Hilton Hotels & Resorts Enters New Caledonia
Friday November 1st, 2013 - 10:00AM BHP
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NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA—The Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand debuted in New Caledonia with the signing of a franchise agreement with GLP Hotels New Caledonia and the opening of Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences.
The hotel features 154 apartments that offer water views over the New Caledonia lagoon, which is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
"The opening of Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences marks the entry of the Hilton brand in a new country and brings Hilton Worldwide's flagship brand portfolio to 80 countries and territories around the world," stated Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
The three-tower Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences is located on Anse Vata Beach in the center of the main tourism and accommodation district in Noumea. The hotel's apartments range from king studios to one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, all of which come equipped with a kitchen and laundry.
"Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences is a wonderful addition to our current portfolio in Australasia, joining our three existing properties in the South Pacific: Fiji Beach Resort & Spa managed by Hilton, Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa and Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa in French Polynesia," said Ashley Spencer, VP/operations-Australasia, Hilton Worldwide.
The hotel will open with a newly renovated main entrance and lobby area that will include a dedicated Hilton HHonors desk, as well as a library and lounge area. Facilities at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, restaurant serving Pacific Rim cuisine, a business center gym and wellbeing center.
A glass-walled chapel located in the gardens of the hotel with panoramic views over Anse Vata Bay has recently been inaugurated for wedding celebrations. Numerous boutiques, cafés and tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel.
Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 19 hotels in Australasia, including 13 properties in Australia, four in New Zealand and four in the South Pacific.
GLP Hotels is a locally owned New Caledonian hotel group with five distinctly individual properties. The group offers a combined total of over 500 rooms from budget category to suites, apartments and over water bungalows.
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