Hilton launches second DoubleTree by Hilton in Sharjah

DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Tilal Mall will have 200 keys, an outdoor pool and cafe, restaurant, lobby lounge, and fitness and business centres

Carlos Khneisser (left) and Sultan bin Ahmad al Qasimi (right).
Carlos Khneisser (left) and Sultan bin Ahmad al Qasimi (right).

UAE-based Tilal Properties and Hilton have unveiled a new hospitality property in Sharjah, called the DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Tilal Mall.

The hotel, which marks as DoubleTree by Hilton’s second property in the emirate, was revealed at a management agreement signing ceremony between Hilton and Tilal Properties during the first day of Cityscape Global Dubai 2017.

The high-level signing was attended by Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmad Al Qasimi, chairman of Tilal Properties, Khalifa Al Shaibani, director of Tilal Properties, Carlos Khneisser, Hilton vice-president for development in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, and staff members from Tilal Properties and Hilton.

Under the venture, a new DoubleTree by Hilton property will open in Tilal Mall in Sharjah in 2021, with the hotel offering 200 guest rooms to visitors in the UAE. The new hotel will adjoin Tilal Mall, set to become Sharjah’s largest shopping complex when it opens before the end of 2020.

DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Tilal Mall, which will include an outdoor pool and café, restaurant, lobby lounge, and fitness and business centres, will be Hilton’s second DoubleTree by Hilton property in the emirate, joining DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Suites, which is set to open in 2020.

The mall is part of the wider Tilal City project – a mixed-use community located on the Emirates Road, includes some 2,000 residential plots, offices, retail stores, open parks, educational institutions, and community facilities.

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Tilal Properties, said: “Since it was launched in 2014, Tilal City has received large-scale responses from investors and strategic business partners. The DoubleTree by Hilton Tilal Mall, as well as the unveiling of Tilal Mall during Cityscape Global Dubai 2016, all fall within our mission to address the growing demand in Sharjah’s upscale property and tourism sectors.”

Carlos Khneisser, Hilton vice-president for development in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey, said: “Initiatives such as Sharjah’s Tourism Vision 2021, which aims to attract more than 10 million tourists by 2021, are drawing ever more visitors to Sharjah.”

He continued: “The emirate’s reputation as a centre for Emirati culture and the city’s importance to the economy of the UAE, make Sharjah a prosperous market to welcome DoubleTree by Hilton.”

The AED1.5 billion Tilal Mall will host a range of luxurious retail selections, including exclusive high-end brands, a multi-screen cinema, family entertainment centres, a selection of culinary outlets, a 65ha recreational park, a hypermarket, a medical clinic, and a pharmacy.

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