Hilton Lake Taupo has officially opened its doors for business in the popular Taupo resort district on New Zealand’s North Island.

Managed by Hilton Worldwide, the 113-room Hilton Lake Taupo is one of the first upscale, full-service international hotel brands to open in Taupo and the second Hilton hotel in New Zealand after Auckland.

The hotel is comprised of the Heritage Wing, previously known as the historic Terraces Hotel, built in 1889 and now completely re-furbished, and a new wing of 100 rooms – the Mountain Wing. The Mountain Wing is positioned alongside the Heritage Wing with panoramic views over Lake Taupo and to the volcanic mountains of Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand’s largest ski field.

“Hilton Lake Taupo is truly spectacular and I am pleased we will be managing a hotel in one of New Zealand’s most significant leisure and meetings destinations,” said Hilton Worldwide Asia Pacific president, Martin Rinck.

“We are delighted that we have been able to retain the character of the original Victorian building and incorporate some of the same charm into the new Mountain Wing.

“The new hotel reflects the very high standards that guests from around the world have come to expect from the Hilton experience,” he said.