Hilton Worldwide has inked a management deal with Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa Trading Group to open Embassy by Hilton, Riyadh King Fahd Road, marking the debut of the upscale Embassy by Hilton brand to the Middle East.
The new Embassy hotel will feature 250 guest rooms and will be located on King Fahd Road, in close proximity to the upcoming King Abdullah Financial District. Each of the hotel’s 43 sqm rooms will feature a living room, bedroom and bathroom. The property will also host a large multi-function meeting room with two conference rooms and a boardroom. The hotel will feature an all-day dining restaurant and lobby lounge. Other facilities include a spa, indoor pool, prayer room and salon.
Commenting on the deal, Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East and North Africa, for Hilton Worldwide said: “We have been looking for the right opportunity to debut Embassy by Hilton in the region and believe Riyadh makes for a great fit. Our strategy for growth continues to focus on quality projects, underpinned by strong brands and the best management expertise in the industry. With over 20 years of experience in Saudi Arabia, we are now operating or developing 38 properties with more than 85% of our pipeline under construction – remarkable progress that puts us at the forefront of the industry.”
“We are pleased to be continuing our partnership with Hilton Worldwide; in previous years we have signed agreements to open two hotels in Al Khobar,” said Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa, the owner of Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa Trading Group. “Embassy by Hilton is a firm favourite in the United States and with this signing, we look forward to bringing the brand to the Middle East for the first time. As part of the agreements reached, we are delighted to announce the debut of Embassy by Hilton in the region,” said Bill Duncan, global head, Embassy by Hilton. Featuring upscale, spacious guest suites, the brand has been adapted for the region with the Middle Eastern traveller in mind and we are confident it will appeal to this market.”
Hilton Worldwide currently has 10 hotels operating in Saudi Arabia and is set to more than triple its presence in the country with a further 28 hotels under development, including Conrad Makkah which is set to open in spring 2016. .