First Stage Of New-Build Hilton Surfers Paradise Opens

This information originated in Australian English.

December 20, 2010

GOLD COAST, Australia and MCLEAN, Va. -  Hilton Hotels & Resorts today announced the opening of the first stage of Hilton Surfers Paradise, the brand's first combination hotel and residences in Australia.

This first stage of the new-build $700 million Hilton Surfers Paradise, called the Boulevard Tower, comprises 134 residential apartments, managed by Hilton Worldwide. The Orchid Tower, featuring a dedicated 169 room Hilton hotel and further residential apartments, is scheduled for completion in late 2011. Both towers are orientated to maximise views of the ocean, hinterland and city.

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, said: "We expect Hilton Surfers Paradise to prove extremely popular with holiday-makers to the Gold Coast seeking state-of-the-art, flexible accommodation options, coupled with the refreshing hospitality that the Hilton brand is renowned for across the globe. With the introduction of Hilton Surfers Paradise, we aim to marry our brand's global standards with the local characteristics of Surfers Paradise and present the Gold Coast with a truly unique hospitality offering."

Commenting on the announcement, Martin Rinck, area president, Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific said, "Hilton Surfers Paradise will be the ninth Hilton-branded property in Australia and we regard the Gold Coast as the perfect new destination for our core Hilton brand. This first stage of Hilton Surfers Paradise will offer guests more space than a traditional hotel room, such as families, with the option of one, two or three-bedroom apartments with access to all the services and facilities offered by an upscale hotel."

Leisure and recreational facilities offered at Boulevard Tower will include an indoor lap pool and spa, sauna, gymnasium and barbecue pavilion. Guests who enjoy shopping can indulge their passion when the first stage of a boutique shopping mall within the complex opens.

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.
To download images and read more about Hilton Surfers Paradise Residences, visit www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/surfersparadise.

Contact:
Charlotte Seymour
Hilton Worldwide, Asia Pacific
+ (02) 9266 2091
charlotte.seymour@hilton.com

Frances Kinman/ Ashleigh Stallard
BBS (for Hilton)
+ (07) 3221 6711 or + 0434 519 812
fkinman@bbspr.com.au/ astallard@bbspr.com.au

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+ 1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

About Hilton Surfers Paradise
Hilton Surfers Paradise is the first leisure-focused hotel and residences from Hilton Hotels & Resorts in Australia. It is also the first global upscale hotel to be built on the Gold Coast since 2000. The development consists of two spectacular curved towers rising above the city skyline, with the Boulevard Tower opening its doors to both residents and guests in late 2010 and the Orchid Tower scheduled to open in 2011. The 32-story Boulevard Tower will offer 134 combinations of one, two and three-bedroom residences overlooking Surfers Paradise beach. When the Orchid Tower opens next year, it will feature a 169 room Hilton hotel and additional residences.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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