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First look: DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington debuts in New Zealand

Wellington’s first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel has opened in the iconic T&G building, in the heart of the central business district.

Located on Lambton Quay, in the city’s premier shopping area, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington is just walking distance from the iconic cable car, vibrant cafes, the parliamentary precinct, entertainment venues, and the celebrated Te Papa Museum.

The 106-room hotel will be managed by Hilton, under a franchise agreement with Sarin Investments.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington joins two other DoubleTree branded properties in New Zealand, which are located in Queenstown and Christchurch.

“Opening a DoubleTree by Hilton property in the country’s capital is a huge milestone and really represents the brand’s confidence in the continued growth of the Wellington market, and reinforces our commitment to double Hilton’s footprint in New Zealand within the next five years,” said Hilton’s Vice President of Operations for Australasia, Heidi Kunkel.

The historic T&G building, which was built in 1928, was one of the city’s first office towers. The hotel design complements the rich history of the building; attributing Chicago-style architectural elements and fine art deco interiors with marble, copper and wooden accents throughout. The property features 106 stylish guest rooms, including 14 spacious suites, all accessible with digital key through the Hilton Honors app, a restaurant, a bar, a gymnasium, secure parking and a boardroom.

Spring Bar and Restaurant is an invitation to embrace the art of fusion dining with exquisite Asian inspired dishes, fine wines and glamorous cocktails in central Wellington. Spring is where eastern flavours meet western techniques to create mouth-watering fusion plates like the signature Angus tenderloin steak with masala kale.

DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington General Manager, Mads Nielsen, said: “The hotel is in a fantastic building with rich history and in a perfect location for both business and leisure travellers. We look forward to welcoming guests and extending them an exceptional experience that is distinctive to Wellington whilst also bearing all the hallmarks of Hilton hospitality.”

To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Bonus Points per night – up to a maximum of 3,000 Hilton Honors Points – for stays from July 1 2018 through September 30 2018, when booking directly with Hilton.

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