Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) announced at an on-site ground breaking ceremony a third DoubleTree by Hilton property to open in Perth. The 205-room DoubleTree by Hilton Perth – Northbridge is due for completion in early 2017 and will be the first DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Western Australia.
Hilton Worldwide and SKS Group last year announced their partnership for two additional Western Australia hotels – DoubleTree by Hilton Perth – Waterfront and DoubleTree by Hilton Perth – Fremantle.
“Hilton Worldwide has a longstanding history of operation in the Australasia region, and we welcome the opportunity to grow our presence here with the addition of DoubleTree by Hilton Perth,” said Robert Scullin, vice president, development – Australasia, Hilton Worldwide. “Locally in Australasia, DoubleTree by Hilton has opened and signed 10 hotels across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth – Northbridge will be located at 100 James Street, Northbridge. Positioned immediately north of the Perth CBD, Northbridge is home to Perth’s entertainment district. The hotel will feature 205 rooms including four suites, a restaurant and bar, 400m² of event space, business centre, gym and outdoor pool.
Paul Hutton, vice president – operations Hilton Worldwide Australasia, said of Hilton Worldwide’s expanding presence in Perth, “There is no doubt that Perth has seen a recent transformation. At the heart of this, Northbridge is a vibrant suburb where arts, culture and entertainment come together. We are extremely excited to be announcing our third Perth DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Northbridge set right amongst Perth’s most happening precinct.”
At DoubleTree by Hilton Perth – Northbridge, guests will enjoy all of the hallmarks of a DoubleTree by Hilton stay that create a rewarding hotel experience, from the signature chocolate chip cookie to an array of upscale services and amenities.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, added, “Driving our growth in this region is our brand’s commitment to the exceptional, award-winning service culture for which the DoubleTree by Hilton name is known for – what we call our CARE culture – starting with our signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check-in.”
SKS Group is the Perth-based overseas investment arm of MB Group, based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. MB Group has a 30-year track record in real estate development, property construction, building materials trading, hotel development and hospitality management, and credit financing in Malaysia. Windi Sim, managing director at SKS Group said, “We are very pleased to continue building our partnership with Hilton Worldwide. DoubleTree by Hilton is a fresh and energetic brand and we look forward to welcoming guests to all three DoubleTree by Hilton Perth hotels in the near future.”