DoubleTree by Hilton to Open First Hotel in Australia
Tuesday June 26th, 2012 - 9:40AM
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KARRANTHA, AUSTRALIA—Hilton Worldwide inked a management agreement with Ramtron Australia Pty Ltd. to open the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Australia.
Scheduled to open mid-2014, the DoubleTree by Hilton, Karratha will be located in the center of the Karratha commercial area, approximately nine miles from Karratha airport and 12 miles from the port at Dampier.
The eight-story property will feature 144 guest rooms, 20 apartments and will have an all-day dining restaurant and bar. The hotel also will offer a fitness center, outdoor pool, three function rooms and parking facilities.
Karratha is a major mining hub in the Pilbara region, the largest mining region in Australia. Karratha adjoins the port of Dampier and is located 900 miles north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.
"The DoubleTree by Hilton, Karratha will be our sixteenth property in Australasia and the first DoubleTree by Hilton in the region, joining the Parmelia Hilton Perth as the second Hilton Worldwide property in Western Australia,” said Robert Scullin, VP/development, Australasia, Hilton Worldwide.
Ramtron Australia Pty Ltd. is a consortium led by local Western Australian developer Rothchester Hotel and Resorts Pty Ltd.
Tags: Hospitality Ownership
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