New Zealand’s First DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Opens in Queenstown

Hilton Worldwide’s DoubleTree by Hilton brand recently opened its first property in New Zealand.
Guestroom at DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand—Hilton Worldwide’s DoubleTree by Hilton brand recently opened its first property in New Zealand.

Located at 79 Peninsula Road in the heart of Queenstown’s Kawarau Village, the new hotel features 98 stylish guestrooms with kitchenettes fully equipped with an oven, microwave and fridge.

Formerly known as the Kawarau Hotel, the new DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown provides easy access to Queenstown International Airport. It is also situated just a short drive or water taxi ride from the center of Queenstown, popularly known as “The Adventure Capital of the World.”

The property’s guests are able to enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu, along with a number of upscale services and amenities, including the signature warm chocolate chip cookie welcome, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee choices, an array of body care products and an industry-recognized service culture built around the idea of CARE, which stands for Create a Rewarding Experience for guests, team members and the community. The hotel also offers an in-house cinema and an indoor heated Spa at Hilton swimming pool, hot tub, sauna and steam rooms.

“The addition of DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown to our fast-growing global portfolio further underscores our brand’s commitment to delivering our upscale, full-service hotel offering in all key markets and gateway cities around the world,” John Greenleaf, global head for DoubleTree by Hilton, says.

“Australasia is a key growth market for DoubleTree by Hilton, and the introduction of the brand into New Zealand marks a significant milestone as we continue to expand our offering to travelers in the region,” adds Ashley Spencer, vice president of operations, Australasia. “At DoubleTree by Hilton, we know that the little things mean everything when it comes to great travel experiences, and we look forward to delighting guests at DoubleTree by Hilton Queenstown with the services and amenities that have made the brand beloved internationally.”