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Hilton Shanghai hosts Shanghai Rolex Masters Tournament in Asia

Hilton Shanghai, for the 10th Year the Event's Official Prestige Sponsor, will house 100 tennis players and cater for 80,000 fans attending China's most famous tennis championship event.

SHANGHAI – 2013 marks a memorable year for Hilton Shanghai, as it celebrates its 25th anniversary and continues a 10-year partnership with the Tennis Masters Tournament since 2004. Hilton Shanghai scores additional honor as the official Prestige Sponsor of the larger-scale Shanghai Rolex Masters for the 10th year, which is scheduled to be held at the Shanghai Qi Zhong Tennis Centre 05 to 13 October 2013.

The creation of the Shanghai Masters Tournaments resulted from the ATP and the Chinese Tennis Association’s desire to develop the market of tennis in China. With more than 100 of the world’s top male tennis players competing in 99 matches throughout nine days, Shanghai Rolex Masters will bring world-class tennis back to Shanghai and emerge as the highest profile sporting event to be held in China this year.

Supported by its excellent track record as the Official Hotel Sponsor of the Tennis Masters Tournament for 10 years, Hilton Shanghai will provide accommodation for more than 1,000 members of the international tennis community, counting players, coaches, officials, family members, sponsors and dignitaries during the Shanghai Rolex Masters. It will also supply catering services for some 80,000 guests at the week-long tournament at the Shanghai Qi Zhong Tennis Center.

Hilton Shanghai general manager, Mr. Gerd Knaust said, “We are very proud to once again be the official hotel sponsor for this global sporting event. Being the only Masters event in Asia, the Shanghai Rolex Masters is destined to stand out as the flagship event in China and in Asia. It is an ideal occasion for us to showcase our commitment and unparalleled experience in delivering outstanding service. All of us are very much looking forward to doing our very best for the event.”

Healthy Options Menu – presented by One-star Michelin Italian Chef Igor Macchia and the celebrated culinary team of Hilton Shanghai lead by Executive Chef Glenn Saussey.

To offer enhanced catering experience to a larger group of guests, Hilton Shanghai has continually invited a one-star Michelin Italian Chef Igor Macchia from Torino, Italy as the chef for this year’s Shanghai Rolex Masters.

Backed by rich working experience with various three-star Michelin restaurants, Chef Macchia has successfully endowed traditional cuisine with innovative creations and has best interpreted the idea of “good and healthy” dining philosophy by applying today’s techniques and instruments to gastronomy.

Mr. Knaust added, “At this year’s tennis stadium, guests will be able to feast on excellent Italian gourmet delicacies paired with elaborately selected wines and other appropriate beverages, while indulging in the comfort and appeal of the hotel’s opulent ambience and impeccable service at the stadium.”

A recent survey taken during the tournament also showed that Hilton Shanghai served some of the best food of the ATP circuit, thanks to its organic and gluten-free ingredients, reduced saturated fats, cholesterol, carbohydrate, calorie and trans-fat contents in its regular dining choices.

Hilton Shanghai celebrates 25-year anniversary

Hilton Shanghai, one of the first international hotel brands to enter mainland China, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year having officially opened its doors to its first guests June 28, 1988. To commemorate the event, the hotel has launched several activities highlighting and celebrating Hilton Shanghai’s importance as a pioneer in Shanghai and China’s hospitality industry.

Built on 70,000 square meters of land in Shanghai’s central business district, the 714-room Hilton Shanghai forever changed the landscape of the hospitality scene in Shanghai and China. As one of the first International hotel chains launched in the People’s Republic of China, it set a precedent for premier hospitality services and standards, and continues to lead the industry 25 years later.

Hilton Shanghai has continued to spread the light and warmth of hospitality ever since its opening. Everyone from kings to presidents, Hollywood celebrities to F1 and tennis superstars have passed through its doors. The hotel celebrates its 25th anniversary with a series of activities as well as the launch of a commemorative anniversary exhibition and magazine published in June, which chronicles the hotel’s fascinating history. The 25th anniversary commemorative magazine paints an in-depth picture of the hotel’s illustrious history, from 1988 to the present day, including testaments, tales and dated images. The magazine, which is distributed within the hotel, is dedicated to showcasing Hilton Shanghai yesterday, today and in the future.

Strategically located in the heart of the city’s business area, Hilton Shanghai has become a home away from home for business clients and leisure travelers from around the world. The hotel features stunning city views, modern and comfortable guest rooms and suites, impeccable service, trendy events and extraordinary dining options from award-winning restaurants Leonardo’s and Sichuan Court. The hotel has also completed 85 percent of its renovation project giving a fresh look for guest rooms and meeting venues. All Deluxe Rooms from the 13th to the 25th floors sport new contemporary design elements and up-to-date facilities in time for the silver anniversary festivities.

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