AS PART of celebrations for Hilton Worldwide's 25th anniversary in China, the hotel company has raised the curtains on a new tour package, Flavors of China, offering travellers the option of pairing their stays with local attraction visits.
Available at 34 Hilton HHonors hotels across 20 cities in Greater China, guests can visit major tourist sites such as the Forbidden City, the Bund, Victoria Harbour, the Terracotta Warriors, Nanjing relics, the Jialing valleys and Zhouzhuang canals.
The package comes with one night’s accommodation, breakfast for two and a pair of tickets to a local attraction.
Guests must make their reservations between April 3 and December 31 for stays until January 1, 2014 at participating hotels.
Hilton has also rolled out an ambitious growth strategy for China, aiming to expand its portfolio from 32 properties with over 12,000 rooms to more than 150 properties with over 55,000 rooms.
Furthermore, 2013 will see the introduction of Hilton’s fifth brand in China – the midscale Hilton Garden Inn.
“Hilton Worldwide is focused on achieving sustainable growth in China. To accomplish this, we have developed a clear game plan to drive rapid, yet sustainable expansion. As China is Hilton Worldwide’s largest market outside the US, we are set to launch our fifth brand in China with the introduction of the Hilton Garden Inn and are on course to have a presence in 75 cities by 2015,” said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president for operations in Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide.
– TTG Asia editor Gracia Chiang talks about hotels expanding into tours on her blog