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Hilton revises Perth plans

Hotel giant Hilton has revamped it plans for a $30 million hotel in Northbridge after a City of Perth committee criticised the original design.

And the 17-storey hotel could be overlooking the Northbridge nightclub precinct soon, with the state government’s Development Assessment Panel, recommending it be approved at its next meeting on 9 October.

Hilton came up with new designs for the hotel, which will replace the existing BankWest building and when complete, the 206-room hotel will have two restaurants, a swimming pool and a gym.

Meanwhile, Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns. The 237-room Cairns hotel, formerly a Holiday Inn, occupies an exceptional waterfront location on the Coral Sea in the vibrant city of Cairns. The hotel also marks the fourth DoubleTree by Hilton in Australia and the 400th hotel in the brand’s global portfolio.

DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns is located at 121 The Esplanade, approximately six kilometres from Cairns International Airport and half a kilometre from Cairns’ CBD centre. Cairns itself is the gateway to some of Australia’s greatest tourism experiences including the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Listed Daintree Rainforest. The hotel incorporates a unique open air rainforest garden with a barramundi pond, providing an excellent space for guests to relax. Each of the 237 Cairns hotel rooms are modern and spacious and offer stunning floor-to-ceiling city, mountain or water views. Guests have a choice of 161 double-double rooms, 75 king rooms and one king one-bedroom suite.

At the heart of DoubleTree by Hilton Cairns, The Atrium restaurant serves a wide variety of cuisine that incorporates local ingredients with inspired presentation and flavours. Dishes such as barramundi with a lemon myrtle and macadamia crust served on a saffron pea risotto with wild rosella chutney and leek exemplify the restaurant’s commitment to unique local produce. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Atrium also offers 24-hour room service.

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