Opening marks the arrival of the first international hotel brand in the Chinese city.
Hilton has opened the 181-room Hilton Garden Inn Qidong, owned by Jiangsu Hui Long Tang Culture Investment Development Co. Ltd, managed by Hilton itself and located within Central Park Mall, a recreational hub in the Chinese city’s central business district.
The opening marks the arrival of the first international hotel brand in Qidong, which is located at the estuary of the Yangtze River across from Shanghai, and is home to the fourth largest fishery port in China. The city has six industrial zones covering pharmaceutical, mechanic and civil construction industries, and is a fast-growing economic engine for Jiangsu province.
The Hilton Garden Inn Qidong is located 103 kilometers from Shanghai Pudong International Airport and 25 kilometers away from Golden Beach, with the usual guest amenities in place, including 42-inch LED TVs, walk-in showers, mini-refrigerators and generous work spaces with ergonomic furniture.
“We are extremely proud to be the first international hotel brand to enter Qidong city, and we look forward to extending Hilton Garden Inn’s award-winning, service-driven culture to the area,” said John Greenleaf, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. “The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Qidong is a testament to Hilton’s commitment to sustained growth throughout China.”
“The opening of Hilton Garden Inn Qidong furthers our mission to be the most hospitable company in the world, especially as we continue to tap the burgeoning potential of the mid-market sector in China,” said Qian Jin, area president, Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton. “I am confident that the hotel will not only offer visitors to Qidong a revitalizing experience, but will also contribute to advancing the tourism industry in the city.”