LANZHOU, China—Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with Lanzhou Friendship Hotel to build a hotel consisting of approximately 389 guestrooms in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province. Scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2017, the Hilton Lanzhou will reside in the city’s central commercial district.
“The introduction of our flagship Hilton property to Gansu province marks a chapter in our commitment to providing guests with greater access to China’s northern and western markets,” said Francis Lee Wee-Hau, senior vice president of development, Greater China and Mongolia, Hilton Worldwide. “Lanzhou is an established regional transportation hub, a growing industrial and commercial center, and has become a vibrant tourism destination, making the city an ideal setting for our entry into the region.”
Hilton Lanzhou will be the first international hotel brand in the city. The 32-floor property’s will include three restaurants, a lobby lounge and bar, three function rooms, 16 meeting rooms, a ballroom, and a health club with a spa and indoor swimming pool.
Hilton Worldwide operates 36 hotels in Greater China and intends to expand its presence to more than 150 properties with 55,000 rooms over the next several years.