Hilton Worldwide has signed a franchise agreement with GLP Hotels in New Caledonia for the 154-key conversion project to be known as Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residence.
The property, formerly the Best Western Premier La Promenade, opened in 2008 and will undergo a refurbishment before officially opening under the Hilton Hotels and Resorts banner in mid-2013. The property will be the first Hilton Hotels and Resorts branded-property in Noumea, New Caledonia and is located on the popular Anse Vata Beach.
“The Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residence will make a wonderful addition to our growing portfolio in Australasia, joining our three existing properties in the South Pacific – Fiji Beach Resort and Spa managed by Hilton, Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort and Spa and the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa in French Polynesia,” said Hilton Worldwide’s President for Asia-Pacific, Martin Rinck.
“We are delighted to be working with GLP Hotels on this project as our entry into the New Caledonian market and expect Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residence to be established as the leading full-service property in Noumea.”
The three tower Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residence is located on Anse Vata Beach in the centre of the main tourism and accommodation district in Noumea and has uninterrupted water views from every room.
“We have spent the last seven years building GLP Hotels to where it is today, we are very excited to be able to bring such a famous hotel brand name as Hilton to Noumea and we believe it will help generate a lot of awareness for GLP Hotels and the whole hotel industry in New Caledonia,” said GLP Hotels’ Managing Director, Jean Rambaud.
Following the refurbishment, the hotel will feature 154-keys, including 21 Junior Suites, 68 Deluxe Suites, 20 Executive Suites and 45 Royal Suites and a restaurant, bar, health club and outdoor swimming pool.
“I am exceptionally pleased to be adding another Hilton Hotels and Resorts property to our portfolio in the South Pacific,” said Hilton Hotels and Resorts’ Global Head, Dave Horton.
“With a prominent location and many appealing features, Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residence is set to become an exceptional example of the high standards, quality and unrivalled experience guests expect from Hilton.”
Hilton Worldwide currently has a portfolio of 15 hotels in Australasia, including eight properties in Australia, four in New Zealand and three in the South Pacific.