Hilton announces signing of third hotel in Tahiti

Hilton Tahiti, which is currently undergoing a major conversion, will feature 171 guest rooms, 743…

Hilton Tahiti, which is currently undergoing a major conversion, will feature 171 guest rooms, 743 sq m of flexible event space and a huge outdoor pool.

Hilton Worldwide will run Hilton Tahiti under a management agreement with Hotel Tahiti SAS, it has been announced.

Expansion in French Polynesia

The newly signed Hilton Tahiti is located in French Polynesia’s capital Pape’ete. This is the country’s main centre of government and economic activity, making it a popular destination for corporate travellers as well as tourists.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with the Wane family – owners of Conrad Bora Bora – to launch this property as Hilton Tahiti to the market,” said Guy Phillips, senior vice president of development in Asia and Australasia for Hilton. “It adds to Hilton’s robust pipeline of more than 95 Hilton hotels and resorts in Asia Pacific.

“The signing highlights how the company continues to capture development opportunities across Asia Pacific, leveraging its resilient business model, powering commercial engines, and industry-leading brands such as its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts.”

“The signing of Hilton Tahiti heralds our third Hilton in French Polynesia, joining Hilton Moorea and Conrad Bora Bora,” added Alexandra Jaritz, senior vice president of brand management in Asia Pacific for Hilton. “Our properties are located in the world’s most sought-after locations and we look forward to providing our guests at the Hilton Tahiti with our renowned Hilton hospitality. This addition to our footprint will ensure Hilton is top of mind for leisure and business travellers to the territory.”

The property is positioned on the city’s waterfront, just three kilometres from Faa’a Airport, making it the closest hotel to the airport. The scheme is also close to the capital’s CBD and just a seven-kilometre journey from Pape’ete Ferry Terminal, which connects travellers to the outer islands.

The new-look hotel

When it opens following a major conversion due to complete in the first half of 2021, Hilton Tahiti will comprise 171 new guest rooms ranging between 33 and 57 sq m in size, along with 29 suites spanning from 72 sq m to the two spacious 183-sq-m Royal Suites. There’ll also be a spa with treatment rooms, a fitness centre, an executive floor and lounge, and a vast outdoor pool, which overlooks Moorea Island.

Its F&B offering will encompass a casual marketplace for guests to stock up on supplies, an all-day dining restaurant, an Asian specialty restaurant, a signature brasserie and a relaxed terrace bar. Events will be hosted in 743 sq m of flexible event space, which includes a ballroom that can be partitioned into four separate areas.

“We are very happy to reopen the hotel Hilton Tahiti, totally refurbished keeping the Polynesian feeling with a modern twist,” said Melinda Wane of the Wane family. “We have partnered with Hilton for many years, and we are very delighted that this collaboration continues successfully and contributes to the development of our hotels and the destination.”