DoubleTree by Hilton brand debuts in Saudi Arabia
Hilton Worldwide has 21 further properties in its KSA pipeline
Hilton Worldwide has announced the first DoubleTree by Hilton branded property in Saudi Arabia is now open.
DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran, a conversion property features 153 rooms, which include 99 king, queen or twin rooms and 54 one and two-bedroom suites.
The property also features range of amenities for leisure and business guests, including a large ballroom, four flexible meeting rooms, a complimentary 24-hour business centre, a 24-hour fitness centre, and scheduled to open later this year, a fully renovated fitness center, indoor swimming pool and spa area.
Dining options at the hotel include Al Waha, an all-day dining restaurant serving a selection of international cuisine, Indian restaurant Rasoi, and the Al Maha Café, the hotel’s coffee shop.
DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran general manager Ahmet Antepli said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to raise the flag of the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Saudi Arabia in addition to being the first hotel opening in KSA in 2014 for Hilton Worldwide. We are confident that this opening answers to a much needed demand on the market for a full service hotel category in the city of Dhahran.
“Our goal is geared towards maximizing repeat guests, given the traveller profile in the area and maintaining a high record of guest satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming our first guests to DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran,” he added.
Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa president Rudi Jagersbacher also commented: “I’m delighted to witness the first opening of DoubleTree by Hilton in KSA and the economic viability of a city such as Dhahran. This opening brings more awareness of the brand to the Middle East region and showcases the diversity of the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. We now have four diverse hotel brands open in Saudi Arabia ranging from top luxury to full service hotel.
DoubleTree by Hilton global head John Greenleaf said: “The introduction of DoubleTree by Hilton to Saudi Arabia demonstrates the brand’s global recognition and positive growth. One of Hilton Worldwide’s full-service, upscale brands, DoubleTree by Hilton caters to both business and leisure travelers by focusing on a warm, welcoming guest service culture built around the idea of CARE – Create a Rewarding Experience – not only for our guests, but also for our employees and for the communities in which we serve.”
Hilton Worldwid’s currently has 21 properties in its KSA pipeline and the largest development programme in the region.