CGIs of Waldorf Astoria Osaka and Conrad Chongqing (images: Â© 2021 Hilton)
The Waldorf Astoria and Conrad hotels are lined up for two soaring skyscrapers, reflecting Hilton Worldwide’s confidence that it “will emerge from this pandemic stronger than before.”
Luxury travelers will soon have exciting new accommodation options to choose from in Japan and China.
A major boost for Osaka and Chongqing
In a welcome boost for the APAC hotel sector amid continued disruption caused by Covid19, Hilton Worldwide has signed deals to launch Waldorf Astoria Osaka and Conrad Chongqing. Management agreements have been concluded with Orix Real Estate Corporation for the first and Chongqing Jiafa Industrial Co for the second.
Relatively few details on either project have been confirmed so far. However, images released by Hilton show that Waldorf Astoria Osaka will occupy a modern skyscraper and feature an expansive living room with high ceilings and impressive views of the Japanese city, while Conrad Chongqing will also be seated in an imposing glass-walled building and will have of a circular exterior. rooftop swimming pool with exceptional views of the river and the rooftops of the Chinese megalopolis.
According to the TOPHOTELPROJECTs construction database, the proposed new hotel in Osaka will have 250 rooms and will open in 2025, while the Chongqing construction program will have 200 keys and will be launched in 2025.
Alan Watts, President, Asia Pacific, Hilton, said, âFor more than a century, Hilton has thrived in key destinations around the world, even through some of the most difficult times in history. The strong growth momentum in Asia demonstrates the resilience of Hilton’s luxury brands in a dynamic operating landscape due to the Covid19 pandemic.
âIt also indicates a great deal of confidence among owners and investors in the strength of our luxury brands. We are confident that with our partners, Hilton will emerge from this pandemic stronger than ever before as we continue to provide the light and warmth of hospitality to our guests and seize growth opportunities in key destinations for our customers. owners. “
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Luxury hotel brands are growing rapidly in APAC
Currently, Hilton operates 30 properties under its luxury hotel brands, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR, in the APAC region. Our researchers are also closely monitoring the progress of a multitude of new programs in the region, including Conrad Shenzhen, Conrad Kuala Lumpur, and Waldorf Astoria Jakarta.
Nils-Arne Schroeder, Vice President, Luxury and Lifestyle, Asia-Pacific, Hilton, said: âAt the heart of the luxury hospitality industry is the highly anticipated and personalized service that is consistently provided to our guests in every hotel. Our award-winning luxury brands, Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR, go even further.
âEach of our hotels are located in coveted addresses in some of the world’s most iconic destinations, with the promise of truly exclusive experiences delivered with unparalleled hospitality. The pace of our luxury expansion is a testament to the strength of our world-renowned brands, the trust our owners place in us and the ability to meet the pent-up demand of our customers for luxury experiences, as we continue to Delivering on our promises of elevating luxury hospitality and preparation to welcome guests as the journey resumes.