DoubleTree by Hilton banks on Asian growth

by | 17 Nov 2022 | Pipeline

Pictured: rendering of Hilton Osaka Castle lobby. Imagery © Hilton.

The vast majority of Hilton Worldwide’s DoubleTree by Hilton brand premium pipeline is centred on Asia, according to TOPHOTELPROJECTS data.

Our records show that at least 88 projects are underway globally, reaching nearly 19,000 keys in total.

Asian acceleration

Over 70% of these upscale four star sites, representing 62 hotels, are taking shape in Asia. This is way ahead of Europe in runners up spot with nine properties, which in itself just pips North America into third with eight.

Deep diving into country by country classification, we see that 43% of properties, equating to 38 sites, will appear in China. The USA is a distant second with seven entries and Saudi Arabia scrapes onto the podium with four developments.

Asian cities dominate at the head of precise location counts too, with Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah comes top with three projects, while a selection of Chinese metropolises share runners up placing with two sites: Nantong, Nanjing, Shenzhen and Shaoxing.

Massive 2023 peak

The upscale pipeline is due to peak next year, with a massive 43% of deliveries due in those 12 months – representing 38 sites. 2024’s openings represent less than half of the previous year’s slated completions currently, sitting at 15 sites/17%. A further 12 hotels/14% of the pipeline is imminently due to open by the end of this year, while the remaining 23 entries are either scheduled for 2025 and beyond or have yet to be designated an opening date.

DoubleTree hotels are designed to provide comfort to today’s business and leisure travellers. The accommodation celebrates a sense of place, with a combination of contemporary style and a caring and relaxed approach to hospitality, typified by the warm chocolate chip cookies each guest receives at check-in.

Archetypes in Asia

Part of the Chinese charge, DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Benxi is due to add a massive 500 keys to the eastern Chinese city of Benxi’s portfolio in Q2 2023. The hotel will be part of the Hills Hot Spring Town development, alongside a hot spring entertainment centre, conference centre, shopping mall and residential apartments.

Elsewhere in Asia, DoubleTree by Hilton Osaka Castle will mark the debut of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand and the third Hilton-managed hotel in Osaka, Japan. Scheduled to open in the spring of 2024, the 377-room new-build hotel will be situated within walking distance of the almost 450-year-old Osaka Castle. facilities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting facilities and an executive lounge. Dining options comprise an all-day dining grab and go and a lobby lounge and bar.

Many TOPHOTELNEWS articles draw on exclusive information from the TOPHOTELPROJECTS construction database. This subscription-based product includes details of thousands of hotel projects around the world, along with the key decision-makers behind them. Please note, our data may differ from records held by other organisations. Generally, the database focuses on four- and five-star schemes of significant scale; tracks projects in either the vision, pre-planning, planning, under-construction, pre-opening or newly opened phase; and covers newbuilds, extensions, refurbishments and conversions.

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