By Andy Sambidge
Hotel giant signs agreement with wasl Hospitality to open two Hilton Garden Inn hotels in emirate by early 2015
wasl Hospitality and Hilton Worldwide on Tuesday announced plans to debut the mid-priced hotel brand, Hilton Garden Inn, to the UAE following a signing agreement.
The deal will bring Hilton Worldwide’s midscale brand to two locations in Dubai by early 2015, adding an extra 365 rooms in total.
Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn said: “We are excited to add two impressive properties to our expanding hotel portfolio and proud to introduce the brand to the UAE for the first time.
"I am confident our award winning combination of best-in-class customer service together with affordable comfort and convenience will prove successful in Dubai’s dynamic hospitality market.”
The two hotels will be the 182-room Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina and the 183-room Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat.
“We are delighted to have entered an agreement with Hilton Worldwide to operate two new mid-range hotels in the heart of established areas of Dubai”, said Hesham Al Qassim, CEO, wasl Asset Management Group, parent company of wasl Hospitality.
“This sector of the market will become increasingly important following Dubai’s naming as host city for Expo 2020. We anticipate greater demand for four-star accommodation across the city once the countdown to the global exhibition begins and hotels, such as those announced today, will play an increasingly important role in the city’s future hospitality infrastructure,” he added.