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October 26, 2018 Hotel Openings No Comments Email Email

Hilton has today opened Hilton Port Moresby, marking the hospitality company’s first hotel in Papua New Guinea. The 212- room property adds to Hilton’s existing portfolio of 24 operating hotels and 9 pipeline hotels in Australasia.

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As part of an agreement with Star Mountain Plaza, Hilton will also manage the newly completed and state-of-the-art Kutubu Convention Centre, which features plenary space for up to 800 people.

“Opening our first hotel in Papua New Guinea is an extremely significant milestone for us,” said Heidi Kunkel, vice president operations, Hilton, Australasia. “In addition to delivering a new standard of accommodation, F&B offering and conferencing facilities in Papua New Guinea, we are also providing over 200 Papua New Guineans with employment opportunities across Hilton Port Moresby and Kutubu Convention Centre. We are extremely proud to have this kind of positive impact on the local community.”

Hilton Port Moresby comprises of 164 Guest Rooms of 33 square metres, 46 Executive Suites of 46.5 square metres, and two Chairman Suites of 117 square-metres; all featuring floor to ceiling windows. The property also includes five restaurants and bars, an outdoor pool and whirlpool, and a Fitness Centre. For executive guests, there is also the Executive Lounge serving complimentary breakfast, all-day snacks and evening drinks and canapés.

Located in the government district of Port Moresby, Hilton Port Moresby is located just 10 minutes from Jacksons International Airport. The property is also a short drive from the waterfront shopping and dining precinct of Harbourside, Vision City Mega Mall, Port Moresby golf club as well as Port Moresby Nature Park, Rouna Falls and the National Orchid Garden.

John Lucas, general manager, Hilton Port Moresby, said, “As an emerging international business and leisure destination, the opening of Hilton Port Moresby and the Kutubu Convention Centre managed by Hilton will provide guests and delegates alike with world class facilities. Our team members very much look forward to welcoming and providing them with world-renown Hilton hospitality experiences.”

Built over two stages, the entire US$400million Star Mountain Plaza project and operation is overseen and controlled by Mineral Resources Development Company Limited (MRDC). MRDC is 100% owned by the Papua New Guinea government and manages landowners and provincial governments’ equity interests in Mining and Petroleum projects in PNG. The opening of Hilton Port Moresby and the Kutubu Convention Centre represents the completion of stage one of the Star Mountain Plaza development.

Hilton Port Moresby participates in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program. Members who book directly have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi and access to the Hilton Honors mobile app.

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