Hilton is set to introduce the Garden Inn hotel brand to Brisbane in early 2024 following the signing of Hilton Garden Inn Brisbane City Centre North in partnership with Spring Hill Property Group Pty Ltd.
Construction is expected to start this year on the 129-room hotel, which is the fifth Hilton Garden Inn hotel in the pipeline for Australasia.
“We believe that Hilton Garden Inn Brisbane City Centre North will be extremely well-received for both leisure and business travellers alike, with just the right amenities for guests seeking to maximise the value of their stay in Brisbane,” Hilton Director of Development, Australasia, Tushar Raniga, told HM exclusively.
“The location of the hotel is on the cusp of the northern part of the CBD and Spring Hill which puts the hotel in a strong position — catering to multiple market segments. Brisbane has a diverse market segmentation and is considered relatively buoyant in terms of demand and occupancy supply.”
The property, located 13 kilometres from the Brisbane Airport, will be designed by Hayes Anderson Lynch Architects and will offer 129 guest rooms, a full-service restaurant and bar, meeting facilities, fitness room, and 24-hour grab-and-go retail store, The Shop.
Hilton Garden Inn’s rapid growth plans
Hilton recently marked the opening of its 50th Hilton Garden Inn in Asia Pacific, and has more than 110 hotels in the pipeline. In late 2021, the company opened Australasia’s first Hilton Garden Inn with Hilton Garden Inn Albany and announced plans for Hilton Garden Inn Sydney Kingswood.
“With a population of 39k, Albany is an example of a regional centre for which we see great potential for this brand,” Raniga told HM.
“In terms of further expansion, we have an ambition to double Hilton Garden Inn across Australasia over the next five years, with six projects in planning or under construction in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.”
“Hilton Garden Inn Busselton is set to open in 2023 and last November we announced a new Hilton Garden Inn for Kingswood in the commercial powerhouse of Western Sydney which is due to open in 2024. We also have hotels planned in Melbourne as well as Fiji’s capital, Suva.”
Hilton to boost presence in Queensland
Hilton said it is actively seeking to introduce more of its award-winning brands to Queensland. Hilton Garden Inn Brisbane City Centre North is Hilton’s fifth hotel in Queensland and its second in Brisbane.
Spring Hill Property Group Pty Ltd and Image Developments Pty Ltd Director, Rupert Yang, said the City Centre North hotel will “contribute to Brisbane’s growth as a vibrant, dynamic city”.
“As proud Australian developers who have been active in South East Queensland for 15 years, we look forward to the continued transformation of the city as it plans to welcome back international visitors and prepares for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games,” Yang said.
Hilton vice president, Focused Service & All Suites Brand Management, Asia Pacific, Jenny Milos, too, has high hopes for Brisbane hotels in the coming years.
“Already a key Australian city and the gateway to Queensland, the coming years will be an exciting time for Brisbane and will pave the way for savvy new travellers to the city to experience Hilton Garden Inn’s renowned positive, upbeat service,” Milos said.