Hilton Hotel, Surfers Paradise

Project name: Hilton Hotel

Location: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Status: Report completed in 2009

Brief: MacroPlan Australia were commissioned  for an economic impact assessment to support the development of the Hilton Hotel, Surfers Paradise.

Methodology:  Economic benefits were identified for economic, social and environmental aspects of the development.  The report also reviewed the tourism impacts of the Hilton Hotel development, to support the development of an international 5 star hotel.

Result: MacroPlan’s report was used by the developer to submit for the development application which was approved. Since then the Hilton Hotel Surfers Paradise has been constructed and is one of the most popular tourist and business hotels on the Gold Coast. The Hilton development generated a considerable amount of expenditure and created a sizable number of jobs particularly at a time when unemployment was on the rise.

The Hilton Hotel was awarded the 2013 Best Tourism and Leisure Development at the Property Council of Australia’s Innovation and Excellence Awards.