Hilton Expands Presence in New Zealand with the Signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Napier
Slated to open in 2019, new property will debut in Napier, New Zealand
SYDNEY and MCLEAN, VA - 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.”
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 565 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.
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