DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanghai-Pudong – the tenth hotel to open in China as part of the fast-growing, upscale hotel brand within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio of hotels. The 850-room, two-tower, iconic hotel complex soars majestically 47 storeys over the Shanghai’s Pudong New Area and offers convenient access to Shanghai New International Exposition Center (SNIEC), Shanghai Central Business District and the Shanghai High-Speed Maglev Train to Pudong International Airport. As part of the conversion of the former Sofitel JJ Oriental Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanghai-Pudong will commence a multi-million-dollar (USD) property refurbishment program in early 2012 with a variety of new product, service and design enhancements throughout the hotel that are forecasted to be completed in 2013.
Hotel amenities include more than 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting and special event space, a fitness centre, spa with men’s and women’s sauna and steam facilities, outdoor tennis courts, indoor swimming pool and extensive retail shops. As part of the hotel’s refurbishment program, a new 800 square-metre (8,000 square-feet) ballroom will be constructed, while all food & beverage outlets, meeting and banquet space and retail offerings will also be re-designed and revitalized to meet the high quality standards and contemporary style of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.
Formerly the Sofitel JJ Oriental Hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Shanghai-Pudong will operate under a franchise agreement with Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Co. Ltd. and will be managed by Interstate China Hotels & Resorts Company Limited, a joint venture between Shanghai Jin Jiang International Hotels Company Limited (“Jin Jiang Hotels”), China’s leading hotel operator and developer and Interstate Hotels & Resorts, one of the largest and leading U.S.-based global hotel management companies.