Hilton has debuted its extended-stay Home 2 Suites brand in Asia Pacific, with a property in the Chinese city of Shenzhen.
Home 2 Suites by Hilton Shenzhen Bao’an is located in the Bao’an district, and offers convenient access to major transport hubs.
The Home 2 Suites brand was launched in 2009 and has surpassed its 500th hotel milestone globally. It aims to allow travellers to maintain their everyday lifestyles, with flexible room configurations and home-like amenities. The rooms include a modular kitchenette and flexible workspace with a ‘working wall’.
Other amenities include a daily complimentary breakfast with Chinese and Western dishes, a 24-hour market offering food, drinks and other essentials, a fitness centre and laundry room, and a multi-functional lobby which includes café Coffee 2 Tea.
The group said that the launch is driven by the rising demand for extended-stay experiences, and that China is experiencing “buoyant domestic travel demand” along with a “continued urbanisation of second- and third-tier cities.”
A recent report from Hilton revealed that reservations increased by approximately 30 per cent, compared to 2019, in the group’s extended-stay bookings.
As such, Hilton has partnered with Funyard, a subsidiary of Country Garden, to develop over 1,000 properties in China over the next 30 years, which includes a pipeline of over 60 Home 2 Suites properties in major business districts and transport hubs of China’s first tier cities, provincial capitals and emerging markets.
Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton, commented:
“Having just opened our 500th hotel in Asia Pacific, we are thrilled to introduce this award-winning brand that builds on our position as the region’s fastest-growing global hospitality company. China is a strategic growth market for us, and with the robust demand for upper midscale hotels across the country, the launch of Home2 Suites by Hilton demonstrates our resilience and our commitment in introducing the right brands to meet our guests’ expectations.
“We look forward to working closely with our partners at Funyard to realize our shared vision of providing travelers an extended-stay experience backed by Hilton in top-tier and emerging cities in China in the coming years.”
Ji Hongjun, CEO of Home 2 Suites by Hilton China, added:
“Funyard Hotels & Resorts is focused on delivering innovative hospitality experiences for modern Chinese travelers. Together with Hilton’s globally renowned expertise in hospitality and Funyard’s experience in the upper-midscale sector, we are committed to elevating the guest experience for a new generation of travelers, who desire to maintain their authentic lifestyles wherever their journeys take them.”