Auckland welcomes rural DoubleTree by Hilton hotel
DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka is now open near the New Zealand Bloodstock sales pavilion in the south of Auckland, New Zealand.
The fourth DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in New Zealand, this brand-new property introduces guests to the rural charm of Karaka while also offering easy access to the Auckland CBD.
An appealing location
Owned by New Zealand Bloodstock and designed by Pacific Architecture, the newly opened DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka is home to 122 guest rooms and suites along with facilities including a signature restaurant, lobby bar, outdoor heated pool and gym.
The property is the only international-branded, full-service hotel in the region and one that’s only a short distance from both Auckland CBD and Auckland Airport. Karaka is celebrated for its rural landscape, local wineries and art and craft markets.
“To say we’re excited to welcome guests from near and far to DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka is an understatement,” said Fabien Dewelle, hotel manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka.
“Our warm welcome and signature hospitality is a perfect fit for the natural pastoral charm of Karaka and the ‘country home’ feeling of our new DoubleTree by Hilton property. We want our guests to feel at home when they stay with us.”
Designed for business and leisure stays
The property’s 122 rooms and suites each come with a Suite Dreams by Serta mattress, 55” HD TV and therapeutic rain shower. Guests can make the most of the hotel’s 24-hour fitness facilities and heated outdoor pool during their stay.
Led by chef Mark Southon, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Ethereal | Artisan Kitchen, shines a light on the abundant local produce Karaka is known for, partnering with local suppliers to highlight seasonal ingredients. Guests can dine in the main dining space with an open kitchen and chef’s table or out on the outdoor terrace.
This restaurant is joined by the hotel’s Horseshoe Bar offering cocktails, snacks and sharing platters in a space incorporating an outdoor area with fire pits.
Events will be hosted in the hotel’s Vela Room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and two fully equipped meeting rooms with theatre-style space catering for up to 180 guests. As this property shares the grounds with the New Zealand Bloodstock sales pavilion, guests can also hold private events using those facilities.
“DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on offering guests a double dose of comfort with an uplifting space where guests can unwind, as well as a broad range of amenities and warm, friendly service,” said Paul Hutton, area vice president and head of Australasia, Hilton.
“The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Karaka signifies the trust that our partners have in Hilton and we’re committed to bringing the right brand, to the right locations, at the right time to cater to the evolving needs of our guests.”
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