XIAMEN, China and McLEAN, VA – Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton announce the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay, the first Hilton Worldwide hotel in Xiamen, a top destination and one of the largest emerging markets for luxury products and services in China. DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Hengan International (1004 HK).
“We are committed to the China market and are proud to be growing our presence in key cities across the country,” said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president of Operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. “Xiamen is an increasingly affluent and sophisticated city that is an ideal location for the DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay, the latest addition to our portfolio of 55 operating hotels across the Greater China and Mongolia region.”
Conveniently located in the new Central Business District, the 270-room DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay provides spectacular views of Jinmen harbor, Wuyuan Bay and Xiamen’s vibrant cityscape. The hotel is 8.8 kilometers from Xiamen GaoQi International Airport and within walking distance of Wutong Passenger Port, which has direct connections to Jinmen, Taiwan. Tourist attractions including Wuyuan Bay Wetland Park, Wuyuan Bay Yacht Club and Wuyuan Bay Sports Stadium are within easy reach and the popular Gulangyu Island, Xiamen’s pedestrian-only ‘Garden in the Sea’, is a short ferry ride from downtown Xiamen.
The modern guest rooms of DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay are tastefully designed in soothing tones and every room delivers the signature Sweet DreamsTM by DoubleTree Sleep Experience, which includes a custom-designed mattress, plush pillows and luxurious linens. In-room amenities include a 46-inch LCD television, a large desk and high-speed wireless internet to ensure that guests stay connected. The signature bathroom amenities include the refreshing new Aroma Actives natural skin and body care line. Guests can also choose their favorite tea from the tea tray served in the guest rooms every afternoon.
To help guests stay productive, DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay has comprehensive meetings facilities and services. Its 1,400 square meters of meetings space offers the latest in meetings technology and includes a pillar-less grand ballroom that can be partitioned for greater flexibility, a pre-function area and seven function rooms of different sizes. Guests also have access to a Meetings Concierge, a dedicated meetings team and a business center.
DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay also offers a rich array of cuisines. Guests can enjoy a contemporary-themed buffet at the all-day dining restaurant, CIRCLE, and traditional Japanese cuisine at KANPAI Japanese Izakaya. YUE MING BAY Chinese Restaurant serves up authentic Cantonese dishes, as well as the specialties of Minnan and Shanghai. The AMOY Lobby Lounge is the place to enjoy high tea and to unwind over a signature cocktail after a busy day. The EDGE Roof Garden features exotic cocktails, premium wines and snacks, and is the perfect setting for savoring a cigar. Dessert and pastry connoisseurs will appreciate TORNADO Deli, which has an extensive range of Chinese and Western takeaways. For the convenience of guests who arrive late, in-room dining is available around the clock.
To recharge and reboot, guests can head to the fitness center, which features world-class cardio and aerobic facilities and equipment that cater to all levels of fitness. Guests can also get some exercise in the heated indoor pool. Those travelling with children will be pleased to know that DoubleTree by Hilton Xiamen-Wuyuan Bay has a child-friendly play area located next to the fitness center so that guests can work out while the children stay entertained close by.
“We are proud to mark the debut of our DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Xiamen and look forward to delighting guests with our friendly hospitality, starting with the signature DoubleTree by Hilton warm chocolate chip cookie welcome,” said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “The DoubleTree by Hilton brand now operates 20 hotels in key business and leisure destinations across China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou and Chongqing.”