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ZHUZHOU, China and MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Hilton Zhuzhou, Hilton Worldwide’s first hotel in Hunan Province, China. The opening marks the 32nd Hilton branded hotel in China. The hotel is owned by Hunan Dahan Group Co., Ltd. and managed by Hilton Worldwide.

Hilton Worldwide has 180 hotels in the pipeline for China and currently operates more than 60 hotels across the country, including Hilton branded properties in key cities including Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu and Shenzhen.

Hilton Zhuzhou is an exciting addition to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand portfolio. As one of the largest cities in Hunan, Zhuzhou is not only an important transportation hub, but also a dynamic regional center that is home to a large number of major enterprises from the flourishing metallurgy, machine manufacture, chemicals and building materials industries. Hilton Zhuzhou is proud to serve customers in the key location of the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Golden City Delta.

The majority of the hotel’s 368 rooms and suites feature spectacular views of the Xiang River.Quality in-room amenities include Hilton Serenity® beds, a generously-sized desk, wireless internet access, IPTV, a bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub, as well as Peter Thomas Roth® toiletries.

For meetings and events, the hotel has more than 3,000 square meters of conference and banquet space, with nine meeting rooms and a 1,280-square meter pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,000 people.

“We are pleased to add Hilton Zhuzhou to our China portfolio as we continue to strengthen our presence in important locations across the country where our guests want to travel to, including gateway cities, economic hubs and major tourist destinations,” said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide.

At 158 meters high, Hilton Zhuzhou is the tallest building in the city. Situated in the heart of the city, adjacent to Joy Center Plaza and next to Zhuzhou Bridge, the hotel is part of a mixed use development that includes commercial, residential, retail and entertainment spaces. It is close to government agencies and business zones such as the Jinshan Technology Zone, which is 6.5 kilometers away, and Suyu Industrial Zone, which is 8.5 kilometers away.

Getting to Hilton Zhuzhou is convenient as it is close to major highways,and 49 kilometers from Changsha Huanghua International Airport. Major shopping malls and entertainment spots are within walking distance