Home' Hotel Management : HM April 2017 Contents New Zealand’s capital city Wellington is set
to become the home of the region’s third
DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.
The signing is a franchise agreement with Sarin
Investments to operate DoubleTree by Hilton
Wellington and the seven-story hotel is expected to
open in late 2017 and is located on Lambton Quay.
The property is operated by Sarin Investments
and is currently undergoing extensive work
converting the T&G building to a hotel.
Raman Sarin, chairman of Sarin Investments,
said: “We are thrilled to undertake this project
with Hilton and bring the world-renowned
DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Wellington.
“It is also especially pleasing that we are
partnering with Hilton to deliver Hilton’s first
hotel in Wellington.”
The hotel will boast 108 stylish and comfortable
rooms, including 21 suites, a restaurant, bar,
boardroom and gym coupled with all the modern,
thoughtful amenities our customers expect from
the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.
“ We are committed to growing Hilton’s
presence in New Zealand and the signing of
DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington is integral
to our regional portfolio expansion plans for
the country, which focus on the key cities as
well as the leisure destinations across both the
North and South Islands of New Zealand,” said
Robert Scullin, vice president, development
DoubleTree heads to Wellington
Marriott’s Luxury Collection
returns to Australia with a Hobart hotel
Marriott International’s Luxury Collection has signed a hotel in Hobart that’s
scheduled to open in 2018 following a full-scale renovation.
The yet-to-be-named hotel is owned by Trawalla Group Parliament
Square Hotel Operator Pty Ltd and will be the only Australian property in
the Luxury Collection.
The hotel will reside in repurposed heritage buildings in Parliament Square, a
new design-led, urban development that is set to revitalise the neighbourhood,
uniting the city’s unique past with its contemporary culture.
Upon opening, the hotel will feature 128 luxuriously appointed guest
rooms and suites with carefully restored features, including original windows,
floorboards and fireplaces.
The hotel’s corridors will showcase exclusive pieces from local artists, while
an upscale restaurant, lobby lounge, and whiskey bar will offer a variety of
dining experiences that reflect the spirit of the destination.
“It has always been our intention to partner with a brand that appreciates and
embraces Tasmania’s natural beauty, history and heritage, which is why we chose
to work with Marriott International to bring The Luxury Collection to Tasmania
as part of this exciting new development,” said Alan Schwartz, Managing
Director, Trawalla Group Parliament Square Hotel Operator Pty Ltd.
“ We also share the brand’s passion for design, indigenous experiences and
refined luxury, and are committed to working with the best talent and experts
in the industry to bring this project to its full potential.”
The original features of the heritage buildings will be revived for today’s
luxury traveller by Sydney-based hospitality interior design firm JPDC. The
Georgian and Art Deco architectural style will be maintained throughout,
embodying The Luxury Collection’s indigenous, rare, and experiential
standards of luxury. The hotel’s relaxed, harbour-side location is highlighted
throughout, with paired back interiors in local, natural materials, such as
recycled timber from the original buildings.
The signing of this hotel marks yet another milestone for Marriott
International as the group forges ahead with its goal of meeting the growing
demand for experiential luxury travel in Australia and the Pacific region.
The company now boasts a portfolio of 23 hotels across seven brands, with
an additional 20 hotels under construction.
Marriott International says the property will further strengthen the
company’s luxury pipeline, which “aims to deliver authentic travel experiences
and exceptional service”.
“Luxury travel in Australia has grown remarkably in the last few years, and
there is still growing demand for new hotel product, specifically in Tasmania,”
said Rajeev Menon, Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater
China) at Marriott International.
“ We’re confident this new Luxury Collection property will have a significant
impression on Australia’s luxury hospitality market and we’re excited to be
working with Trawalla Group Parliament Square Hotel Operator Pty Ltd to
bring this distinct new project to life.”
This hotel will take residency in an assortment of heritage buildings,
including the Georgian-style St. Mary’s Hospital originally constructed in 1847.
Prominently positioned in Parliament Square, the hotel will be located directly
behind Hobart’s historic Parliament House, near local institutions including
Salamanca Market and the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). Upon its
completion in 2018, Parliament Square will include a seamless integration of
generous outdoor space, distinct heritage buildings and meticulously designed
contemporary architecture, providing government office, retail and food and
Wellington’s T&G building is becoming
a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel
An artist’s impression
of the new Luxury
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