Hilton looks to Asia-Pac for DoubleTree growth

The DoubleTree by Hilton Perth-Northbridge opened in January. Photo credit: Hilton

Nearly half of the 200 hotels in the DoubleTree by Hilton pipeline are located in the Asia-Pacific region and 14 are slated to open this year across China, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, adding to the almost 560 existing properties in its global portfolio.
 
“Hilton is leading the hotel-construction pipeline in China, with DoubleTree by Hilton being our second fastest-growing brand in the region with more than 100 planned projects and an aggregate of close to 27,000 rooms,” said Sean Wooden, VP/brand management, Asia-Pacific, Hilton. He noted the brand reached 50 properties in Asia-Pacific in 2018.
 
Opening in 2019 are:  

Australia 

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth-Northbridge: Launched in January, this hotel is the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Western Australia and the first new-build DoubleTree in the country.

China 

DoubleTree by Hilton Shanwei: Near Jingting Bay beach and a 15-minute drive from the city center, it is the first Hilton and only international hotel in Shanwei. 
DoubleTree by Hilton Yangzhou: The hotel will be close to shopping and have a range of dining outlets.   
DoubleTree by Hilton Suzhou Wujiang: Overlooking the Jinghang Canal, this newly constructed hotel will open as the only international hotel in Suzhou Wujiang’s business development zone.
DoubleTree by Hilton Foshan-Nanhai: Located in central Nanhai District, it will have the largest ballroom in its market. 
DoubleTree by Hilton Quzhou: Debuting as the first Hilton-branded property in Quzhou, this hotel is within the administration center and new Central Business District.
DoubleTree by Hilton Shenzhen Nanshan Residence: Located near Qianhai Free Trade Zone and High Tech Park, the property will be the very first DoubleTree by Hilton Residence in China and will offer direct access to the new Central Business District.  
DoubleTree by Hilton Shanghai Jing An: This hotel is located in downtown Shanghai.

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Indonesia 

DoubleTree by Hilton Surabaya: Located on historic Jalan Tunjungan Road, the hotel will have the city’s largest ballroom, a large exhibition floor, 16 meeting rooms and a 360-degree rooftop meeting room.  
DoubleTree by Hilton Putrajaya Lakeside: A conversion hotel, it will be Hilton’s first hotel in Putrajaya, Malaysia’s administrative capital, when it opens. 

New Zealand 

DoubleTree by Hilton Napier Hotel and Suites: Situated in the coastal city of Napier, it will be close to wineries, shopping, the city center and the waterfront.  

Sri Lanka 

DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort: As the first Hilton property in Weerawila, this resort will be near three of the top 10 most-visited wildlife national park and sanctuaries in Sri Lanka.  

Thailand 

DoubleTree by Hilton Phuket Banthai Resort: This resort will be the first DoubleTree in Phuket, directly opposite the Andaman Sea.  
DoubleTree by Hilton Bangkok Ploenchit: Located in Bangkok, the it will have 251 guestrooms, including four suites.