Hilton Reopens Hotels in China
Hilton has reopened hotels in mainland China after closing them due to the coronavirus crisis, the hotel company said in a press release.
Hilton closed 150 of its hotels in China in February this year, according to a report by CNBC . The company has a total of 255 properties in the Greater China region.
“Following a challenging past couple of months, we are thrilled to announce the resumption of operations in all Hilton hotels in the Chinese Mainland, marking a significant milestone for a market that has shown incredible resilience,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton.
Hilton plans new cleaning “from check-in to check-out”.
Hilton said this new cleanliness program is expected to launch in June 2020 and will create a focus on cleanliness that “will be visible to guests throughout their stay, providing them with assurance and peace of mind” when they stay at any of Hilton’s brands.
“The safety and well-being of our guests and team members remain our highest priority and reopening all our hotels in the Chinese Mainland is the first step in a measured global recovery process. We are doing everything we can to look after our Hilton family, and I am incredibly proud of how our teams have rallied together to support their communities and each other,” said Chris Nassetta, president and CEO, Hilton.