Hilton Worldwide Opens First DoubleTree by Hilton in Queensland
Cairns Hotel Marks 400th DoubleTree Location
October 01, 2014 // Franchising.com // SYDNEY, Australia - Hilton Worldwide today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. The 237-room Cairns hotel, formerly a Holiday Inn, occupies an exceptional waterfront location on the Coral Sea in the vibrant city of Cairns. The hotel also marks the fourth DoubleTree by Hilton in Australia and the 400th hotel in the brand’s global portfolio.
"Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns can look forward to experiencing the brand’s signature service in the tropical surrounds of Far North Queensland," said John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "The opening of this hotel further cements our commitment to the Australian market. We know that the little things mean everything when it comes to a rewarding travel experience and strive to bring each guest the special comforts and acts of kindness that are unique to the brand - starting with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check-in and continuing throughout every aspect of a guest’s stay."
DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is located at 121 The Esplanade, approximately six kilometres from Cairns International Airport and half a kilometre from Cairns’ CBD centre. Cairns itself is the gateway to some of Australia’s greatest tourism experiences including the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest.
The hotel incorporates a unique open air rainforest garden with a barramundi pond, providing an excellent space for guests to relax. Each of the 237 Cairns hotel rooms are modern and spacious and offer stunning floor-to-ceiling city, mountain or water views. Guests have a choice of 161 double-double rooms, 75 king rooms and one king one-bedroom suite.
At the heart of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, The Atrium restaurant serves a wide variety of cuisine that incorporates local ingredients with inspired presentation and flavours. Dishes such as barramundi with a lemon myrtle and macadamia crust served on a saffron pea risotto with wild rosella chutney and leek exemplify the restaurant’s commitment to unique local produce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Atrium also offers 24-hour room service.
In addition to The Atrium restaurant, the Lobby Bar is an ideal place for guests to unwind after a day exploring Cairns or some of the region’s incredible natural wonders.
Guests can enjoy a range of complimentary services and amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness and business centres and a dedicated tour desk providing information on local attractions and activities. The Cairns hotel also offers meeting and event space that can facilitate meetings for up to 160 guests’ theatre-style.
As participants in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, the property will offer guests the ability to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors Points and all Hilton HHonors members will earn double Hilton HHonors Points for eligible stays until 31 December, 2014.
"Australia has really embraced the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. We are pleased to provide another exemplary upscale, full-service hotel option in the Australian market with DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns," said Ashley Spencer, vice president, operations, Australasia. "Cairns has long been a desirable leisure location for Australian and international travellers and we know DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns will deliver exceptional service and easy access to Far North Queensland’s iconic attractions."
Among the amenities that guests will enjoy are the invigorating array of CITRON body care products by Crabtree & Evelyn, 24-hour business and fitness centres, outdoor swimming pools, a range of food and drink offerings to meet every guest's need, complimentary high-speed internet access in public areas, and an industry-recognised service culture which is built around the idea of CARE, or Create A Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community.
Recognised worldwide for its warm, hospitable service, DoubleTree by Hilton is Hilton Worldwide’s fastest growing full service brand and offers 400 properties in 33 countries and territories. Along with three existing DoubleTree by Hilton hotels in Australia, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin and DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs, two new DoubleTree by Hilton hotels are planned in Perth and Fremantle in Western Australia. The DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is owned by the BG Hotels group (Mr and Mrs Ludwig Berger), and is the sixth hotel within the group’s portfolio to be managed by Hilton Worldwide.
In celebration of its opening, DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is offering guests a discount of 30 percent for Bed and Breakfast bookings made up until 31 October, 2014 (must be made at least seven days in advance of arrival). Bookings can made directly with the hotel on +61 7 4050 6070 or at www.cairns.doubletree.com.
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About DoubleTree By Hilton
With a fast-growing, global collection of 400 upscale hotels in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 45,000 team members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the traveller feel human again. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travellers may visit our brand website at www.doubletree.com. Social media users may connect with us at www.facebook.com/doubletree, www.twitter.com/doubletree and www.youtube.com/doubletreehotels. For the latest news, story starters and fact sheets about our brand, reporters and bloggers may visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Centre at news.doubletree.com.
About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels. For 95 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of eleven world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,200 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 690,000 rooms in 93 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®.
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