Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the signing of a management agreement with M&L Hospitality to manage Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Christchurch New Zealand.
The management agreement will take effect from 1 September 2016 and will strengthen Hilton Worldwide's presence in New Zealand, which includes four existing hotels in Auckland, Taupo and Queenstown.
"We are committed to growing Hilton Worldwide's presence in New Zealand," said Robert Scullin, vice president, development, Australasia, Hilton Worldwide. "The signing of Chateau on the Park Christchurch as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is integral to our portfolio expansion plan for the country, which focuses on key cities and leisure destinations across both the North and South Islands of New Zealand."
The 192-room hotel includes two food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms, a business centre, pool and gym. Currently operating as Chateau on the Park Christchurch, the hotel recently underwent extensive renovations before re-opening as part of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.
"Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, is a fantastic addition to our growing Australasia portfolio. We are thrilled to be bringing this second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel to New Zealand, and we are especially proud for Hilton Worldwide to be represented in Christchurch - an important hub for both business and tourism in New Zealand," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio - A Collection by Hilton.
"M&L Hospitality is delighted to be expanding its relationship with Hilton Worldwide in New Zealand with the signing of Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel," said Neil Maxwell, chief executive officer, M&L Hospitality. "The refurbishment of guest rooms and public areas means the hotel is positioned to become the preferred choice for leisure and business travellers to Christchurch."
DoubleTree by Hilton hotels strive to bring each guest the special comforts and acts of kindness that are unique to the brand - starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome and continuing throughout every guest's hotel stay.
Among the amenities that guests will enjoy are invigorating Aroma Actives body care products, complimentary high-speed internet access in public areas, and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE - Create A Rewarding Experience for guests, Team Members and the community.
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