Hilton Worldwide Signs Agreement to Open Hilton Garden Inn Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va. - Growing momentum behind Hilton Garden Inn growth in Saudi Arabia was seen today with the signing of a management agreement with Hamad & Ahmed Mohammed Al-Mozaini Real Estate Company to open Hilton Garden Inn Yanbu - which joins six properties for the mid-scale brand already under development in the Kingdom.
"Saudi Arabia has our largest pipeline anywhere in the Middle East with 23 hotels under development across the brand portfolio." said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide. "As Hilton Worldwide expands in this vast and rapidly evolving country - we are delighted to have secured a prime site for Hilton Garden Inn in Yanbu."
Expected to open in early 2017, the new-build hotel is to be developed in the Red Sea port city, known for its history as a hub for trade, industry and commerce. The mid-market property will feature 239 guest rooms, located in a mixed use development of leisure, residential and retail units - beautifully positioned in the harbour village part of Yanbu's waterfront.
Hilton Garden Inn Yanbu will provide much needed internationally branded accomodation in the region and will feature meeting space totalling 1,100 square metres, as well as leisure facilities including fitness centers, an outdoor swimming pool and retail outlets. Guests and local residents will also be able to enjoy an all-day dining restaurant and a garden lounge.
Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn, said: "Hilton Garden Inn's global reach of more than 600 hotels stretches to all corners of the world and we are delighted to be expanding our presence in Saudi Arabia where we already operate Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya. The mid-market proposition of Hilton Garden Inn provides travelers with an upscale, yet affordable experience - which we believe will set the standard in Yanbu."
Hilton Garden Inn offers guests signature beddings, as well as 24-hour business center, complimentary WIFI and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry which provides a range of snacks, sweet treats and beverages. Hilton Garden Inn Yanbu will be conveniently located for both the city's port, as well as Yanbu Prince Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport which is approximately 24 kilometers from the hotel.
Eng. Hamad Al-Mozaini, CEO, Hamad & Ahmed Mohammed Al-Mozaini Real Estate Company, said: "We are delighted to be signing an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to bring Hilton Garden Inn to Yanbu. We look forward to opening the hotel and welcoming guests to the city."
Eng. Khalid Al-Shehri, President of Project Management Team Company Ltd., said: "With the brief to manage the development of the project, we have hired world class consultants to work on all aspects of the design and construction - reflecting the high international standards of Hilton Garden Inn."
Across the GCC, Hilton Worldwide is expanding its mid-market Hilton Garden Inn brand and in early 2014 the company announced the debut of Hilton Garden Inn in Dubai, with the signing of two agreements to open Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina and Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat.
In Saudi Arabia, upcoming Hilton Worldwide openings include Hilton Garden Inn Tabuk, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Riyadh - Al Muroj Business Gate, and Hilton Riyadh Granada Business Park.
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