I love Vivienne Tam. I have happily received her dresses for birthday gifts the past few years, and I also love the uniforms she has created for Mandarin Oriental. So I was excited to hear about another great hospitality partnership she has created. Marking the one-year anniversary of its global welcome program for Chinese travelers, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has unveiled limited-edition “Water Dragon” slippers she designed for Hilton. The signature slippers will be available beginning this month exclusively for guests of Hilton Huanying, the Hilton Worldwide program offering tailored welcome experiences for Chinese travelers at 70 participating hotels in 23 countries. Travelers can now find the slippers available for purchase on www.hiltontohome.com for $28 while supplies last.
The stylish slippers feature a mirrored design of two intricate inward-facing blue dragons swimming in a turquoise sea, which is a common symbol of optimism, harmony, and fulfillment in Chinese culture. Featuring rich shades of blue inspired by the Hilton Hotels & Resorts signature color, the slippers celebrate the Year of the Dragon and are available in a men’s and a women’s size and made of soft terry cloth, plush cushioning at the toe and a textured sole. “To give travelers a sense of comfort, I was inspired by the Chinese Water Dragon when creating these slippers exclusively for Hilton Hotels & Resorts,” says. “The Water Dragon bestows optimism, harmony and fulfillment, which are feelings we often seek when traveling. Although we may cross many oceans, home is the harmony within. I’m pleased to provide Chinese travelers staying with Hilton a warm welcome on their journeys.”