Hilton has signed a management agreement which will double its presence in Auckland from 2023, with the company set to take control of a new development which will become DoubleTree by Hilton Auckland Albert Street.
The newbuild property, owned by Queen Fern Holdings Limited, will feature 229 rooms and two suites. Guest facilities will include a fitness centre and all-day restaurant and bar. Meetings and events will be well catered with 400 square metres of meeting space also featuring in the design. The hotel will be located close to the city’s Aotea train station, close to the waterfront and the Sky Tower.
DoubleTree by Hilton Auckland Albert Street will be the ninth hotel in Hilton’s New Zealand network and the sixth DoubleTree in the country, joining stablemates in Queenstown, Wellington, Napier, Karaka and Christchurch. Parent company Hilton currently operates three hotels in the country under its flagship brand, in Auckland, Queenstown and Lake Taupo.
Hilton Senior Vice President, Development, Australasia and Asia, Guy Phillips, said he was excited to be bringing DoubleTree among the local and international businesses present in Auckland.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Queen Fern Holdings Limited to bring another one of Hilton’s award-winning brands to Auckland – DoubleTree by Hilton Auckland Albert Street is a fantastic addition to our portfolio and is testament to our commitment to expand our presence in New Zealand,” he said.
Queen Fern Holdings Limited Executive Director, Joe Dong, said the hotel will be conveniently located to welcome both business and leisure travellers.
“We are very happy to be partnering with Hilton to bring the world-renown DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Auckland city,” he said.