Chain Focus: Hilton Worldwide

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by Patrick Ryan | Published 4 years ago

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Group overview:

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 brands comprising nearly 4,900 properties with more than 796,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories.

Exterior_HRThe company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations.

The company also manages a customer loyalty programme, Hilton HHonors. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key.

Current number of properties in the region:

Hilton has more than 75 hotels open in MEA across five brands in countries including the UAE, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Nairobi, Egypt and the Seychelles.

Commentary by Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton, Middle East, Africa & Turkey:

“2016 has been a year of strong, organic growth for Hilton in the Middle East, where we have over 15,000 rooms currently under construction. We have taken major strides into the mid-market segment – with our regional pipeline now boasting over 30 Hilton Garden Inn and Hampton by Hilton hotels, as the segment continues to exhibit strong growth potential. Curio, A Collection by Hilton made its Middle Eastern debut in the form of AlRayyan Hotel Doha in 2016.  The launch of this brand is a direct response to growth in demand for new travel experiences globally, and we look forward to continuing the development of The Rosemont Hotel & Residences in Dubai.
“With the region benefitting from proximity and ease of access to rapidly emerging markets in Asia and Africa, hospitality companies which demonstrate a clear vision in terms of leadership, an ability to operate innovatively and efficiently under strong, distinct brands – will continue to attract developers, employees and guests in 2017 and beyond.”









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