MCLEAN, Va. and NOUMEA, New Caledonia - Hilton Worldwide today announced the introduction of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand into New Caledonia with the signing of a franchise agreement with GLP Hotels New Caledonia and the opening of Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences. Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences features 154 spacious and modern, self-catering apartments, that offer uninterrupted water views over the New Caledonia lagoon, which is listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO.
"The opening of Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences marks entry of the Hilton brand in a new country and brings Hilton Worldwide's flagship brand portfolio to 80 countries and territories around the world," said Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts. "We look forward to helping our guests create memorable experiences as they explore this South Pacific destination with us."
The three tower Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences is located on Anse Vata Beach in the centre of the main tourism and accommodation district in Noumea and is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travellers. The hotel's 154 apartments range from King Studios to one, two and three-bedroom apartments - all of which come equipped with a kitchen and laundry.
"Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences is a wonderful addition to our current portfolio in Australasia, joining our three existing properties in the South Pacific - Fiji Beach Resort & Spa managed by Hilton, Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa and Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa in French Polynesia," said Ashley Spencer, vice president, operations - Australasia, Hilton Worldwide. "Backed by the local expertise of our franchise partner GLP Hotels, we are confident that the hotel will offer visitors to Noumea a refreshing, world-class hospitality experience."
The hotel will open with a newly renovated main entrance and lobby area which will include a dedicated Hilton HHonors desk, as well as a library and a spacious and welcoming lounge area. Facilities at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, restaurant serving Pacific Rim cuisine, a business centre, gym and wellbeing centre for women.
A glass-walled chapel located in the gardens of the hotel with panoramic views over Anse Vata Bay has recently been inaugurated for intimate and unforgettable wedding celebrations. Numerous boutiques, cafés and tourist attractions are within walking distance of the hotel.
Business guests and conference delegates can plan their meetings in the conference room located on the first floor of the hotel, or for larger groups, at the conference facilities located at the hotel's sister property.
As a participant in the Hilton HHonors guest loyalty programme, the hotel will offer guests the ability to earn and redeem Hilton HHonors points. Gold and Diamond HHonors members will receive complimentary WIFI connection in their rooms and complimentary room upgrade subject to availability.
Noumea is the capital of New Caledonia, with approximately 100,000 inhabitants and provides a delightful combination of French sophistication and Melanesian hospitality. There is an abundance of water activities and cultural attractions for tourist in this cosmopolitan city, not to mention over 100 restaurants featuring French and local cuisine. Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences is located in the heart of the tourist area, and only 10 minutes from the city centre.
Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 19 hotels in Australasia, including 13 properties in Australia, four in New Zealand and four in the South Pacific.
To celebrate the opening, Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences will be offering Honors members a special promotion, rewarding guests with 5,000 HHonors points per minimum three night stay from 01 November 2013 until 31 January 2014.
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About GLP Hotels
GLP Hotels is a locally owned New Caledonian hotel group with 5 distinctly individual properties. The group offers a combined total of over 500 rooms from budget category to luxurious suites, apartments and over water bungalows. GLP Hotels is the largest owner and operator of hotel rooms in Noumea, accounting for 40% of the city's hotel capacity. For more information, visit www.glphotels.com.