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Hilton Brisbane Celebrates Silver Anniversary And A$37 Million Refurbishment
August 10, 2012
BRISBANE, Australia - One of Brisbane's leading hotels has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, marking the occasion by unveiling a completed A$37 million refurbishment across the entire hotel.
In one of the single biggest investments made by any of Brisbane's CBD hotels, Hilton Brisbane has spent more than A$14 million since January 2011, upgrading every aspect of its facilities in a strategic move to attract both the corporate and tourism guest. Hilton Brisbane general manager Martin Kendall said the hotel opened on November 10, 1986 as the Brisbane International Hilton and set the standard for five-star hotels in the city.
"We have been the longest running five-star hotel in Brisbane and we are also one of the most centrally located. Now with a revitalization of the entire property, we have one of the most up-to-date products available in the city."
Mr. Kendall said over the past 25 years the hotel had been part of the very fabric of Brisbane and viewed itself as much more than just a hotel.
"Everyone has a Hilton Brisbane memory and it is exciting to be reliving so many great events, moments in time and stories as we reflect on the hotel's history. But the silver anniversary is as much about the future as it is about the past for the hotel."
"We are excited about what the future holds with our new 319 deluxe and executive rooms, a new flagship restaurant and bar; Vintaged Bar + Grill, which has recently been awarded a coveted Chef's Hat in the Queensland Good Food Guide, a state-of-the-art business center with three new boardrooms and a reinvigorated porte-cochere entrance which features Brisbane's biggest video wall with a three-meter by five-meter digital display."
Hilton Brisbane was originally designed by one of the founders of modernist design in Australia, Harry Seidler, and Mr Kendall said acclaimed designer Mark Landini who oversaw the refurbishments, was responsible for strongly communicating Mr Seidler's original vision.
"This is the only hotel Harry Seidler designed in Australia and Mark Landini has done a fantastic job re-creating some of Mr Seidler's original plans."
The renovation is part of a larger scope of major projects by individual hotels above standard annual capital expenditures across the global portfolio of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide. Beginning in 2011, the projects currently total more than $3 billion during a three-year period.
Media can access additional information about Hilton Brisbane at http://news.hilton.com/brisbane.
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