Bookings Go Live For The Eagerly-Awaited Hilton Surfers Paradise

This information originated in Australian English.

October 26, 2010

GOLD COAST, Australia - The Gold Coast tourism market will receive a Christmas boost with the hotly anticipated Hilton Surfers Paradise now taking bookings for its December Stage One opening.

Stage One of the $700 million hotel and residences, the Boulevard Tower, will comprise 134 residences managed by Hilton, while the Orchid Tower, featuring a Hilton Hotel and additional residences is due to be completed in mid-2011.

Hilton Surfers Paradise is the first international five-star equivalent hotel to be built on the Gold Coast since 2000. It is also the first hotel and residential apartment complex to be opened by Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Australia.

Hilton Surfers Paradise General Manager, David Kelly, said the team were looking forward to welcoming their first guests when Stage One of the hotel opens in December. “Hilton Surfers Paradise guests can expect to experience the refreshing hospitality Hilton is renowned for around the globe from the very moment they arrive, from the front desk to the pool and everywhere in-between,” Mr Kelly said.

Guests will be able to stay in one, two or three bedroom fully-serviced residential apartments when Stage One opens in December, while the dedicated Hilton Hotel and additional residences will come on board when Stage Two opens in mid-2011. Most apartments feature spectacular views of the ocean, hinterland or city.

“We’re obviously very pleased to be opening our doors just in time for the holiday season and we anticipate Gold Coast holiday-makers right around Australia will move quickly to book their Christmas and New Year getaway with us and be among the first guests to stay at the brand new Hilton Surfers Paradise,” Mr Kelly said.

Boulevard Tower will feature an indoor lap pool and spa, sauna, gymnasium, barbecue pavilion and the first stage of a boutique shopping mall.

Hilton Surfers Paradise is located in the heart of Surfers Paradise just one block from the iconic Surfers Paradise Beach and in close proximity to restaurants, bars and upmarket shopping areas. The Casino is only minutes away and there are four internationally acclaimed theme parks nearby as well as 18 world class golf courses.

Bookings for Hilton Surfers Paradise can be made at www.hilton.com or by calling 1300 445 866.

Contact:
Susan Perry
Hilton Surfers Paradise
susan.perry@hilton.com

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