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Hilton Expands Presence in North Queensland with the Signing of Hilton Garden Inn Townsville

Hilton Garden Inn Townsville - Exterior Rendering
Hilton Garden Inn Townsville
Slated to open in 2026 alongside the Queensland Country Bank Stadium

SYDNEY and MCLEAN, VA – Hilton today announced the signing of Hilton Garden Inn Townsville, adding to Hilton Garden Inn’s fast-growing portfolio of 91 hotels operating across Asia Pacific. Under a management agreement with HHNQ Pty Ltd, Hilton will manage the 190-room hotel located in the beautiful coastal city of Townsville in northern Queensland. 

Hilton Garden Inn Townsville - Guest Room Rendering
Hilton Garden Inn Townsville - Guest Room Rendering

Surrounded by a myriad of natural wonders including the Great Barrier Reef and tropical rainforests, Townsville is home to many government services, predominantly in the health and education sectors, and is also one of Australia’s largest military bases. Due to complete by early 2026, Hilton Garden Inn Townsville will be centrally located, alongside the new 25,000-seat Queensland Country Bank stadium, and within walking distance to many retail outlets, restaurants, and cafes. The hotel will feature 190 guest rooms, a restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, a fully equipped gym, and a swimming pool.  

Tushar Raniga, director, development, Australasia, Hilton, said, "It brings us great joy to collaborate with HHNQ and introduce Hilton Garden Inn to the thriving city of Townsville. The hotel will be modular constructed, which is a great way to reduce construction time and lower building costs. The Hilton Garden Inn brand is experiencing swift expansion throughout Australasia, boasting three operational hotels and an additional six in the pipeline that will triple our presence over the next five years.  

Hilton Garden Inn Townsville - Exterior Rendering
Hilton Garden Inn Townsville - Exterior Rendering

Michael Graham, director, HHNQ, said, “We are excited to be working with Hilton to deliver the first Hilton branded hotel in Townsville. The city of Townsville has undergone significant growth since 2020 and is steadily becoming an economic powerhouse supported by a favourable tropical climate and a renewed interest in regional tourism. We know Hilton Garden Inn will be a major asset for the city and one which both locals and visitors can expect reliable, friendly stays and top-tier hospitality from. With construction costs continuing to place pressure on projects in the region, we have also taken a position to support the global trend in modular construction and will be working with a major international manufacturer to deliver all hotel rooms in a modular format.” 

Across Australasia, Hilton has 32 trading hotels and 10 in the pipeline.  

Media Contact

Yasmin Formosa Hilton – Australasia yasmin.formosa@hilton.com


About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 23 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced 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 190 million Hilton Honors 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 Hilton Garden Inn

The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and modern amenities for an experience that is simply on another level. The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. With more than 1,000 hotels in 62 countries and territories around the world, the brand ensures today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. Experience a positive stay at Hilton Garden Inn by booking at hgi.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 Hilton Garden Inn at stories.hilton.com/hgi, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter


About HHNQ

HHNQ is a property development business established in 2020 to focus on the development of hotel assets across Queensland. The company currently holds two hotel development sites and is currently working to secure further assets across Regional Queensland. The company’s parent company, Focus Pacific Australasia, has over 15 years’ experience in the delivery of residential, commercial and industrial assets.