Hilton expands its Dubai, Saudi portfolio

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf is expected to open in early 2017.

Hotel group Hilton Worldwide is expanding its portfolio in Dubai and Saudi Arabia with the singing of three new properties and adding 656 rooms, extending its mid-market brand's portfolio of more than ten properties either trading or under development in the Middle East.

“With significant focus on the development of mid-market accommodation in Dubai and clear opportunity in locations across Saudi and the wider GCC, we are signing agreements to open three new properties,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, President for Middle East and Africa at Hilton Worldwide.

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf is expected to open in early 2017, following the signing of a management agreement with AIG Investments. Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf will feature 336 guest rooms; two F&B outlets; flexible meeting space; as well as business and fitness centres.

Hilton Garden Inn Al Ahsa is expected to open in 2016 as part of a management agreement with Al Jazeera Group. Featuring 166 guest rooms, the hotel is located within the downtown area of the city, with easy connections to Riyadh and Damman.

The 154-guest room Hilton Garden Inn Al Khobar King Fahd Causeway is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2016, located as part of the mixed-use Shobily Development, near to central Al Khobar via the King Fahd road. The hotel has been agreed with Al Jazeera Group, as part of a management with Hilton Worldwide, and will feature two F&B outlets; four meeting rooms with pre-function space; as well as business and fitness centres.

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said: "With more than 600 hotels globally, we are delighted to be announcing further projects for Dubai and KSA. With the brand's Dubai opening debut as well the second property to open in KSA set for this year, we look forward to offering travellers an upscale, yet affordable experience in this part of the world."

Hilton Worldwide features more than 59 hotels under development in the Middle East – including Egypt.

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