[photopress:hotels_Conrad_Hilton.jpg,full,alignright]Hilton Hotels has signed a management agreement with China Merchants Property Development Company for the Conrad Beijing.
The Conrad Beijing will have 200 hotel guest rooms and 100 serviced apartments and will feature a variety of restaurants and extensive meetings facilities including an auditorium and a ballroom with a capacity for more than 500 people, as well as a full facility spa and health club. Which makes it a MICE hotel.
The Conrad will be located on Chang An Avenue, between the Second Ring Road and the Third Ring Road in the Chaoyang District, where the Friendship Store will be turned into a 200,000 square meter mixed-use development.
The hotel will take up approximately a quarter of the development and the rest will be made up of grade A offices and a large multi storey retail space. Chang An Avenue is the center of China’s political, economic and cultural activities and is known as the ‘First Street of China.’
Koos Klein, Area President Hilton Hotels Asia Pacific said, ‘The Conrad Beijing will be a stunning addition to our growing portfolio of luxury properties in China, building on the success of the Conrad Hong Kong which opened in 1990 and our upcoming Conrad Shanghai which opens in August this year.’
The Conrad Beijing is scheduled to open at the end of 2010. The Conrad name comes from the founder of the Hilton chain.
Conrad Hilton was born on Dec. 25, 1887, in San Antonio, New Mexico. He bought his first hotel in Cisco, Tex., in 1919 and soon bought others in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Waco. In 1946 he formed the Hilton Hotels Corporation. He is the person in our illustration.
Source: eTravel Blackboard