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First Hilton in Myanmar Debuts in Naypyidaw

First Hilton in Myanmar Debuts in Naypyidaw

Hilton Worldwide announced the opening of Hilton Nay Pyi Taw in Naypyidaw, Myanmar. The property is the first Hilton Hotel to be located in the country.
The hotel has 202 rooms, each containing flat screen TVs and offering satellite TV channels. Guests may opt to stay in a variety of rooms or suites including a one-bedroom suite, two-bedroom suite, or Presidential suite. Those who choose a suite are provided a complimentary …

Hilton Launches New Canopy Hotel Brand

Hilton Launches New Canopy Hotel Brand

Hilton Worldwide announced the launch of a new brand of hotels, Canopy by Hilton.  The first properties are expected to begin opening in 2015.
Hilton said that its new brand will incorporate five main elements into the design of each hotel, namely: great neighborhoods, market-driven approach, comfort and design, more included value, and “positively yours” culture.
Canopy by Hilton hotels will offer local food and drinks at each property, as well as …

Hilton to Sell Waldorf Astoria New York to Chinese Insurance Company

Hilton to Sell Waldorf Astoria New York to Chinese Insurance Company

Hilton Worldwide announced it plans to sell the storied Waldorf Astoria New York to Anbang Insurance Group, a Chinese insurer, but will continue operate the hotel under a 100-year management agreement with the buyer.
Anbang is purchasing the hotel for $1.95 billion.
The Waldorf Astoria New York is the flagship of Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts brand.  Hilton has opened 27 Waldorf-branded properties in such locations as Beijing, Chicago, Jerusalem, and …

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, Turkey – Hotel Review

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Turkey stands at the crossroads of Eastern and Western society. Business travelers to its largest city, Istanbul, experience a bustling metropolis of more than 14 million inhabitants with a fascinating blend of modern cityscape, and a commingling of European and Islamic culture. Istanbul is also a transcontinental city – physically located in both Europe and Asia by straddling the Bosphorus.
Our trip to Istanbul began at Istanbul Ataturk International Airport – …

New Hilton Hotel Opens in Plano, Texas

New Hilton Hotel Opens in Plano, Texas

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park hotel in Texas.  The property is located in the planned community of Granite Park in Plano, just north of Dallas.
The hotel has 299 guestrooms, each with stone countertops, lighted mirrors, 47” flat screen TVs, and minifridges. In addition, the lobby houses a media bar with 12 flat screen TVs and a technology lounge.
A boardwalk connects the hotel to a 30,000-square-foot (2,787-square-meter) …

Hilton to Offer Online Check-in, Room Selection, and Smartphone Room Keys

Hilton to Offer Online Check-in, Room Selection, and Smartphone Room Keys

Hilton Worldwide announced the introduction of digital check-in, room selection, and digital check-out via smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The hotelier plans to add the ability for guests to unlock rooms using a smartphone in the future.
The new system allows guests who are Hilton HHonors members to check in for a hotel stay at 6 a.m. the day before arrival. The system will allow them to choose a room using floor …

Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach Hotel Opens in China

Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach Hotel Opens in China

Hilton announced the opening of a new hotel in Qingdao, a port city located in China’s eastern Shandong Province.  The property, called the Hilton Qingdao Golden Beach, is situated on the shores of the Golden Beach in the city’s Huangdao district.
The hotel has 402 guestrooms and 29 suites, each with private balconies offering views of the ocean or garden.  The suites range in size from 452 to 1,615 square feet …