Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Home2 Suites by Hilton Debuts in Asia Pacific

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The first of 1,000 Home2 Suites by Hilton properties in Mainland China has opened in partnership with Funyard Hotels & Resorts


Hilton announces the launch of Home2 Suites by Hilton in Asia Pacific marking the global hospitality company’s 12th brand in the region. Home2 Suites is a dynamic brand that offers savvy travelers the freedom to maintain their lifestyles while travelling, with an innovative extended-stay concept that features stylish accommodation with flexible room configurations and home-like amenities at a great value. Home2 Suites by Hilton Shenzhen Bao’an, marks the brand’s entry in Asia Pacific and is located in the heart of the Bao’an district in Shenzhen, China, with convenient access to major transportation hubs.

Home2 Suites caters to the extended-stay market, as travelers increasingly seek “Travel + Living” experiences. This is a fast-growing opportunity in China driven by buoyant domestic travel demand and the continued urbanization of second- and third-tier cities.

The brand’s innovative Free to be you™ concept empowers sophisticated trailblazers to maintain their everyday lifestyles in a home away from home for any length of stay, appealing to a diverse audience of business travelers, families, fitness fanatics, and pet-lovers.

“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,” said Alan Watts, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “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 Home2 Suites by Hilton China, said, “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.”


Rising Demand for Extended-Stay Experiences

As recently published in a report from Hilton on emerging traveler trends, reservations increased around 30% (compared to 2019) in Hilton’s extended-stay bookings as consumers return to travel in the new normal with a growing preference for longer trips."


Leonard Gooz, global brand head of Home2 Suites by Hilton, said, “Home2 Suites by Hilton’s entry in China introduces a new focus on extended stay accommodations, enabling guests to maintain authentic lifestyles during their travels. Designed with unique customizations and dynamic spaces, guests have the freedom to pursue their personal interests and travel intent with just the right comforts of home. With evolving travel preferences, we are confident that Home2 Suites will offer an ideal hospitality solution to the savvy travelers in China.”


Dynamic Features to Suit Different Lifestyles


Designed with a streamlined approach to storage and functionality, Home2 Suites’ stylish innovations incorporate a modular kitchenette and a flexible workspace with a “working wall”, as well as other customizable features and thoughtful amenities.


Most Home2 Suites properties in China will offer pet-friendly accommodations, paving the future of paw-sitive experiences for both pets and their pet parents during their trips. This is increasingly important in China where pet ownership is a growing trend.


Other signature experiences of the brand include:


  • Inspired Table™: A daily complimentary breakfast comprising a variety of carefully curated hearty and healthy Chinese and Western dishes that offer guests the warmth of home.
  • HOME2 MKT™: For guests to purchase food, drinks and other essentials around the clock.
  • Spin2 Cycle: An innovative concept integrating a fitness center and laundry room.
  • Oasis: An inviting social space that sits at the heart of each hotel is a multi-functional lobby where guests can enjoy the comforts of a home living room. Between work meetings and casual social gatherings, Coffee2 Tea serves as a refreshing stop for guests to customize their beverages according to individual tastes.

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