Hilton Worldwide signed a multi-unit management agreement with BG Group of Hotels to manage four hotels, marking the company’s entry into the Northern Territory and the introduction of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand into Australia.
The properties, currently operating and subject to conversion works, will join Hilton Cairns as a portfolio of five BG Group of Hotels properties being operated by Hilton Worldwide. The rebranded properties will join Hilton Worldwide’s existing portfolio of 15 hotels in Australasia and include:
• Hilton Darwin – 235 rooms
• DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin – 184 rooms
• DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin – 197 rooms
• DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs – 235 rooms
Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Hilton Worldwide has been operating in Australia for more than 35 years and during that time we have focused on growing our portfolio in key business and leisure destinations in the region with important strategic partners. With our strong leadership on the ground, our aim has been to create a network of hotels that meet the needs of business and leisure travellers, and we look forward to deepening our commitment to our clients and our valued owners in this important market with the addition of four more hotels.”