Hilton pinpoint burgeoning Parramatta for next Australian hotel

Hilton pinpoint burgeoning Parramatta for next Australian hotel
Hilton pinpoint burgeoning Parramatta for next Australian hotel

The American hotel giant Hilton has picked Parramatta for a new 245-room luxury hotel, in a move harshly described by the Australian Financial Review as an "unlikely location".

Located 25 kilometres west of Sydney’s CBD, Parramatta is a major business and commercial hub and a growing destination for business events.

The new hotel will replace the former AMP building at 20 Macquarie Street, which was once the tallest building in Parramatta.

It will be demolished with construction of a 90-metre building to kick off in 2020.

There are more than 540 Hilton hotels around the world.

Western Sydney Business Chamber director David Borger welcomed the news.

“I think we’ve really arrived as a city when we have brands like Hilton considering business here,” he told The Daily Telegraph.

“It used to be that if a city had a cathedral they’re doing well, but now it’s about getting Apple or Hilton.”

Ledrae Hotels director Lionel Chang says he is thrilled to be bringing Hilton to Parramatta.

“We have owned the building on the corner of Macquarie Street and Marsden Street since 1994 and look forward to this exciting transformation,” he says.

“With Macquarie Street being the oldest and most well-known street in Parramatta, we cannot think of a better address for what will be a fantastic hotel.”

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