Hilton Worldwide has reached a new milestone of operating 4,000 hotels with the opening of Hilton Shijiazhuang hotel in the Hebei province of China.
The company now has a portfolio of 35 hotels in Greater China, with 120 more and 42,000 rooms in the pipeline in the region.
Overall, the company has around 1,000 hotels in development, with more than 176,000 rooms worldwide.
According to STR data, Hilton Worldwide has more than 60% of its portfolio located outside the US, with 80% of than 93,000 rooms under construction.
The growth of Hilton Worldwide is mainly driven by key offerings, including luxury, full and focused-service, extended-stay and others.
Since 2007, Hilton has added in excess of 1,100 hotels and increased its room count by 33%.
In 2013, the company has opened more than 100 hotels globally, with further plans to open another 110 by the end of the year.
Hilton Worldwide president and CEO Christopher Nassetta said 2013 has been an productive year so far.
"Our brands continue to see unprecedented growth in all regions of the world and to innovate to provide our guests with exceptional experiences," Nassetta said.
"Our exceptional growth further strengthens our portfolio of hotel offerings and brands so we can continue to exceed the expectations of our guests and to lead the industry for a long time to come."
Image: Exterior view of the Hilton Shijiazhuang hotel in the Hebei province of China. Photo: courtesy of Hilton Worldwide.