Hilton Garden Inn Welcomes Visitors to its First UAE Hotels
Two of Three Brand New Properties Now Open in Iconic Locations Across Dubai
Dubai, UAE - Hilton Garden Inn, Hilton Worldwide's (NYSE: HLT) award-winning brand of hotels, today announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, the second of three mid-scale properties to open in the city.
This opening follows the recent launch of Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat which opened its doors on 22 October and comes ahead of the Q4 opening of Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates, which will begin welcoming guests later this year. The three new hotels represent additions to the brand's growing portfolio of more than 650 hotels worldwide.
Rudi Jagersbacher, President, Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, " As Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) predicts a growth rate of 7-9 percent in visitor numbers to the city annually, we see huge scope to grow our portfolio of hotels and we are particularly excited to introduce our award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand to this market. The UAE presents an unrivalled opportunity to develop Hilton Garden Inn as demand for mid-market options continues to rise within a world-leading hospitality sector that is firmly upholding the Emirate's position as a highly desirable destination for travellers."
"During the last 12 months, we have focused on driving forward our mid-market offering in response to the evolving demands of travellers within the Middle East." said Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn. "The official arrival of these hotels is a moment of great pride for our brand globally, as we look forward to welcoming busy travellers looking to sleep deep, stay fit, eat well and work smart during their stays in the UAE."
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina
The 181-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, owned by wasl Hospitality, is located between the well-known districts of Bur Dubai and Jumeirah. Particularly beneficial for business travellers, the hotel is conveniently accessible from Port Rashid - Dubai's largest and expanding port and dry docks - as well as from the city's convention and financial centres. Leisure visitors can enjoy the hotel's close proximity to world-famous attractions, such as Jumeirah Beach, Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest tower.
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat
Located in the busy heart of Deira, Dubai's original and historic district, the 183-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat is surrounded by bustling streets, filled with traditional souks, mosques, museums and shops. Also owned by wasl Hospitality, the hotel provides convenient access to the diplomatic district of the city and Dubai International Airport, one of the fastest growing airports in the world.
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates
The new 370-guestroom Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates, owned by Majid Al Futtaim Properties L.L.C., is due to open in late Q4 this year and is centrally located adjacent to the Middle East's iconic premier shopping, leisure and entertainment destination, "The Mall of the Emirates". The hotel, set to be Hilton Garden Inn's second largest in the world when it opens its doors, provides excellent access to Dubai's major attractions and destinations including the beaches on the Arabian Gulf, the business districts of Media and Internet Cities and Jebel Ali Industrial Parks, and offers an easy commute to Dubai's two international airports.
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina, Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat and Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates will all feature a range of well appointed guest amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre health club, outdoor pool, business centre, flexible meeting spaces and complimentary Wi-Fi. The in-room relaxation of a Garden Sleep System bed with cozy duvets and crisp linens, as well as an ergonomic desk chair, are also included - proving to guests why Life's Better at the GardenTM.
All guests visiting any of the three new properties will be able to choose from The Garden Grille & Bar ®, which offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service, The Garden Café - serving snacks and drinks - as well as The Pavilion Pantry®, which is open 24 hours and features a complete selection of salty snacks, sweet treats, cold beverages, and frozen, microwaveable packaged items.
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About wasl Asset Management Group
wasl Asset Management Group, one of the largest real estate management companies in Dubai, was established by the Dubai Real Estate Corporation (DREC) in 2008 to oversee the management of its assets and grow its real estate portfolio. Through its three subsidiaries; wasl properties, wasl hospitality and Dubai golf; wasl operates in various real estate, lifestyle, leisure, hospitality, and business sectors. wasl's main objective is to strengthen Dubai's position as the premier hub to live and work in and at the same time be the ultimate destination for tourists. For further information please visit: www.wasl.ae
About wasl hospitality
wasl hospitality manages a portfolio of several hotels and over 2,200 rooms. The Dubai-based portfolio includes three hotels under the Hyatt Hotels Corporation - the award-winning Grand Hyatt Dubai, Hyatt Regency Dubai and Park Hyatt Dubai; and four under Starwood Hotels and Resorts including Le Méridien Dubai, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Le Méridien Fairway in addition to Zabeel Saray and the Westin Dubai Beach Resort & Marina. wasl also owns the Grand Cineplex movie theatre complex located adjacent to the Grand Hyatt in Dubai and acts as the Owner's representative to oversee the management of Dusit Thani Dubai hotel.
About Majid Al Futtaim
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man's vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure, and to create great moments for everyone, every day. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates' most respected and successful businesses spanning 12 international markets, employing over 26,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 17 shopping malls, 11 hotels and three mixed-use communities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. This includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also 4 community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. It holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 19 markets across MENA and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of over 50 hypermarkets and over 50 supermarkets in 12 countries.
Majid Al Futtaim operates 92 VOX Cinemas screens and 17 Magic Planets across the region in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai among others. Majid Al Futtaim is parent to the consumer finance company issuing 'Najm' credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture and Halston Heritage and a healthcare business. In addition, it also has a joint venture operation with Dalkia and has recently expanded into food & beverage in partnership with Gourmet Gulf.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 820 hotels in 42 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
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