Potential for growth in PNG: Hotel group

Business, Normal

The National, Friday September 4th, 2015

 THERE is potential for further growth and sustainability in the hospitality and tourism sector in Papua New Guinea, the Hilton Hotel Group says. 

Its vice-president Paul Hutton said the global hotel chain was looking forward to working with local authorities to develop the sector.  

“We see the enormous potential to work with the local authorities to build a long term sustainable industry that showcase the natural beauties of these islands, while providing an employment and economic growth,” Hutton said.

“This beautiful country has a deep rich, cultural heritage and is recognised as one of the last global tourism frontiers, home to an incredible naturally, natural bounty of rainforests, volcanoes, islands and tourism attractions.

“Global travellers trust the Hilton Brand and together with the Star Mountain Plaza, we look forward to making all this beautiful country has to offer, more accessible to our global travellers. 

“Guests can all look forward to the Hilton hotel, offering travellers with a wealth of authentic experiences with the products and needs of global travellers.”

Hutton said Papua New Guinea was the 84th country for Hilton hotels to enter in the company’s 96 year history.

“For business travellers, this new development will become the epicenter of commercial life in Moresby. 

The opportunity provided by APEC conference to be held in 2018 will showcase innovative services and facilities that this entire prescient has to offer. 

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill thanked the Hilton group for their confidence in investing in Papua New Guinea.

“I know this is your first one in the country. I hope this is not the last one.”