hotels and resorts in the world.