Hilton deal signed

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The National, Wednesday September 2nd, 2015

 MINERAL Resource Development Company (MRDC) will bring to Papua New Guinea its first Hilton Hotels and Resorts branded hotel, The Hilton Port Moresby.

A management agreement signed early last month between MRDC and Hilton Worldwide would see the construction of a 5-star 212 premium room hotel in Port Moresby.

The Hilton Port Moresby is part of the MRDC Group’s latest development project, the Star Mountain Plaza (SMP) to be launched today.

The Hilton Hotel complex will include four restaurants and two bars, a business centre, health club, spa and outdoor pool and event spaces. Under the agreement, the Hilton Group will manage the new hotel and a convention centre within the Star Mountain Plaza.

MRDC managing director Augustine Mano said the partnership was set to redefine the standard of accommodation for the business and tourism sectors.

“We have not had a significant player in the hotel and tourism industry,” Mano said. 

“With the Hilton Hotel brand, the perception of the tourism and business sector in the country is sure to change.

“We are committed and excited to be part of a project that will set a new benchmark in world-class hotel experience here in Papua New Guinea.”

Mano thanked the Hilton Group for their confidence in bringing their brand into PNG.

Hilton Port Moresby boosts Hilton’s presence in the Australasia region where the global hospitality company operates 21 hotels under the Hilton and DoubleTree by Hilton brands.

Paul Hutton, vice president operations Hilton Australasia, said they were excited and privileged to be partnering with Star Mountain Plaza to bring to Port Moresby a world class hotel.