SINGAPORE and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) marked the launch of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand in Asia Pacific with the signing of development agreements to open two new hotels in Taipei and Christchurch — Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and The Modern Christchurch, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
Under a franchise agreement with Times Square International Stays Corp, a subsidiary of Prince Housing & Development Corp, Hotel Resonance Taipei is slated to open at the end of 2020. The Modern Christchurch will open in the third quarter of 2021, under a franchise agreement with Sarin Investments Limited and in partnership with Tailorspace Limited, part of the Ben Gough Family Office.
The hotels will join Hilton’s portfolio of 336 hotels in Asia Pacific presently operating under nine brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.
“With the continued rise in travel from across the region from the growing middle class, we see incredible growth opportunity and appetite for our brands in Asia Pacific,” said Matt Fry, senior vice president, development, Asia Pacific. “As we continue to expand our footprint in this part of the world, we’re excited to be strengthening Hilton’s presence by pioneering the Tapestry Collection brand in Taipei and Christchurch in addition to our portfolio of hotels.”
Tapestry Collection by Hilton, which launched globally in 2017, is a collection of more than 20 independent upscale hotels, each with its own unique style and personality. Tapestry Collection properties offer guests an authentic connection to their destination while also providing them with the peace of mind and reassurance associated with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program.
“We’re thrilled to debut the Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Asia Pacific with the signing of these two new hotels in Taipei and Christchurch,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. “On the heels of our recent announcement to enter Europe, we are excited to expand our global presence to bring more travelers the original experiences that Tapestry Collection by Hilton has to offer in these incredible destinations.”
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Situated in the heart of Taipei’s city center on East Zhongxiao Road, the hotel is located near the business and shopping districts, making it the ideal choice for both leisure and business travel. Guests will be able to enjoy Taiwan’s finest cultural sites nearby, such as Huashan Cultural and Creative Park as well the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The hotel is only 700 meters away from the Taipei Main Railway Station, providing easy access to trains to various parts of Taiwan.
Hotel Resonance boasts 175 rooms with room sizes starting from 30 square meters, including 55-square-meter Two Bay Suites. The property also offers on-site parking, a fitness center and a Starbucks Coffee outlet.
“We are delighted to introduce the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand to Taipei,” said David Chuang, Board Director of Prince Housing and Times Square International Stays. “Hotel Resonance will provide travelers an extraordinary and quality stay that will give them an experience that is unlike any other.”
The Modern Christchurch, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Located in the heart of Christchurch’s CBD at 79 Hereford Street, The Modern will offer guest rooms with room sizes starting from 34 square meters, including 45-square-meter Deluxe Suites. The property will also incorporate a ground-floor restaurant and bar, fitness center, and on-site parking.
Brett Gamble, CEO, Tailorspace Property Limited, said, “We are excited to be working with Hilton and Sarin Investments to bring the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton to New Zealand and to continue to build quality accommodation for visitors to experience when visiting Christchurch.”
Contemporary art will be a cornerstone of The Modern experience, with large-scale prints by significant Christchurch and New Zealand artists adorning the walls of each room. The works will be selected in partnership with local Christchurch art specialists with the aim of celebrating Christchurch’s rich history of modern art and design. Complementing these works, and further continuing the overarching theme of modernism, the hotel will feature significant pieces of modernist furniture.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand to Christchurch’s CBD and adding to the quality accommodation stock,” said Raman Sarin, chairman, Sarin Investments. “The hotel will be truly extraordinary and unlike anything else currently open or planned in Christchurch.”
About Prince Housing and Development Corp
Prince Housing and Development Corp. is a leading real estate developer in Taiwan and has been listed in the Taiwan Stock Exchange since 1991. The main business is to invest in constructions of residential & commercial buildings, tourist hotels and industrial park development. The list of some of their renowned works in Taiwan includes, Taipei City Bus Terminal Building, Hotel W Taipei, the Uni-President International Building, the renovation of Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, and the construction of the Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Visit www.prince.com.tw for more information.
Founded in 2007 by Ben Gough, Tailorspace manages investments exclusively for the Ben Gough Family Office. With a core team based in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, Tailorspace grows long-term value through investing in courageous businesses and people, providing them financial support, business management and governance expertise. The portfolio spans industrial, commercial and investment property; direct investments in finance, construction, health, tourism and apparel sectors; and liquid funds.
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 Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tapestry Collection by Hilton is a portfolio of 75 original hotels that offers guests unique style and vibrant personality, and encourages guests to explore the local destination. With plans for global expansion, every Tapestry Collection property is united by the reliability that comes with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Experience a positive stay at Tapestry Collection by Hilton by booking at tapestrycollectionbyhilton.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 Tapestry Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/tapestry, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.