Hilton Expands Presence in New Zealand
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Napier Hotel and Suites, adding to DoubleTree by Hilton’s portfolio of 54 properties across Asia Pacific. Auckland-based Sarin Investments will manage the hotel under a franchise agreement with USAR Napier Limited.
Napier is a beautiful coastal city on New Zealand’s North Island, which is set amid the renowned wine region of Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand’s famous art-deco themed city. DoubleTree by Hilton Napier will be located in the central business district – a short walk to Hastings Street pedestrian mall, the waterfront and Napier’s famous art-deco attractions.
Construction of DoubleTree by Hilton Napier is underway and is due for completion early 2019. The hotel will have a modern art-deco design theme running throughout and will feature stylish guest rooms, including spacious suites, a restaurant and bar, fully equipped gym, and a boardroom.
Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton, said, “Having recently worked with Sarin Investments on the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington, we are thrilled to once again partner with them to bring our world-renowned DoubleTree by Hilton signature welcome to Napier.”
Phillips added, “In addition to the recent signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka, the hotel will join three other DoubleTree branded properties across the country which are located in Queenstown, Christchurch and Wellington.”
This is Sarin’s second DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in New Zealand in addition to the DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington. Raman Sarin, Chairman of Sarin Investments, said, “We are thrilled to open our second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and to bring this international brand to Napier and the Hawkes Bay region.”
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 15 world-class brands comprising more than 5,500 properties with nearly 895,000 rooms, in 109 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 82 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 540 upscale hotels with more than 127,000 rooms across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers, and meeting and banquet spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com.
About Sarin Investments
Sarin Investments is a family driven business. They own, manage and operate over 20 properties across New Zealand, Australia and United States of America.