Hilton Beijing, China Located in the heart of Beijing's new commercial and diplomatic district, with direct access to the airport, Hilton Beijing is a refreshing retreat from an intensive day of meetings, shopping or sightseeing. Offering 360 rooms and suites, Hilton Beijing has the cosy atmosphere of a boutique hotel and the reputation for serving the finest selection of food and beverages in town. Hilton Beijing is under renovation until August 2005. The renovation programme has been planned to minimise disruption. Guest rooms, restaurants and recreational facilities remain open through the renovation period. The 360-room Hilton Beijing opened in 1993 is noted for its culinary excellence. The hotel’s Louisiana Restaurant was awarded “Beijing Tourist Enterprise Best Cuisine Service Reward” in the 10th “City Tourism Gold Cup” competition January 2004, the prestigious "2003 Award of Excellence" by Wine Spectator magazine and The Beijing Beefsteak and Burgundy Club “2003 Best Hospitality Award". When choosing to upgrade the existing VingCard locks, important issues for Hilton Beijing were “efficiency”, “safety”, “convenience” and the “reliability” of a global brand. VingCard representative in China, ASSA ABLOY Hospitality, upgraded this property to the VingCard Classic electronic lock with VISION software.