M&L Hospitality Enters Agreement with Hilton for Management of Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton in Christchurch New Zealand

/M&L Hospitality Enters Agreement with Hilton for Management of Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton in Christchurch New Zealand

M&L Hospitality Enters Agreement with Hilton for Management of Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton in Christchurch New Zealand

|2016-07-12T12:27:38+00:00July 12th, 2016|

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand and MCLEAN, Va. July 12, 2016 – Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) and DoubleTree by Hilton today announced the signing of a management agreement with M&L Hospitality to manage Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Christchurch New Zealand.

The management agreement will take effect from 1 September 2016 and will strengthen Hilton Worldwide's presence in New Zealand, which includes four existing hotels in Auckland, Taupo and Queenstown.

"We are committed to growing Hilton Worldwide's presence in New Zealand," said Robert Scullin, vice president, development, Australasia, Hilton Worldwide. "The signing of Chateau on the Park Christchurch as a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel is integral to our portfolio expansion plan for the country, which focuses on key cities and leisure destinations across both the North and South Islands of New Zealand."

The iconic Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, is nestled amongst five acres of beautiful gardens and is an enduring favourite hotel destination amongst locals and travellers to Christchurch. The 192-room hotel includes two food and beverage outlets, meeting rooms, a business centre, pool and gym. Currently operating as Chateau on the Park Christchurch, the hotel recently underwent extensive renovations before re-opening as part of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand.

"Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, is a fantastic addition to our growing Australasia portfolio. We are thrilled to be bringing this second DoubleTree by Hilton hotel to New Zealand, and we are especially proud for Hilton Worldwide to be represented in Christchurch – an important hub for both business and tourism in New Zealand," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio – A Collection by Hilton.

"M&L Hospitality is delighted to be expanding its relationship with Hilton Worldwide in New Zealand with the signing of Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel," said Neil Maxwell, chief executive officer, M&L Hospitality. "The refurbishment of guest rooms and public areas means the hotel is positioned to become the preferred choice for leisure and business travellers to Christchurch."

DoubleTree by Hilton hotels strive to bring each guest the special comforts and acts of kindness that are unique to the brand – starting with the warm chocolate chip cookie welcome and continuing throughout every guest's hotel stay.

Among the amenities that guests will enjoy are invigorating Aroma Actives body care products, complimentary high-speed internet access in public areas, and an industry-recognized service culture which is built around the idea of CARE – Create A Rewarding Experience for guests, Team Members and the community.

Hilton HHonors® guest loyalty program members have the opportunity to earn and redeem HHonors Points for their stays at Chateau on the Park Christchurch, a Doubletree by Hilton hotel. And to celebrate the hotel's opening, Hilton HHonors members who stay at the resort will enjoy 1,000 bonus points for every night stay through 31 December, 2016.

Media can access more information on DoubleTree by Hilton at www.doubletree.com and news.doubletree.com.

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global collection of more than 460 upscale hotels with more than 111,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. Everything about DoubleTree by Hilton aims to return the human touch to travel, starting with the presentation of a warm chocolate chip cookie upon arrival and continuing throughout with Team Members dedicated to Creating a Rewarding Experience (CARE) for hotel guests, other Team Members and the communities the brand proudly serves. DoubleTree by Hilton properties offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. To make reservations at any DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, travelers may visit our brand website at http://www.doubletree.com.

Visit our DoubleTree by Hilton Global Media Center at news.doubletree.com for more information.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,660 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 765,000 rooms in 102 countries and territories. For 96 years, Hilton Worldwide has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including exclusive member rates, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.

Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information.

Contact: Astrid Egerton-Vernon, Hilton Worldwide - Global

astrid.egerton-vernon@hilton.com /703 883 5696

Contact: Audrey Wong, Hilton Worldwide - Asia Pacific

audrey.wong@hilton.com/+65 6833 9763

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