Tapestry Collection by Hilton Expands to Asia Pacific With Two Hotel Signings
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) marked the launch of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand in Asia Pacific with the signing of development agreements to open two new hotels in Taipei and Christchurch — Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton and The Modern Christchurch, Tapestry Collection by Hilton.
Under a franchise agreement with Times Square International Stays Corp, a subsidiary of Prince Housing & Development Corp, Hotel Resonance Taipei is slated to open at the end of 2020. The Modern Christchurch will open in the third quarter of 2021, under a franchise agreement with Sarin Investments Limited and in partnership with Tailorspace Limited, part of the Ben Gough Family Office.
The hotels will join Hilton's portfolio of 336 hotels in Asia Pacific presently operating under nine brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.
"With the continued rise in travel from across the region from the growing middle class, we see incredible growth opportunity and appetite for our brands in Asia Pacific," said Matt Fry, senior vice president, development, Asia Pacific. "As we continue to expand our footprint in this part of the world, we're excited to be strengthening Hilton's presence by pioneering the Tapestry Collection brand in Taipei and Christchurch in addition to our portfolio of hotels."
Tapestry Collection by Hilton, which launched globally in 2017, is a collection of more than 20 independent upscale hotels, each with its own unique style and personality. Tapestry Collection properties offer guests an authentic connection to their destination while also providing them with the peace of mind and reassurance associated with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program.
"We're thrilled to debut the Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Asia Pacific with the signing of these two new hotels in Taipei and Christchurch," said Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. "On the heels of our recent announcement to enter Europe, we are excited to expand our global presence to bring more travelers the original experiences that Tapestry Collection by Hilton has to offer in these incredible destinations."
Hotel Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Situated in the heart of Taipei's city center on East Zhongxiao Road, the hotel is located near the business and shopping districts, making it the ideal choice for both leisure and business travel. Guests will be able to enjoy Taiwan's finest cultural sites nearby, such as Huashan Cultural and Creative Park as well the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The hotel is only 700 meters away from the Taipei Main Railway Station, providing easy access to trains to various parts of Taiwan.
Hotel Resonance boasts 175 rooms with room sizes starting from 30 square meters, including 55-square-meter Two Bay Suites. The property also offers on-site parking, a fitness center and a Starbucks Coffee outlet.
"We are delighted to introduce the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand to Taipei," said David Chuang, Board Director of Prince Housing and Times Square International Stays. "Hotel Resonance will provide travelers an extraordinary and quality stay that will give them an experience that is unlike any other."
The Modern Christchurch, Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Located in the heart of Christchurch's CBD at 79 Hereford Street, The Modern will offer guest rooms with room sizes starting from 34 square meters, including 45-square-meter Deluxe Suites. The property will also incorporate a ground-floor restaurant and bar, fitness center, and on-site parking.
Brett Gamble, CEO, Tailorspace Property Limited, said, "We are excited to be working with Hilton and Sarin Investments to bring the first Tapestry Collection by Hilton to New Zealand and to continue to build quality accommodation for visitors to experience when visiting Christchurch."
Contemporary art will be a cornerstone of The Modern experience, with large-scale prints by significant Christchurch and New Zealand artists adorning the walls of each room. The works will be selected in partnership with local Christchurch art specialists with the aim of celebrating Christchurch's rich history of modern art and design. Complementing these works, and further continuing the overarching theme of modernism, the hotel will feature significant pieces of modernist furniture.
"We are thrilled to be bringing the Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand to Christchurch's CBD and adding to the quality accommodation stock," said Raman Sarin, chairman, Sarin Investments. "The hotel will be truly extraordinary and unlike anything else currently open or planned in Christchurch."