Hilton is planning to open its first hotel in West Australia at the Kalgoorlie Golf Course in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
Pacifica Developments will construct the new DoubleTree hotel while Hilton will operate the property. The development will cost a total of $22 million.
The design of the 120-room resort will be finalized within the next two weeks. Construction will include a $4-million clubhouse for the Goldfields Golf Club.
The new DoubleTree hotel will be Hilton's seventh in Australia. These operate in Alice Springs, Melbourne, Cairns, Darwin and Perth. Hilton has 27 properties operating across Australia, the remainder of which operate under the Hilton, Curio Collection and Conrad brands.
The plans for the DoubleTree at Kalgoorlie Golf Course follow the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington in New Zealand. The hotel, which is Wellington’s first DoubleTree property, began operating on June 29 in the T&G building of the city's central business district.
Hilton manages the new DoubleTree under a franchise agreement with hotel owner and operator Sarin Investments. The property has 106 guestrooms with 14 suites. The building, which originally opened in 1928 as one of the city's first office towers, is near cafes, the parliamentary precinct, entertainment venues and the Te Papa Museum.
The hotel in Wellington is Sarin Investments’ sixth hotel in New Zealand. The company’s pipeline includes seven new hotels slated to open by 2023 across the country in Wellington, Christchurch and Napier. Its next hotel opening in Wellington will be The Sebel by Accor in mid-2019.
This opening aligns with Hilton's plans to double its portfolio in New Zealand within the next five years. The company’s portfolio of DoubleTree hotels in the country includes two additional properties in Queenstown and Christchurch.