Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Wins 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award

 Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund Wins 2013 TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice

The first Waldorf-Astoria hotel in Asia sweeps the award by global travelers
on the popular travel site.

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, March 1, 2013

SHANGHAI, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savvy globetrotters have spoken. The
luxury heritage hotel was voted their favourite in Shanghai, taking the Number
One spot and beating over 2,891 other hotels to clinch TripAdvisor's
Travelers' Choice 2013 Award.

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This first Waldorf-Astoria property in Asia (The Waldorf-Astoria Shanghai on
the Bund) has consistently wowed global travelers since its official opening
in April 2011, delivering timeless hospitality and the unsurpassed experience
of elegant luxury. This most recent TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice 2013 Award
joins other accolades for the hotel including making the Conde Naste Traveler
UK Best Hotels Hot List 2012 and garnering the title of 'One of the Finest
Hotels in the World' in the Forbes Travel Guide 2012.

One traveler's review of the hotel on TripAdvisor praised it for being "a
palace and an oasis of calm in the huge city that is Shanghai." Other details
that made for an unforgettable experience for TripAdvisor reviewers were the
Salvatore Ferragamo toiletries, the breakfast feast of both Western and
Chinese cuisine and the "best slippers and bathrobe ever."

The Waldorf's extensive pillow menu is also a favourite. Eight types of
pillows on offer include specially designed ones for specific types of
sleeper. Stomach sleepers can snuggle with the white goose down stomach pillow
while those with delicate necks can opt for the two-chambered feather and down
Slumber Core Pillow for neck support.

The Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is located at Bund Number Two, in the
grand building that was the most exclusive men's club of the city's golden
years, the Shanghai Club. The white marble building in neo-classical style
boasts a main marble-floored hall over 40 feet high. In that time, the upper
floors of the building housed a card room, writing room, dining room and grand
ballroom. And most famous of all was its Long Bar of unpolished mahogany,
reputedly the longest in the world. Today, all the architectural details of
the building have been restored and preserved in a grand monument to

Connected to it by a courtyard is the pristine new tower annex that represents
the sophistication and verve of contemporary Shanghai. Almost half of the 260
rooms within offer panoramic views of the city skyline along the Huang Pu
River. Grand Brasserie and Peacock Alley, housed within, are among the most
sought after dining venues in town.

Together, the architectural landmark of the heritage building and the annex
tower that comprise the Waldorf Astoria Shanghai on the Bund is an evocative
metaphor for Shanghai, a city that embraces its rich history while boldly
staking its claim in the present.

About Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

WALDORF ASTORIA is Hilton Worldwide's luxury brand of landmark hotels, with
each one as singular and timeless as the brand's namesake, The Waldorf=Astoria
Hotel in New York. From classic elegance to modern grandeur, Waldorf Astoria
Hotels & Resorts each represent worldly sophistication and unparalleled guest
service. From sumptuous spas and culinary excellence to world-class golf, each
hotel & resort offers the exquisite accommodations and signature accoutrements
that define refinement and sophistication. Discover Waldorf Astoria by
visiting www.waldorfastoria.com.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and
leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.
The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional
guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more
than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries
and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels &
Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels,
Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by
Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class
guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more
information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at
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SOURCE Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts

Website: http://www.waldorfastoria.com
Contact: Jennifer Hong, +86 21 2329 0440, jennifer.hong@waldorfastoria.com, or
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