The most recognised hotel brand in the world is celebrating the opening of its 4,000th hotel – in the Hebei province of China – taking the Hilton hotel group’s new property count to over 100, just this year.
The brand new Hilton Shijiazhuang becomes Hilton’s 35th property in Greater China, and there are plans for a further 120 hotels.
Since 2007, the brand has added 1,100 hotels to its growing portfolio and has boosted its room count by 33 percent.
There are also plans for a further 1,000 hotels with over 176,000 rooms to come as part of Hilton’s dynamic global growth strategy.
The brand also runs one of the most successful vacation ownership divisions in the world, Hilton Grand Vacations www.higvc.co.uk
Over 194,000 Member families have joined the club, which offers a passport to vacation memories through its exclusive collection of extraordinary resorts in some of the world’s most sought-after locations from Scotland to Miami’s South Beach.
Members have access to over 3,800 hotels with Hilton Worldwide, 3,700 exchange opportunities across the globe and a variety of unique adventure and cruise travel options, too.
Christopher J. Nassetta, president and CEO of Hilton Worldwide, said: “2013 has been an exceptional year so far for our company, and achieving our 4,000th hotel milestone confirms our commitment to be the world’s preeminent hospitality company.
“Our brands continue to see unprecedented growth in all regions of the world and to innovate to provide our guests with exceptional experiences.”
Hilton Worldwide has properties in 90 countries across six continents.
Mr Nassetta added: “Given the strength of our pipeline, we expect continued rapid growth this year and into the future.
“All of our award-winning brands are sought by the best developers and owners in the business and continue to be the driving force behind our success.”