DoubleTree by Hilton Opens First Hotel in the Middle East

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    Hilton Worldwide has announced the debut of its first hotel in Jordan with the opening of the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in the Middle East. Overlooking the Red Sea, the DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba is located in the central business district of Jordan’s southernmost and only coastal city, within walking distance of popular seashore attractions and all major shopping areas. The newly built, 173-room hotel has been designed to welcome guests with contemporary style, an array of upscale amenities and warm Arabian hospitality.Named by the Arab Tourism Ministers Council as the Arab Tourism Capital for 2011, Aqaba is particularly well known for its resort lifestyle amongst intra-regional travellers, as well as European holidaymakers, who often stay while also visiting cultural and eco-adventure destinations such as Wadi Rum, Petra and the Red Sea. Furthermore, as Jordan’s sole coastal city and seaport, the destination benefits from commercial activity and, in turn, business travel.

    The DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba, influenced by modern Italian design, boasts spacious guest rooms and suites with Red Sea views, 32-inch LCD TVs, generous work surfaces, luxurious baths, high-speed internet access, 24-hour in-room dining and the ultra-comfortable Sweet Dreams® by DoubleTree Sleep Experience. For on-site recreation and fitness, the hotel features a semi-covered, infinity-style swimming pool; two whirlpools; a sauna and steam room; and a fully-equipped fitness centre, with the latest in cardiovascular and weight training equipment.

    More than 220 m2 of exclusive meeting and event space is available for business meetings, conferences or social receptions of up to 130 people at the DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba. A variety of dining and refreshment outlets also are available at the hotel for guests to enjoy and socialise throughout the day and into the evening. The extensive DoubleTree Breakfast with a wide selection of hot and cold food items provides a delicious way to start the morning. Tree Café serves freshly brewed coffees and teas, homemade pastry and a wide selection of snacks and light lunch options. Infinity presents the perfect combination of outdoor lounging and lunch, with scenic views over the Gulf of Aqaba. King’s proudly features an excellent dinner selection of top-quality meats and international premium wines. For a hip music and dining experience, D-Lounge combines trendy décor, refreshing beverages and fusion cuisine.

    Daniel Fountain / 07.04.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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