Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Ramtron Australia Pty Ltd to open the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Australia. Scheduled to open in mid-2014, the 164-room DoubleTree by Hilton, Karratha will be strategically located in the centre of the Karratha commercial area, nine miles from Karratha airport and 12 miles from the port at Dampier.Karratha is a major mining hub in the Pilbara region, the largest mining region in Australia. Karratha adjoins the port of Dampier and is located just over 900 miles north of Perth, the capital of Western Australia.
The eight-storey property will feature 144 guest rooms, 20 apartments and will have an all-day dining restaurant and bar. The hotel will also offer a fitness centre, an outdoor pool, three function rooms and car parking facilities.
Ramtron Australia Pty Ltd is a consortium led by local Western Australian developer Rothchester Hotel and Resorts Pty Ltd. The consortium also includes well known Karratha identity Kim Loxton, Tang Weng Fei of Singapore-based Ramtron Oil International Ltd, and Perth-based company AYR International Pty Ltd.