PERTH, Australia - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront, an 18-story, 229-room newly developed hotel, which is the latest addition to Hilton’s expanding portfolio in Western Australia. DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is owned by SKS Group and managed by Hilton.
“Opening the spectacular DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront today is a wonderful way to close out 2020,” said Heidi Kunkel, vice president, operations, Australasia, Hilton. “It represents the brand’s third hotel in Western Australia, which will be joined by new hotels, in Albany in 2021 and Busselton in 2022, and reinforces Hilton’s commitment to double its footprint in Australasia in the next five years.”
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront features uninterrupted Swan River and city views, and is strategically located beside landmark waterfront development Elizabeth Quay, which connects Perth’s CBD to the river. It is walking distance to many of Perth’s most popular tourist attractions, including the Western Australian Museum, Bell Tower, and Kings Park Botanic Gardens. Ferries that take visitors to Perth Zoo and Rottnest Island are right on the hotel’s doorstep. The city’s international airport is just 13 kilometers or 20 minutes’ drive from the hotel.
The hotel’s opening incorporated an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking ceremony and a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was officiated by Perth’s Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas, Windi Sim, managing director, SKS Group, and David Constantine, area general manager, Hilton Western Australia.
"We are thrilled to launch our second DoubleTree by Hilton in Perth,” said Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “Our brand philosophy for more than 50 years has been to make guests feel comfortable, from the warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome and serving the local community, to innovating for the future through contemporary accommodations and amenities.”
“Our dedicated team looks forward to welcoming leisure and business guests alike to this stunning new hotel. Plus, the Hilton CleanStay program will give guests the added confidence of industry-leading hygiene practices created to keep them safe,” she added.
The hotel enjoys many unique design features, notably the building’s extension out over the Swan River. Local artist Tom Muller designed an exterior artwork named Aqua Lux, which translates to ‘light of the water’. The artwork spans across the entire perimeter of the building and was designed to emulate the many facets and moods of the Swan River.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront offers exceptional dining experiences through its three food and beverage outlets, where there is a strong focus on sustainability and local produce sourced directly from farm to table. In Reel Kitchen, guests will enjoy thoughtfully curated local specialties, available all day. The restaurant features an open kitchen concept, plus uninterrupted river views from its full-length glass windows. At 18 Knots rooftop bar, guests also enjoy 360-degree views, whilst they sip a drink beside the hotel’s rooftop pool. Oar Bistro is the hotel’s café for deli and bakery treats, with boardwalk riverside seating.
All guests will receive the signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie at check-in, a hallmark of the DoubleTree brand’s warm and hospitable service. The hotel also features Digital Key-enabled guest rooms equipped with the brand’s signature amenities, including Sweet Dream™ by DoubleTree sleep experience bedding, complimentary Crabtree and Evelyn® bathroom amenities and a 49-inch HDTV. Guests seeking exercise or relaxation have a variety of options, including a 24-hour fitness center outfitted with the latest Life Fitness® equipment and an outdoor infinity pool overlooking the Swan River.
Modern spaces & smart meetings
Featuring 440 square meters of meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is an ideal venue for weddings, business meetings and special events. The largest event space, measuring 360 square meters, can accommodate up to 300 guests in a cocktail setting. The two flexible meeting rooms are equipped with the latest audio-visual and technical facilities, as well as floor to ceiling windows that overlook the bustling city, allowing plenty of natural light.
In addition to the above highlights and as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is participating in the Hilton CleanStay Program to help guests enjoy a clean and safe experience during their stay. The new standards under Hilton CleanStay include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to show that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, additional cleaning of common areas and items, contactless check-in, innovative disinfection technology and flexible housekeeping options. A full list can be accessed at www.hilton.com/en/corporate/cleanstay/.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 world-class brands. Members who book directly through the preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Hilton Honors Points and money to book a stay, free standard Wi-Fi and an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night – up to a maximum of 2,000 Hilton Honors Points – for bookings from 15 December 2020 to 15 March 2021, when booking directly with Hilton.
DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront is located at 1 Barrack Square, Perth WA 6000.
For more information, or to make a reservation, travelers may visit DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront or call +61 (8) 6372 1000.
About SKS Group
SKS Group’s wide portfolio has afforded the company invaluable industry knowledge, the ability to anticipate project challenges to proactively react and pioneer innovation in property development for others to emulate.
Their objective is to develop landmark projects in key locations to exceptional quality standards, with a commitment to ecologically sensitive urban design. Each SKS Group project is managed by highly experienced personnel and guided by expert advice from a professional team of architects, engineers and quantity surveyors.
SKS Group perpetually strives to develop premium property that satisfies requirement while exceeding expectation.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 133 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 635 hotels with more than 144,700 rooms across 51 countries and territories. For more than 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has continued to be a symbol of comfort for business and leisure travelers around the world, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie, to serving the local community. DoubleTree by Hilton offers contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings and meetings and events spaces. Experience a positive stay at DoubleTree by Hilton by booking at doubletree.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about DoubleTree by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/doubletree, and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.