DoubleTree by Hilton Expands Portfolio in Australia
Tuesday April 1st, 2014 - 9:50AM PBA
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PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA—Hilton Worldwide signed a multi-unit management agreement with SKS Group to manage two hotels, located in Perth and Fremantle, Western Australia. The hotels will be branded DoubleTree by Hilton and will join Hilton Worldwide's existing portfolio of 20 hotels in Australasia.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront will be located in Perth, adjoining Barrack Square and fronting the Swan River. The 241-room hotel will offer views of the Swan River and will include a restaurant, bar, executive lounge, business center, gym, pool and event spaces. Construction is expected to commence in mid- 2014, with an anticipated opening date in mid-2016.
DoubleTree by Hilton Fremantle will be located in Fremantle, overlooking Princess May Park and central to the "Cappuccino Strip" of South Terrace. This 150-room hotel will feature a restaurant, bar, business center, gym, pool and event spaces. Construction of this hotel is expected to commence in 2014, with an anticipated opening date in 2017.
"Hilton Worldwide has had a strong presence in Australia for over 40 years with the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, and we are very committed to further expanding our brand portfolio in the region. These two exciting new DoubleTree by Hilton developments will join our three existing DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels in the Northern Territory and are part of our growth strategy for this powerful brand in Australia," stated Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
SKS Group is the Perth-based overseas investment arm of MB Group, based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
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