Hilton Launches Tapestry Collection by Hilton Brand in Australasia

Hilton today announced the signing of The Modern Christchurch, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, marking the first signing and launch of the Tapestry Collection brand in Australasia. The Modern will join Hilton’s portfolio of 27 hotels in Australasia presently operating under four brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton.

Under a franchise agreement with Sarin Investments Limited and in partnership with Tailorspace Limited, part of the Ben Gough Family Office, the hotel is slated to open in the third quarter of 2021. 

“It has been wonderful to once again partner with Sarin Investments and Tailorspace Limited on what will be an outstanding addition to our current portfolio of hotels across the region,” said Rob Scullin, vice president development, Australasia. “Hilton presently has two other franchise agreements with Sarin Investments for DoubleTree by Hilton Wellington and DoubleTree by Hilton Napier Hotel & Suites, which is projected to open in the first quarter of 2020.”

Tapestry Collection by Hilton, which launched globally in 2017, is a collection of more than 20 upscale hotels, each with its own unique style and vibrant 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 are delighted to announce the entry of Tapestry Collection by Hilton into the Australasian market with the signing of The Modern,” said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific. “As New Zealand’s second largest city and the gateway to the country’s magnificent South Island, we are confident that the unique Tapestry Collection by Hilton brand ethos and The Modern’s stylish and design-led offering will be embraced by both business and leisure travellers alike.” 

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 centre, 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.”

The Modern will be the second Tapestry Collection by Hilton signing in Asia Pacific, joining the recent signing of The Resonance Taipei, Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The 175-room hotel will be situated at the heart of Taipei’s city centre on East Zhongxiao Road and is slated to open at the end of 2020.

About Tapestry Collection by Hilton
Tapestry Collection by Hilton, launched in 2017, is a portfolio of upscale, original hotels that offers guests unique style and vibrant personality, and encourages guests to explore the local destination. With plans for global expansion, every Tapestry Collection property is united by the reliability that comes with the Hilton name, in addition to the benefits of the award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Hilton’s upscale collection brand at newsroom.hilton.com/tapestry, and connect with Tapestry Collection on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list, and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 100 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.

About Tailorspace
Founded in 2007 by Ben Gough, Tailorspace manages investments exclusively for the Ben Gough Family Office. With a core team based in Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, Tailorspace grows long-term value through investing in courageous businesses and people, providing them financial support, business management and governance expertise. The portfolio spans industrial, commercial and investment property; direct investments in finance, construction, health, tourism and apparel sectors; and liquid funds.
Hilton Launches Tapestry Collection by Hilton Brand in Australasia