Hilton strikes up alliance with Country Garden to deepen China reach

Hilton has entered into a strategic partnership with Country Garden Hotels Group to manage the Chinese property developer’s hotels primarily under its DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands.

The partnership will an initial six hotels owned by Country Garden now trading or in the pipeline as Hilton-branded properties.

The partnership was formalised during a signing ceremony attended in Shanghai by Hilton’s Christopher J. Nassetta (third from left) and Country Garden’s Xie Shutai (third from right)

New hotels included in the partnership deal include DoubleTree by Hilton Hainan Lingshui, DoubleTree by Hilton Guangzhou Zengcheng and Hilton Zhengzhou Xingyang.

“Country Garden is a widely admired property developer and we are thrilled to be extending our partnership with them,” said Hilton CEO Christopher J Nassetta in a statement. “Through this partnership, we have an opportunity to bring Hilton’s signature hospitality to even more locations across the country.”

Country Garden has an existing portfolio of over 120 hotels in trading, under construction and in planning.

Hilton currently has 470 hotels either trading or under development in China, with 266 being actively under construction.

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