Hilton is set to open its first modular hotel in Australia under its fast-growing Hilton Garden Inn brand.

Located in Queensland’s north coast city of Townsville, the 190-room Hilton Garden Inn Townsville, which is slated for completion by early 2026, will operate under a management agreement with HHNQ Pty Ltd.

The deal was announced during the Asia Pacific Hotel Industry Conference and Exhibition (AHICE APAC) taking place at the Adelaide Oval on May 1-2.

“It brings us great joy to collaborate with HHNQ and introduce Hilton Garden Inn to the thriving city of Townsville,” said Hilton Director, Development, Australasia, Tushar Raniga.

“The hotel will be modular constructed, which is a great way to reduce construction time and lower building costs. The Hilton Garden Inn brand is experiencing swift expansion throughout Australasia, boasting three operational hotels and an additional six in the pipeline that will triple our presence over the next five years.”

Centrally located, alongside the new 25,000-seat Queensland Country Bank stadium, and surrounded by natural wonders including the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests, the hotel is set to benefit from Townsville’s many government services, predominantly in health and education, its large military base.

The hotel will feature a restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, a fully equipped gym, and a swimming pool.

Hilton is showcasing a Hilton Garden Inn room prototype at the Adelaide Oval for the duration of AHICE.

“We are excited to be working with Hilton to deliver the first Hilton branded hotel in Townsville,” said HHNQ Director, Michael Graham.

“The city of Townsville has undergone significant growth since 2020 and is steadily becoming an economic powerhouse supported by a favourable tropical climate and a renewed interest in regional tourism.

“We know Hilton Garden Inn will be a major asset for the city and one which both locals and visitors can expect reliable, friendly stays and top-tier hospitality from.

“With construction costs continuing to place pressure on projects in the region, we have also taken a position to support the global trend in modular construction and will be working with a major international manufacturer to deliver all hotel rooms in a modular format.”

Hilton has 32 trading hotels across Australasia and 10 in the pipeline, with the Townsville hotel joining Hilton Garden Inn’s portfolio of 91 hotels.