Hilton Worldwide to debut Curio in Dubai, UAE

Dubai will see the launch of The Rosemont Hotel & Residences in 2018, as part of the Curio - A Collection by Hilton brand

A rendering of the Rosemont Hotel and Residences
A rendering of the Rosemont Hotel and Residences

Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with owner Royal International to open its first hotel under the Curio – A Collection by Hilton brand in the UAE.

Scheduled to open in 2018, the two-tower Rosemont Hotel and Residences is a 450-room and 280-serviced apartment property, which will be developed on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Dubai Internet City.

The hotel will offer travellers local discoveries and authentic travel experiences indicative of the Curio brand. Launched in June 2014, the Curio collection is a global set of upscale and luxury hotels hand-picked for their character and personality.

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The first Curio properties lanched in the Americas including Las Vegas, Buenos Aires and Florida, and the recently opened Reichshof Hamburg Hotel in Germany.

The Rosemont Hotel and Residences adds to the brand’s growing Middle East portfolio, which will also see Curio – A Collection by Hilton Mall of Qatar open in 2016.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide, said: “Dubai’s vibrant hospitality sector continues to grow at an impressive pace, firmly earning its position as a highly desirable destination for global travellers."

Jagersbacher, who topped the Hotelier Middle East Power 50 ranking for the third consecutive time, added: "We continue to see huge potential in the market, and to add a Curio property to our portfolio of 35 hotels either trading or under development in the UAE is our global recognition of the Emirates’ unique ability to further build a compelling and cultured offering to attract visitors from around the world."

The UAE’s first Curio hotel will aim to capture the personality of the local urban landscape with its offering designed to reflect the needs of travellers to Dubai. Catering to Dubai’s business landscape, four meeting rooms, two boardrooms and one multi-functional space will host small and large-scale meetings, conferences and events.

Sister title Arabian Business has reported that according to the plans, a five-storey podium is to be constructed between the towers, linking the two and featuring an artificial 'beach' and a manmade, rainforest-style landscape garden next to it.

The hotel will also offer guests a number of stylish food and beverage outlets; which will include three restaurants, a lobby café and two bars. Guests will have access to a fully equipped gym, an outdoor pool and a spa.

Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio – A Collection by Hilton, said: “Since launching Curio in 2014, we have received an influx of interest from owners in the Middle East seeking to create a unique hotel experience underpinned by the reassurance of Hilton. The Rosemont Hotel & Residences is a perfect match for our collection, and we are delighted to count Dubai as a destination for our rapidly growing global set of distinctive hotels.”

The collection is part of Hilton HHonors, the 45 million member, guest loyalty programme for Hilton Worldwide’s 12 hotel brands. Hilton HHonors members always get the lowest price with Hilton’s Best Price Guarantee, along with HHonors Points, free Wi-Fi, access to digital check-in and Digital Key, and no hidden fees only, when they book directly through Hilton.

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