Date: November 2018
Location: Napier, North Island, New Zealand
Name: DoubleTreet by Hilton Napier Hotel & Suites – opening early 2019
Owner: The hotel will run under a franchise agreement with USAR Napier Limited, adding to DoubleTree by Hilton’s portfolio of 54 properties across Asia Pacific.
Hilton’s local partner is Sarin Investments, who already worked with Hilton on a DoubleTree in Wellington, headed up by Raman Sarin, Chairman of Sarin Investments.
Sarin have over 2,000 rooms in NZ and Australia, under IHG and Accor brands, besides Hilton, with several new hotels in the pipeline.
DoubleTree by Hilton Napier will be located in the central business district of Napier, set amid the renowned wine region of Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand’s famous art-deco themed city.
Guy Phillips, senior vice president, development, Asia & Australasia, Hilton, said, “Having recently worked with Sarin Investments on the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington, we are thrilled to once again partner with them to bring our world-renowned DoubleTree by Hilton signature welcome to Napier.”
Phillips added, “In addition to the recent signing of DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka, the hotel will join three other DoubleTree branded properties across the country which are located in Queenstown, Christchurch and Wellington.”
THPT Comment: From the artist impressions photos seen by us thus far, disappointed that the hotel is less Deco and more Hilton, for this city which is immersed in art deco, having been rebuilt in the early 1930s.
First Seen: The Hotel Conversation Auckand