First DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Jeddah

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 12 months ago

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Hilton has announced the signing of a management agreement with Fahd Abdallah al-Harbi & Sons Limited to open DoubleTree by Hilton Jeddah Al Salamah District in Saudi Arabia.

DTbH PerspectiveThe hotel is expected to be open for business in Q1 2020.

“Saudi Arabia features our largest pipeline in the Middle East, and we are pleased to be expanding our portfolio in the country with the addition of this property,” said Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, Hilton.

“As Saudi Arabia’s second largest city and the biggest seaport in the Red Sea, Jeddah is a key business and leisure destination. We are delighted to have signed the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Jeddah and are confident that the upscale brand is a good fit for the city.”

His comments were echoed by Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.

“We look forward to welcoming travellers to Jeddah with DoubleTree by Hilton’s unique style of hospitality, which begins with our signature, warm DoubleTree cookie upon arrival and continues with excellent service throughout a guest’s stay,” she said.

Fahd Abdalah Abdelrahman al-Harbi, the principal shareholder of Fahd Abdallah al-Harbi & Sons Limited together with Finesse Al Finesse, the owner representative and CEO of Vin & K development company, said: “We are very pleased to have partnered with Hilton to open this upscale hotel. DoubleTree by Hilton is a leading brand globally with a strong presence in Saudi Arabia – we are confident this hotel will meet the highest standards in international hospitality.”

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