Hilton Worldwide on Monday announced the signing of a management agreement with the Hospitality Division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group to open Hilton Dubai World Central (DWC).
The hotel giant said the property would be an upscale 535 guest-room hotel in the heart of DWC - the 145 square km master planned urban development centred around Dubai's Al Maktoum International Airport.
Anticipated to open in early 2019, Hilton Dubai World Central will be well placed for guests who want to stay close to the main passenger entrance to the airport.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide, said: "Across the Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide expects to open an average of one hotel per month over the course of the next few years and plans to more than double our portfolio here in Dubai."
"We are very pleased to have signed our first agreement with Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is known for setting the highest standards in hospitality and our partnership will ensure that we establish a world-class hotel at DWC," said Dave Cockburn, group general manager, Hospitality Division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Hospitality Holding Group.
The hotel will feature seven floors, with a large multifunctional ballroom, eight meeting rooms and six board rooms.
A village of F&B options, as well as a separate all-day dining restaurant, a spa and wellness centre, fitness centre and two swimming pools will also be included.
Mohammed Al Awadhi, vice president - Real Estate, Dubai World Central, said: "We anticipate considerable demand for hotel accommodation not only from passenger flows at the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020, but also from business travelers associated with the wider DWC community. We are, therefore, looking at a diverse offering that would serve the varied and changing needs of every kind of traveller."
Hilton Hotels & Resorts has more than 550 hotels in its portfolio in 82 countries and territories, with 70 hotels operating across the Middle East and Africa and more than 90 hotels currently under development.
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