Chain Focus: Hilton Worldwide

by Sophia Soltani | Published 5 years ago

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Hotel News ME profiles the hotel group’s 2015 achievements future goals and its planned 2016 MEA pipeline. 

Group overview

Hilton Worldwide is a global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxury and full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and focused-service hotels.

The company’s portfolio of twelve world-class global brands is comprised of more than 4,500 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties, with more than 745,000 rooms in 97 countries and territories, including Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels

Al Rayyan Hotel Doha, Curio, A Collection by Hilton

Al Rayyan Hotel Doha, Curio, A Collection by Hilton

and Resorts, Conrad Hotels and Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

The company also manages its award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard WiFi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the Hilton HHonors app, where HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a digital key.

Current properties in the Middle East and Africa

Hilton Worldwide has 72 operational hotels amounting to 21,461 rooms in the Middle East and Africa plus 53 operational hotels amounting to 17,387 rooms in the Middle East inclusive of Egypt and Turkey across the luxury, upscale and mid-market segments.

Number of hotels in the pipeline for the Middle East

Hilton Worldwide has 99 pipeline hotels amounting to 29,213 rooms in the Middle East and Africa and 67 pipeline hotels 22,136 rooms in the Middle East.

Hilton Worldwide Middle East and Africa 2015 milestones:

DoubleTree by Hilton Riyadh – Al Muroj Business Gate

Country: Saudi Arabia

City/area: Riyadh

Description: This is the first DoubleTree by Hilton property in Riyadh. Located adjacent to the King Abdullah Financial District, this hotel is set on the Northern Ring Road and offers easy access to several major business areas. The city centre and the Diplomatic Quarter are 20 minutes away and King Khalid International Airport is 15 minutes from the hotel.

Rooms: 223

Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch

Country: Egypt

City/area: Alexandria

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Rendering of Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa

Description: Hilton Alexandria King’s Ranch is close to the dynamic area of Alexandria, adjacent to the King’s Ranch Equestrian Club and 15 minutes’ drive from Borg El Arab Airport. Featuring a divisible ballroom, four conference rooms, a boardroom and a 24-hour business centre.

Rooms: 199

Hilton Garden Inn Tabuk

City/area: Tabuk

Description: This is the second Hilton Garden Inn in Saudi Arabia. Ideally situated for business and leisure travelers in the Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia, Hilton Garden Inn Tabuk is 15 minutes’ drive from Tabuk Regional Airport and is close to the city’s main transport hubs.

Rooms: 110

DoubleTree by Hilton Doha – Old Town

Country: Qatar

City/area: Doha

Description: This marked the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Doha and is located in the rapidly expanding business district of Doha. It is near the Corniche, the banking district, the port, the Museum of Islamic Art and the government seat of Qatar.

Rooms: 187

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina

Country: UAE

City/area: Dubai

Description: The 181-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, owned by wasl Hospitality is located between the well-known districts of Bur Dubai and Jumeirah.

Rooms: 182

Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat

Country: UAE

City/area: Dubai

Description: Located in the busy heart of Deira, Dubai’s original and historic district, the 183-room Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat is surrounded by bustling streets filled with traditional souks, mosques, museums and shops. The hotel enjoys convenient access to the diplomatic district of the city as well as Dubai International Airport. This marked the first Hilton Garden Inn property in Dubai and the UAE.

Rooms: 183

Hilton Worldwide MEA expected hotel openings in 2016

Hilton Garden Inn Tanger

Country: Morocco

City/area: Tanger

Rooms: 323

Expected opening date: H1 2016

Conrad Makkah  

Country: Saudi Arabia

City/area: Makkah

Rooms: 438

Expected opening date: H1 2016

Curio Mall of Qatar

Country: Qatar

City/area: Doha

Rooms: 207

Expected opening date: H2 2016

Hilton Dead Sea Resort and Spa

Country: Jordan

City/area: Sweimeh

Rooms: 285

Expected opening date: H2 2016

Hilton Tanger City Center Hotel and Residences

Country: Morocco

City/area: Tanger

Rooms: 180

Expected opening date: H2 2016









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