Hilton has signed an agreement for a new high-end beachfront resort in New Caledonia.
Scheduled to open in 2019, the Hilton Lifou Wadra Bay Resort will offer just 50 rooms, all located on or close to the beachfront. There will also be an inland lagoon with fish, rays and turtles, plus two restaurants, a health club, spa, outdoor swimming pool and event space.
The resort will be located on Lifou Island – one of the three Loyalty Islands located off the east coast of New Caledonia. The island is accessible by air or by boat from the country’s capital, Noumea.
“Today we take the first step toward adding a world-class resort to the island of Lifou and Hilton is thrilled to have this opportunity; what a terrific place to continue our New Caledonia story,” said Robert Scullin, Hilton’s vice president of development for Australasia.
“This beautiful country surrounded by the Pacific Ocean has a deep, rich cultural heritage. Global travellers trust the Hilton brand and together with our partners we look forward to making this destination more accessible.”
Hilton Lifou Wadra Bay Resort becomes the company’s second property in New Caledonia, following Hilton Noumea La Promenade Residences.