Mid-Market brand additions for Dubai, Al Ahsa and Al Khobar
Dubai, UAE – 27 March 2015 – Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of three new Hilton Garden Inn hotels for Dubai and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) adding to the mid-market brand’s growing portfolio of more than ten hotels either trading or under development in the Middle East.
“Hilton Garden Inn is an exciting proposition for investors in the Middle East as Hilton Worldwide continues to grow its presence in the value segment across the region,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide. “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 delighted to be adding to this momentum with the signing of agreements to open three new properties.”
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf is expected to open in early 2017, following the signing of a management agreement with AIG Investments. Strategically located for ease of access to Downtown Dubai, as well as Dubai International Airport (DXB), Al Jadaf is emerging as a major growth area of the Emirate. Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Jadaf will feature 336 guest rooms; two F&B outlets; flexible meeting space; as well as business and fitness centers.
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. Hilton Garden Inn Al Ahsa will feature two F&B outlets; four meeting rooms; as well as business and fitness centers.
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 travelers an upscale, yet affordable experience in this part of the world.”
Hilton Garden Inn offers guests amenities such as signature bedding, 24-hour business center, complimentary Wi-Fi and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry which provides a range of snacks, sweet treats and beverages. Upcoming openings in Dubai include Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina; Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat; and Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates. This year the brand also expects to open its second hotel in KSA, Hilton Garden Inn Tabuk, which joins Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya.
Hilton Worldwide features more than 59 hotels under development in the Middle East (including Egypt) across its Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn brands.