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DoubleTree Suites by Hilton to Open at Bahrain’s Dilmunia Island

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bahrain Dilmunia Island will feature 237 serviced apartments and is expected to open in 2019

June 01, 2016  |  This information originated in U.K. English.

BAHRAIN and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with United Tower Real Estate W.L.L. to open DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bahrain Dilmunia Island, which will be located at the Dilmunia Island project, currently under development off the coast of Bahrain.

Carlos Khneisser, vice president of development, Middle East & North Africa, said, "With more than 70% of our Middle East pipeline currently under construction, Hilton's presence is growing rapidly across the region. The project at Dilmunia Island will be an outstanding addition to the Hilton portfolio in the Middle East, and further enhance Bahrain as a hugely popular destination for travellers to the region."

Featuring 237 serviced apartments, DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bahrain Dilmunia Island will offer a mix of studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Guests will be able to choose from three dining outlets including an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby café and a pool café. Leisure facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, health club and salon. For business guests, the hotel will offer four meeting rooms, a boardroom and a business center.

Wellbeing and vitality are a focus at Dilmunia Island, which includes residential and shopping areas, and a health district. The mixed-use development is one of several large scale projects being built in line with Bahrain's Economic Vision 2030, a plan which aims to diversify the country's economy.

Ahmed Mahmood Mohamed al Qaed, owner of United Tower Real Estate W.L.L., said, "We are pleased to have signed an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to open DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bahrain Dilmunia Island. We look forward to welcoming guests and showcasing the property as part of Dilmunia Island, which we expect to become a major destination for locals and visitors to Bahrain."

Dilmunia Island CEO, Mohammed Alsayed, said, "We are very pleased with the progress of the Dilmunia Island project which will integrate modernity, balanced life-style and well-being across the well-planned island development. With the arrival of DoubleTree, we will certainly enhance the visitor experience marking it out as one of the most prestigious projects in the region."

With historic attractions such as the thousands-years old burial mounds, Qalat Al Bahrain Fort, the Al Khamis Mosque and the Arad Fort, as well as modern attractions such as shopping malls and the Formula One Grand Prix, Bahrain is a popular tourist destination for travellers within the GCC. DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bahrain Dilmunia Island will enable easy connections to Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain's new international Airport, which is located approximately 10 kilometers from the hotel.

"We are delighted to have signed a second DoubleTree property in Bahrain," said Dianna Vaughan, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton and Curio - A Collection by Hilton. "At more than 460 DoubleTree properties globally, our unique style of hospitality begins with a warm chocolate chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with excellent service throughout the stay."

Hilton now features three properties across its Bahraini development pipeline, in its Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton portfolio. There are more than 67 properties currently under development in the Middle East, which will more than double the existing portfolio size over the next few years.

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Astrid Egerton-Vernon
Hilton Worldwide - Global
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Dan Corfield
Hilton Worldwide - MEA
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