DoubleTree by Hilton Debuts in Wellington
New art-deco inspired hotel in the world’s “coolest little capital”
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Wellington’s first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has opened in the iconic T&G building, in the heart of the central business district. Located on Lambton Quay, in the city’s premier shopping area, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington is just walking distance from the iconic cable car, vibrant cafes, the parliamentary precinct, entertainment venues, and the celebrated Te Papa Museum. The 106-room hotel will be managed by Hilton, under a franchise agreement with Sarin Investments.
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington joins two other DoubleTree branded properties in New Zealand which are located in Queenstown and Christchurch. “Opening a DoubleTree by Hilton property in the country’s capital is a huge milestone and really represents the brand’s confidence in the continued growth of the Wellington market, and reinforces our commitment to double Hilton’s footprint in New Zealand within the next five years.” said Heidi Kunkel, vice president, operations, Australasia.
The historic T&G building which was built in 1928 was one of the city’s first office towers. The hotel design complements the rich history of the building; attributing Chicago style architectural elements and fine art deco interiors with marble, copper and wooden accents throughout. The property features 106 stylish guest rooms, including 14 spacious suites, all accessible with digital key through the Hilton Honors app, a restaurant, a bar, a gymnasium, secure parking and a boardroom.
Spring Bar and Restaurant is an invitation to embrace the art of fusion dining with exquisite Asian inspired dishes, fine wines & glamorous cocktails in central Wellington. Spring is where eastern flavours meet western techniques to create mouth-watering fusion plates like the signature angus tenderloin steak with masala kale.
Mads Nielsen, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington, said, “The hotel is in a fantastic building with rich history and in a perfect location for both business and leisure travellers. We look forward to welcoming guests and extending them an exceptional experience that is distinctive to Wellington whilst also bearing all the hallmarks of Hilton hospitality.” DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Bonus Points per night – up to a maximum of 3,000 Hilton Honors Points – for stays from July 1 2018 through September 30 2018, when booking directly with Hilton.
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.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 560 upscale hotels with more than 130,000 rooms across six continents. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event 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, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising more than 5,700 properties with more than 923,000 rooms, in 113 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 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 89 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.Download Article Photos