Hilton’s popular Garden Inn brand is set to expand to Western Australia’s Margaret River wine region in 2022 with the signing of a new-build hotel.

The 112-room Hilton Garden Inn Busselton is expected to open in 2022 at this stage and will be the fourth Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Australasia.

“We are delighted to partner with Pacifica Ausglobal Busselton Pty Ltd to bring our award-winning focused service brand Hilton Garden Inn to Busselton, Western Australia,” said Hilton Senior Vice President, Development – Asia and Australasia, Guy Phillips.

“We are deeply committed to the West Australian market and when open, Hilton Garden Inn Busselton will mark our fifth hotel in the state. This signing highlights our strategy of positioning the right brands in the right locations, at the right time.”

Hilton Garden Inn Busselton joins Parmelia Hilton Perth and DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge, alongside the forthcoming DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront and Hilton Garden Inn Albany.

The hotel will be built in the centre of Busselton’s 38-hectare commercial, cultural and public space foreshore precinct, taking advantage of the City of Busselton’s strategic investment in the area including a new Entertainment, Arts and Culture Hub.

The Margaret River is one of Australia’s most popular wine regions

Hilton Garden Inn Busselton will also complement the increase in domestic and international airport traffic expected from upgrades to Busselton Margaret River Airport currently underway.

“The expansion of tourism infrastructure in Busselton will pave the way for savvy new travellers to the city to experience Hilton Garden Inn’s renowned hospitality,” said Hilton Vice President, Focused Service and All Suites Brand Management – Asia Pacific, Jenny Milos.

“Hilton Garden Inn welcomes guests with its sunny approach to guest service at 30 hotels in Asia Pacific, and with more than 85 hotels in the pipeline in the region our goal is to make every guests’ stay better and brighter. We look forward to bringing Hilton Garden Inn’s brand of hospitality to the city of Busselton.”

Hilton Garden Inn Busselton will be located 9 kilometres from Busselton Margaret River Airport and will feature ocean views across Geographe Bay and Busselton Jetty.

The property will include an all-day dining restaurant serving Hilton Garden Inn’s signature cooked-to-order breakfast, a bar serving shareable small plates and handcrafted cocktails and craft beers, a fitness centre, 242sqm of flexible meeting space, and onsite parking for 60 vehicles.

Pacifica Ausglobal Busselton Pty Ltd Director, John Zendler, said: “This is another important milestone in our strategic partnership with Hilton to deliver quality hotels to regional Western Australia. We enjoy a strong relationship with Hilton and look forward to delivering this project together.”

Hilton Garden Inn Busselton will join 27 operating and 14 pipeline Hilton properties throughout Australasia.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management