Australia & New Zealand
First DoubleTree by Hilton in Queensland
HILTON Worldwide announced in early October the opening of the upscale, full-service DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. The 237-room Cairns hotel, formerly a Holiday Inn, occupies a waterfront location on the Coral Sea in the vibrant city of Cairns in Queensland, Australia. The hotel also marks the fourth DoubleTree by Hilton in Australia and the 400th hotel in the brand’s global portfolio.“Guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns can look forward to experiencing the brand’s signature service in the tropical surrounds of Far North Queensland,” says John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “The opening of this hotel further cements our commitment to the Australian market. We know that the little things mean everything when it comes to a rewarding travel experience and strive to bring each guest the special comforts and acts of kindness that are unique to the brand – starting with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome at check-in and continuing throughout every aspect of a guest’s stay.”DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is located at 121 The Esplanade, about six kilometres from Cairns International Airport and half a kilometre from Cairns’ central business district centre. Cairns itself is the gateway to some of Australia’s greatest tourism experiences including the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest. The hotel incorporates a unique open air rainforest garden with a barramundi pond, providing an excellent space for guests to relax. Each of the 237 Cairns hotel rooms are modern and spacious and offer stunning floor-to-ceiling city, mountain or water views. Guests have a choice of 161 double-double rooms, 75 king rooms and one king one-bedroom suite.At the heart of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, The Atrium restaurant serves a wide variety of cuisine that incorporates local ingredients with inspired presentation and flavours. Dishes such as barramundi with a lemon myrtle and macadamia crust served on a saffron pea risotto with wild rosella chutney and leek exemplify the restaurant’s commitment to unique local produce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Atrium also offers 24-hour room service.In addition to The Atrium restaurant, the Lobby Bar is an ideal place for guests to unwind after a day exploring Cairns or some of the region’s incredible natural wonders.Guests can enjoy a range of complimentary services and amenities including an outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour fitness and business centres and a dedicated tour desk providing information on local attractions and activities. The Cairns hotel also offers meeting and event space that can facilitate meetings for up to 160 guests theatre-style.As participants in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme, the property will offer guests the ability to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors Points and all Hilton HHonors members will earn double Hilton HHonors Points for eligible stays until December 31 this year.