Rob Scullin

Hilton, M20, Ledrae Hotels to build/operate Hilton Canberra

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced that a Consortium involving M20 Pty Ltd, Ledrae Hotels Pty Ltd and Hilton lodged an unsolicited proposal with the Australian Capital Territory Government, to build and operate Hilton Canberra, as well as a World Technology and Trade Centre in Australia’s national capital. The Proposal is now being formally assessed by the ACT Government.

Hilton will manage the proposed 253-room Hilton Canberra, which will be Canberra’s first international, full-service hotel brand to welcome both business and leisure travellers.

Canberra hosts some of Australia’s most visited attractions, such as the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery, National Museum of Australia, Questacon, the National Botanic Gardens, and much more. As Canberra is also home to the Parliament of Australia, there are also many diplomats and government officials frequently visiting for business.

Rob Scullin, vice president, development, Australasia, Hilton, said, “Canberra is an extremely important market, and Hilton would be honoured to have the opportunity to be able to offer our world-renown Hilton hospitality to travellers visiting our nation’s capital.”

The project, which is estimated to cost over $200 million, will include Hilton Canberra that will comprise of 253 guest rooms, including 18 spacious suites, a signature restaurant and bar, luxury retail outlets, a fitness centre, pool, spa facilities and meeting and event space.

Attached to the hotel will be an International Hotel School and Child Care & Learning Centre, designed to host diplomatic services, technology, and trade related providers.

From a building and design perspective, the Consortium are proposing an International Design competition as well as an energy efficient building. This will include several innovations, such as water management and recycling, rain water capture, smart glass panels, solar systems, as well as heat and ventilation systems, to not only create a cool and comfortable environment for guests, but also create minimal impact on environment.

Michael Kyriacou, director, Ledrae Hotels Pty Ltd, said, “We are excited to bring such an iconic brand such as Hilton to our nation capital. The hotel will be a significant asset to the city, capitalising on the enormous growth in tourism – particularly the outbound tourism market and will help ACT compete with other global cities for major international conferences and events.”

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 5,900 properties with more than 939,000 rooms, in 114 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2018 world’s best workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 94 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook,Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

For 100 years, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has set the benchmark for hospitality around the world, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests’ evolving needs. With 585 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties are located in the world’s most sought-after destinations for guests who know that where they stay matters. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Begin your journey at www.hiltonhotels.com, and learn more by visiting newsroom.hilton.com/hhr and following Hilton Hotels & Resorts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

About Ledrae Hotels Pty Ltd

Ledrae Hotels Pty Ltd is an Australian owned and operated Hospitality Company. Through an agreement with Hilton, the company will operate Hilton Parramatta currently subject to an International Design Competition and the proposed Hilton Canberra.

Source = Hilton Hotels & Resorts



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