Hilton Beijing Wangfujing Celebrates Grand Opening
Hilton Beijing Wangfujing has been officially opened with a celebration entitled, "An Intimate Night Of Discovery — A Hint of the Forbidden."
The opening was attended by distinguished government dignitaries, senior officials of Hilton Hotels, representatives from Beijing Macau Development Company and corporate guests. The celebration of Hilton Beijing Wangfujing's opening in one of Beijing's most prestigious addresses was marked with a traditional lion dance and a children's drum performance to signify an auspicious beginning.
Martin Rinck, the president of Hilton Hotels — Asia Pacific, commented, "We have been delighted to add the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing to our portfolio, and to have partnered with Beijing Macau Development Company to manage such a special hotel. China is a key growth market for Hilton, and we are set to expand our presence in this world economy over the next two years with an additional 22 properties, including the upcoming openings of the Hilton Beijing Airport and Conrad Beijing. With our various Hilton Family hotels in the capital city, we aim to be the first choice among travelers to Beijing."
Nils-Arne Schroeder, the general manager of the Hilton Beijing Wangfujing, added that they were sincerely thankful to all their guests for the vote of confidence which resulted in the hotel being awarded with numerous local and international accolades, including being named "World’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel" by the World Travel Awards in London.
The hotel — which Hilton describe as a chic, intimate lifestyle hotel, and features 255 guestrooms including 58 suites – has been receiving guests since its soft opening in August, 2008.