Hilton Worldwide signs first hotel in Al Khobar

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    Hilton Worldwide has revealed that it has signed management agreement with Jenan Real Estate Company to introduce the first Hilton branded property in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The 400-room Hilton Al Khobar Hotel & Residence, scheduled to open in Q4 2013.Hilton Worldwide is partnering with Jenan Real Estate Company, experts in real estate and community development in the Eastern Province, on the new-build 400-room hotel and residence.

    The new property will be part of an upscale mixed-use development with a range of facilities including a hotel, residential towers, a retail mall and an office building. Construction is scheduled to start in March 2011.

    The Hilton Al Khobar Hotel & Residence high rise complex is composed of 250 guest rooms and suites, together with 150 serviced apartments.

    The property will feature two speciality restaurants and one all-day dining outlet, in addition to an executive lounge and a pool outlet.

    Meetings facilities will include nine meeting rooms, a function room and a ballroom. The hotel and residence will also be equipped with a business centre, health club, spa and an outdoor pool.

    Al Khobar is located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the heart of the Kingdom’s petro-chemical industry and consequently, one of the largest markets for hotel and serviced apartment units.

    Its large resident expatriate population has transformed the city into a commercial hub. In addition to corporate business, Al Khobar’s waterfront location also attracts a large number of domestic tourists who consider the city’s family beaches an ideal vacation spot.

    Hilton Worldwide has an existing footprint of six properties in Saudi Arabia – Jeddah Hilton, Makkah Hilton & Towers, Madinah Hilton, Qasr Al Sharq Waldorf Astoria Collection and Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya.

    A further three properties are under development; Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residence (Q4 2013), Doubletree by Hilton, Al Khobar (Q4 2012) and Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Al Muroj (Q3 2011).

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    Daniel Fountain / 15.06.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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