Asia Pacific News

Hilton Worldwide Extends Soap Recycling to Japan

Hilton Worldwide today announced that it has extended its global soap recycling initiative to all 10 of its Japan hotels. The program supports the company's commitment to diverting waste from landfills through reuse, recycling and donations via its global RePurpose program, and enables Hilton Worldwide to make a significant contribution toward combating hygiene-related diseases in underprivileged communities in Asia.

Hilton Worldwide Commits to Promote Equal Opportunity for Women

Hilton Worldwide today pledged its commitment to promote equal opportunity for women by signing the CEO Statement of Support for the Women’s Empowerment Principles. The Principles are the result of collaboration between the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the United Nations Global Compact and offer guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Hilton Worldwide Signs Agreement with Archer Hospitality Private Limited to Open First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Agra

Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the signing of a management agreement with Archer Hospitality Private Limited for DoubleTree by Hilton Agra, scheduled to open this August. Located just 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) from the Taj Mahal, DoubleTree by Hilton Agra will be among very few hotels offering views of the legendary mausoleum. The hotel's city center location will also place it near popular tourist attractions and shopping hubs like the Agra Fort, Akbar's Tomb and Kinari Bazaar.

Hilton Worldwide to Ban Shark Fin in all Owned and Managed Properties across Asia Pacific by April 1, 2014

Hilton Worldwide today announced that it will cease serving shark fin and stop accepting new orders for shark fin dishes by April 1, 2014. The ban covers all restaurants and F&B facilities operated by its 96 owned and managed properties across Asia Pacific.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Welcomes Global Luxury Travelers to Beijing

Hilton Worldwide and Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of Waldorf Astoria Beijing, marking the second Waldorf Astoria hotel in China and the brand's continued international expansion. An expression of its unique location, Waldorf Astoria Beijing features 176 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, three unique restaurants, including Peacock Alley, Brasserie1893 and Zijin Mansion, 796 square meters of function meeting space, a spa and fitness center with heated indoor swimming pool. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by China Oil & Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO).

Hilton Worldwide Enters Bangalore with Launch of DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore

Hilton Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the launch of the full-service, upscale DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bangalore. Located on Sarjapur - Outer Ring Road, in the southeast region of Bangalore, the contemporary hotel is near several IT / ITES Technology Parks, commercial and business hubs, entertainment and shopping centres, educational institutions and sports facilities.

DoubleTree by Hilton Enters Suzhou, Anhui

DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of the 23-story, 301-room DoubleTree by Hilton Anhui-Suzhou. The opening marks the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Suzhou as well as in north Anhui Province. The hotel is operated by Hilton Worldwide and owned by Anhui Shou Cheng Investment Management Co., Ltd.