The annual hospitality event kicks off at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi- Hilton announced its plans to increase its presence in the Middle East by more than 125% in the coming years, coinciding with the launch of the Future of Hospitality Summit 2023.
While the brand’s hotels continue to open in the region and its ambitious expansion plans are implemented, The Plaza Doha Hotel joined the LXR Hotels & Resorts group early this year to support Hilton’s presence in the luxury hotel sector in Qatar. Hilton also celebrated the launch of the Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts brand on the African continent, by opening the Waldorf Astoria Cairo Hotel in Heliopolis this September.
The coming months will include the opening of a number of hotels and resorts under the company’s various brands, including:
Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay
Conrad Bahrain Financial Harbour
Hilton Riyadh Olaya
As for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is one of the most important growth markets for the group, agreements were signed in August to establish a number of new hotels, including a hotel under the umbrella of the Conrad Hotels and Resorts brand in the Wadi Al-Lisun area in Riyadh, two hotels in Abha, and one of the Canopy hotels by Hilton in the project. Porta Jeddah. Thus, Saudi Arabia has become the largest market for Hilton’s projects under implementation in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and the fourth on the global level.
Commenting on the matter, Carlos Khneisser, Vice President of Development for Hilton in the Middle East and Africa, said: “Our growth strategy within our various brands continues to achieve outstanding results, as it is scheduled to open approximately 100 new hotels – with a total of approximately 25,000 hotel rooms – in the Middle East region.” “In the near future. We are also proud that our projects are witnessing significant implementation activity, as 70 percent of our projects in the Middle East are currently under construction, and we look forward to seeing these hotels open their doors to receive guests in the coming years as we continue to conclude agreements to establish more hotels and resorts.”
It is worth noting that Hilton is participating with a large team of officials in the Future of Hospitality Summit 2023, where the participation of Kevin Jacobs, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Global Development, Carlos Khneisser, Vice President of Development in the Middle East and Africa, and Amir Lababidi, Executive Director of Development in the East, were confirmed to participate. Middle East and North Africa, Elisa Falzone, Vice President Architecture, Design and Construction Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa, and Emma Banks, Vice President Food and Beverage Strategy and Development Middle East, North Africa and Asia.
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