Hilton makes debut in Sharjah after conversion

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of its 11th branded hotel in the UAE and its first in Sharjah.

Hilton Sharjah, a 259-room property, is a conversion of the former Corniche Al Buhaira Hotel and overlooks Sharjah's biggest lagoon.

Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: "We're delighted to open our first Sharjah hotel in such a prime location and at a time when increasing numbers of business and leisure travellers are staying in the Emirate of Sharjah."

Hilton Sharjah will offer guests three swimming pools, a health club, two restaurants, a lobby lounge and a café.

The hotel will also offer seven meeting rooms, a business centre and a ballroom with a capacity of 500.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: "Sharjah offers a unique business and leisure opportunity that complements traditional, authentic Emirati culture with the vibrancy of a dynamic industrial and commercial centre.

"The emirate is also home to a number of major global events including the annual F1 Powerboat Racing, Sharjah International Book Fair and international test cricket matches, all helping to strengthen Sharjah's growing tourism position in the region."

On behalf of property owners Bin Otaiba Investment Group, Khalaf Bin Ahmed Al Otaiba added: "We've been eagerly anticipating the hotel's conversion into the Hilton brand and we're delighted the property will now bear the name of such a recognised global leader."

Earlier this month, Hilton Worldwide said it has the largest number of hotels in active development across the Middle East and Africa as it looks for strong growth in the region.

The hotel operator said it has a total of 12,349 rooms in 35 properties in active construction.

Hilton Worldwide added that it will be "aggressively expanding" its presence in the region in the next two to three years.

Related:
Companies
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Insider: What hotel general managers really think

Insider: What hotel general managers really think

The major challenge facing bosses is competition from the endless...

Review: Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

Review: Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah

Set against the backdrop of the UAE’s northernmost emirate, the...

Review: Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

Review: Le Royal Monceau – Raffles Paris

The hotel is one of just six in France to be awarded the prestigious...

Most Popular
Most Discussed