Victorian Holiday-Makers Flock To Hilton Surfers Paradise

This information originated in Australian English.

March 01, 2011

GOLD COAST, Australia - Victorian holiday-makers’ love affair with sunny summer Gold Coast holidays continues to grow, with the newly opened Hilton Surfers Paradise experiencing strong booking numbers from the state. The majority of bookings from Victorian residents at Hilton Surfers Paradise during January 2011 were from regions including Melbourne’s CBD, and its Southern and Eastern suburbs.

Hilton Surfers Paradise General Manager David Kelly said the booking figures showed the much-loved Queensland summer beach holiday was still popular with those looking to escape the cold snaps regularly experienced in Victoria.

“Almost 20 per cent of guests who booked a holiday at Hilton Surfers Paradise during January hailed from Victoria, showing that the lure of sun, surf and sand is still as strong as ever for holiday-makers south of the border,” Mr Kelly said.

“Our guests are predominantly families, couples and small groups looking for a beach holiday right on the door step of all the Gold Coast has to offer, with the space of an apartment and the five-star service of a Hilton hotel.

“Since opening Stage One in December 2010 we have experienced strong bookings with the majority of guests hailing from Victoria, New South Wales and Brisbane.

“There has also been a good mix of international guests as well with bookings from the United States, Singapore and New Zealand.

Mr Kelly said the booking numbers also reflected the strong support for the Queensland tourism industry from other states in the wake of the recent natural disasters.

“Although the Gold Coast remains unaffected by the recent floods and cyclones, these bookings are a positive sign that holiday-makers are realising the regions’ tourism operators are open for business,” he said.

“With Stage Two of Hilton Surfers Paradise opening in August this year, we look forward to welcoming even more guests from around Australia and the world to experience the energy of Surfers with the style of Hilton.”

Rates start from $339 for a one bedroom apartment. Bookings for Hilton Surfers Paradise can be made at www.hilton.com or by calling 1300 445 866.

This first stage of the $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 116 residential apartments, is scheduled for completion in mid-2011.

Leisure and recreational facilities offered at Boulevard Tower 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:
Susan Perry
Hilton Surfers Paradise
susan.perry@hilton.com

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