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 nearly 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.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 16 world-class brands comprising more than 5,600 properties with nearly 913,000 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 nearly 100 year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program, Hilton Honors, nearly 85 million members who book directly with Hilton have access to 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.