Sporting Greats Choose Hilton Surfers Paradise

This information originated in Australian English.

May 17, 2011

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia - Two of Australia's most prominent beach athletes will take on special affiliation with Hilton Surfers Paradise just months ahead of its official opening.

Professional iron man Zane Holmes and beach volleyball Olympian Natalie Cook were today officially announced as the inaugural ambassadors for Hilton Surfers Paradise.

Hilton Surfers Paradise General Manager David Kelly said both Zane and Natalie were the perfect choice for ambassadors as they embody Hilton Surfers Paradise’s fresh and energetic brand.

“Both Zane and Natalie are well respected local athletes who are at the top of their game – so it makes sense that they team up with Hilton Surfers Paradise as the newest top holiday destination on the Gold Coast,” Mr Kelly said.

“At Hilton Surfers Paradise we have combined the energy of Surfers Paradise with the style of Hilton – and we have handpicked Zane and Natalie as some of the best sporting talent in Queensland to help us bring this vision to life.

“As ambassadors, Natalie and Zane will be visiting Hilton Surfers Paradise regularly and be strongly involved in our official opening in August.”

Zane Holmes said he was looking forward to continuing his association with Hilton Surfers Paradise.

“Hilton Surfers Paradise has been a great supporter of Northcliffe Surf Club as sponsors since November 2010. So I am pleased to take my association with a brand as well regarded as Hilton to the next level with this ambassador role,” he said.

Natalie Cook said Hilton Surfers Paradise’s offering of a healthy and active family beach holiday were part of the attraction to align herself with the hotel.

“As a beach volleyballer, I spend most of my time on the sand, and couldn’t think of anywhere better than Surfers Paradise to spend time when I am close to home.”

The $700 million Hilton Surfers Paradise has been abuzz with activity since the team began welcoming guests to experience the first tower of fully-serviced residences in December 2010.

Accommodation bookings for Hilton Surfers Paradise’s complete offering will go live in a matter of weeks, offering those planning a trip to the Gold Coast in September with the opportunity to be one of the first to experience the world-class facilities of the entire complex.

Rates start from $259 for a one bedroom apartment and from $279 for a hotel room. Bookings for Hilton Surfers Paradise can be made at or by calling 1300 445 866.

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