Hilton Expands Presence in New Zealand with the Signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka
Slated to open in 2020, new property will debut in Karaka, 30 minutes south of Auckland city
SYDNEY, Australia and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton today announced the signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka, adding to DoubleTree by Hilton’s portfolio of 51 properties across Asia Pacific. Under a management agreement with Karaka Hotel Limited, a division of New Zealand Bloodstock, Hilton will manage the 120-room new-build hotel.
Located in the beautiful rural town of Karaka, just 30 minutes south from Auckland city, the
new DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka is part of the famous New Zealand Bloodstock Sales
Centre; the country’s largest international thoroughbred auction venue.
Construction of the hotel will commence by the third quarter of 2018 and is due for
completion by early 2020. The hotel will feature 120 stylish guest rooms, including four
spacious suites, a restaurant and bar, fully equipped gym, pool and two meeting rooms. The
hotel will also have full access to Karaka Pavilion which encompasses four meeting and
event spaces, accommodating events from 12 to 600 people.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Karaka Hotel Limited to bring our world-renowned
DoubleTree by Hilton signature welcome to Karaka,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president,
development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton. “The addition of DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka is a
great expansion of the DoubleTree brand in New Zealand and will join three other DoubleTree
by Hilton-branded properties across the country including the brand new DoubleTree by Hilton
Wellington which will open its doors late June.”
Andrew Seabrook, managing director, New Zealand Bloodstock, said, “We are pleased to be
working with Hilton to bring the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to our world-class complex in
Karaka. Our international clients, globe-trotting tourists, and local travellers alike will be able
to take full advantage of our existing facilities including a variety of conference and event
spaces, and world-renown thoroughbred auctions, whilst also having the convenience of
retreating back to DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka to rest and relax”.
About New Zealand Bloodstock
New Zealand Bloodstock is a world-leading thoroughbred bloodstock company servicing an
international customer base through its auction house, airfreight, insurance and finance operations. The company has provided the focal point of the New Zealand thoroughbred industry since 1927 and continues a long record of success as the source of champions to the world.
Situated in Karaka on 40 acres, just half an hour south of Auckland, the Sales Centre boasts nine barns which can accommodate more than 800 horses. Year after year the world’s leading buyers, trainers and owners congregate to the Sales Centre in what is often regarded as the world’s best Sales venue. Combined with first-class hospitality, New Zealand Bloodstock delivers a strength of brand and performance that is second to none. Annually, the company sells more than 2,000 horses for in excess of $130 million. For more information and upcoming Sales visit www.nzb.co.nz.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 535 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. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on facebook.com/doubletree, twitter.com/doubletree and instagram.com/doubletree. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.