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Hilton on the Park to be Pullman

Hilton Worldwide announced the management agreement for the 419-room Hilton on The Park Melbourne will expire on 31 December 31and will not be renewed. Pullman Melbourne on the Park will join Australia’s largest five-star brand on 1 January, complementing the existing network of 12 hotels and resorts nationally.

Hilton Worldwide continues to have a strong presence in Australia with 12 hotels nationwide. Melbourne remains an important market for Hilton Worldwide with Hilton Melbourne South Wharf – and we are fully committed to expanding further with DoubleTree by Hilton Melbourne – Flinders Street opening on 01 December 2014.

Chief operating officer of Accor Pacific, Simon McGrath, said, “Pullman Melbourne on the Park has a premium location at the eastern end of the CBD opposite Melbourne’s principal sports and entertainment including the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, Hisense Arena, Olympic Park and AAMI Park. With Accor’s existing sporting partnerships and namely as the main accommodation partner for the AFL, it is a natural fit that will benefit all involved.”

The property will join one other Pullman in Melbourne – Pullman Melbourne Albert Park which underwent an extensive refurbishment that was unveiled in September 2013. Between the two Melbourne properties and with sights set to expand further, Pullman now represents the city’s key tourism destinations.

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