Hilton Worldwide is planning to take over the management of four hotels in Australia, marking the company’s entry into the Northern Territory and the introduction of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand into the destination.
The rebranded properties will join Hilton Worldwide’s existing portfolio of 15 hotels in Australasia.
Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Hilton Worldwide has been operating in Australia for more than 35 years and during that time we have focused on growing our portfolio in key business and leisure destinations in the region with important strategic partners.
“With our strong leadership on the ground, our aim has been to create a network of hotels that meet the needs of business and leisure travellers, and we look forward to deepening our commitment to our clients and our valued owners in this important market with the addition of five more hotels,” Rinck added.
Guests at all four properties can experience the rewards of the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme.
Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Darwin, DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin and DoubleTree by Hilton Alice Springs, will operate under Hilton Worldwide management from May 1, 2013.
Hilton Worldwide currently manages and franchises 15 properties in Australasia and has recently announced the signing of the DoubleTree by Hilton Karratha in Western Australia and the Hilton Noumea La Promenade in New Caledonia.