Hilton will debut brands from its luxury portfolio such as Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR in new markets in the region. These signings have grown the global hospitality company’s APAC pipeline to 20 properties, and it will soon hold more than 50 luxury hotels in Asia-Pacific.
Below is a list of the 6 new signings that will open in the region over the coming years:
- Waldorf Astoria Xi’an (China)
- Waldorf Astoria Shanghai Qiantan (China)
- Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
- Waldorf Astoria Sydney (Australia)
- Conrad Nagoya (Japan)
- An LXR Hotels & Resorts property in Bali (Indonesia)
Waldorf Astoria will double its Chinese portfolio as part of Hilton’s growth plans in the APAC region. Come 2025, Waldorf Astoria Xi’an will be housed in a skyscraper in the ancient capital of the 13 Dynasties, as for the Qiantan property, it will become the brand’s second property in Shanghai. Located in the New Bund area, it will offer views over the Huangpu River as well as glamorous and relaxed accommodation for guests to China’s commercial capital.
Set to open in 2024, Waldorf Astoria Kuala Lumpur will herald the brand’s entry into the Malaysian market. The brand will also debut on Australian soil with the slated 2026 opening of Waldorf Astoria Sydney in the city’s iconic Circular Quay. The same year will see the opening of Conrad Nagoya in Japan’s manufacturing capital. Finally, the 72 all-villa LXR resort in Bali is set to open in 2023.
Hilton is Asia Pacific’s fastest growing hospitality company, and that signals the confidence that owners and developers have in our ability to capture growing demand and deliver strong returns in APAC’s most sought-after destinations. We share the optimism that owners and developers have about the future of luxury travel and appreciate the importance they place on partners and brands that will optimise their yield. As we continue to pursue quality organic growth and enhance our network effect, we too stay focussed on prioritising the right partnerships to deploy the right brands in the right locations.
Alan Watts, President of Asia-Pacific at Hilton
These signings mark an incredible moment for our luxury brand portfolio as we expand Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, and LXR throughout five countries in the region, offering even more opportunities for travellers to immerse in our authentic approach. From Waldorf Astoria’s intuitive service to Conrad's bold design and LXR’s culturally immersive experiences, the hotels continue to showcase innovation and deliver on what guests are looking for in their stay. This expansion reinforces the appeal of the brands globally and is a true testament to the team members who bring luxury to life.
Dino Michael, Senior Vice-President & Global Category Head of Luxury Brands at Hilton