The third DoubleTree by Hilton hotel announced for Perth will likely be the first to open, with forward works about to start and a ground-breaking ceremony held at the Northbridge site today.
Tourism Minister Kim Hames was on hand with Hilton Worldwide Australasia vice-president Paul Hutton and SKS Group managing director Windi Sim to offcially launch the hotel, which is being built at the old Bankwest building on James Street.
The hotel is scheduled to complete the major construction works in the second quarter of 2017, ahead of a December opening.
Local builder Cooper & Oxley has been contracted to perform the forward works, subject to a building licence from the City of Perth, while the main construction contract will go to tender in August.
The hotel will be built using modules constructed in China, by the Australian arm of global conglomerate CIMC.
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Image: Paul Hutton (left), Windi Sim and Kim Hames shovel the ceremonial dirt at today’s ground-breaking. | Photo by Business News
This article is originally published on Business News by Dan Wilkie, 7 July 2015