Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Albany, the brand’s debut hotel in Australasia. The 5-storey hotel, overlooking the Albany Waterfront Marina, is owned by Foreshore Management.
Hilton Garden Inn Albany overlooks the vibrant Albany Waterfront Marina and foreshore and is strategically located beside the Albany Entertainment Centre. The hotel is within walking distance to the city centre as well as renowned historic sites including Albany Convict Gaol & Museum, and the Western Australia Museum with its replica of the Brig Amity. Close by is the popular Albany Farmers Market as well as Albany’s bus station, which connects travellers to destinations throughout Western Australia including Perth, Kalgoorlie and Bunbury.
The hotel is surrounded by beautiful views which guests can access from the Apex Lookout, Middleton Beach and the National ANZAC Centre, all within five kilometers. Hilton Garden Inn Albany is located only 14 kilometers or a 20-minute drive from Albany Airport, the largest airport in the Great Southern region.
Heidi Kunkel, Vice President, Operations, Australasia, Hilton, said:
We are thrilled to partner with Foreshore Management to open our first Hilton Garden Inn in Australasia in the thriving regional cultural, commercial and coastal hub of Albany, Western Australia. The hotel marks Hilton’s fourth hotel in the state and joins sister properties Hilton Parmelia Perth, DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Northbridge and DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront. Its opening demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the state and our first foray into regional Western Australia. We look forward to further growing the Hilton Garden Inn brand in regional centres, as this hotel will be joined by Hilton Garden Inn Busselton in 2023.
Hilton Garden Inn Albany features 108 stylish and functional king, twin and accessible guest rooms including six deluxe rooms each with panoramic ocean views. Each of the 108 guest rooms features comfortable Suite Dreams by Serta beds, a 55-inch high-definition television and a work desk with an ergonomic chair. Guests travelling in larger groups can enjoy sofa beds in every king guest room or take advantage of the new Confirmed Connecting Rooms by Hilton technology to easily book and instantly confirm at least two of the hotel’s connecting rooms.
Jenny Milos, Vice President, Focused Service and All Suites Brands, Asia Pacific, Hilton, said:
Our Hilton Garden Inn brand is rapidly growing throughout Asia Pacific with almost 50 operating hotels and 110 properties in the pipeline, and we are delighted to add our first in Australasia today. With the imminent return to travel, we believe that the award-winning focused service Hilton Garden Inn brand will be extremely well-received in Australasia, with just the right amenities for guests seeking to maximize the value of their travel experiences. We are confident that Hilton Garden Inn Albany’s upscale and affordable accommodations, modern amenities and simple sophistication – in the hands of our wonderful hotel team – are sure to create exceptional experiences for domestic business and leisure travellers alike, and international visitors when the time is right.
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The hotel features 3 restaurants and bars. The Restaurant is located on the ground floor just steps away from the foreshore, and features an open kitchen that offers a hot buffet breakfast and dinner daily while The Bar serves succulent bites and handcrafted cocktails, locally sourced craft beers and acclaimed Western Australian wines. It shines with plenty of natural light and a relaxed ambiance and is located in the heart of the ground floor social space. The Shop, which is open 24 hours a day, gives guests a variety of grab-and-go menu options including healthy, indulgent and fresh locally sourced foods, craft beers and other beverages, and a specialty self-serve coffee bar.
Guests can maintain their fitness routines whilst travelling at the 24-hour fitness centre featuring quality cardio and strength training equipment, and make use of the self-service laundry. The hotel features 160 square metres of flexible event space. The 3 separate meeting rooms, which can also be used as one space, feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the grassed frontage and onto the vibrant Albany Waterfront Marina. Each room offers in-built audio and visual technology, catering facilities and flexible offerings.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, Hilton Honors members will earn an additional 1,000 Points per night – for bookings that travel on Sunday to Thursday from 16th November 2021 to 2nd May 2022, when booking directly with Hilton.
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