16 November 2021

Australia’s First Hilton Garden Inn Debuts in Albany, Western Australia

Highly anticipated waterfront hotel brings brand’s light, bright and airy design and signature positive, upbeat service to the Great Southern region

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Albany, a five-story, 108-room newly developed hotel overlooking the Albany Waterfront Marina. The hotel provides breathtaking ocean views and enjoys easy access to the city’s cultural attractions. Hilton Garden Inn Albany is owned by Foreshore Management and is managed by Hilton, and marks the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Australasia.

“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,” said Heidi Kunkel, vice president, operations, Australasia, Hilton.

“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,” she added.

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. The hotel is located only 14 kilometers or a 20-minute drive from Albany Airport, the largest airport in the Great Southern region.

“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,” said Jenny Milos, vice president, focused service and all suites brands, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “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,” she added.

Modern Accommodation and Facilities

The hotel comprises 108 stylish and functional king, twin and accessible guest rooms including six deluxe rooms each with panoramic ocean views. Each guest room features comfortable Suite Dreams® by Serta beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, 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.

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.

Food and Beverage Options

Guests can enjoy a variety of dining options including:

  • 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.
  • 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 where visitors and locals can mix, mingle and take care of business.
  • 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.

Modern Spaces & Smart Meetings

Thoughtful creativity has inspired the design of Hilton Garden Inn Albany’s stunning 160 square metres of flexible event space designed to host memorable events. The three 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 with delicious menu choices and flexible offerings.

Guests visiting Hilton Garden Inn Albany can enjoy peace of mind from check-in to check-out with Hilton CleanStay which ensures guests enjoy a cleaner and safer experience during their stay. For more information on Hilton CleanStay and Hilton EventReady with CleanStay, please visit www.hilton.com/en/corporate/cleanstay/.

Hilton Garden Inn Albany is also part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,700 properties in 122 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount and free standard Wi-Fi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app, where members can check in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key. Hilton Honors offers its nearly 123 million members hundreds of ways to earn and redeem Points. Members can redeem Points for free nights, purchases on Amazon, charitable contributions and more. The program is free to join and travelers can enroll online at hiltonhonors.com.

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 November 16 2021 to May 2, 2022, when booking directly with Hilton.

Hilton Garden Inn Albany is located at 3 Toll Place, Albany, Western Australia. For more information, or to make a reservation, travellers may visit Hilton Garden Inn Albany or call +61 8 9872 9200.