By Staff writer
Hotel giant signs agreement with wasl hospitality and leisure to bring mid-market brand to emirate
Hilton Worldwide and UAE-based wasl hospitality and leisure have announced the introduction of mid-market hotel brand Hampton by Hilton to the Middle East.
A management agreement has been signed to open Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Qusais, which becomes the largest Hampton under development anywhere in the world.
In addition, an agreement has been signed to open Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Garhoud, which joins Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina and Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat, both of which are expected to open this year.
"We are delighted to be continuing our partnership with Hilton Worldwide. This new commitment will provide two more mid-market hotels in Dubai and help to diversify the city's hospitality landscape," said Hesham Al Qassim, CEO, wasl Asset Management Group, parent company of wasl hospitality and leisure.
"The new agreement forms the latest in wasl's corporate expansion policy for introducing high quality mid-market hotels that will help meet the government's target of attracting 20 million visitors each year by 2020 and support its hosting of Expo 2020 through the provision of a range of cost-effective options for visitors," he added.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide, added: "Dubai continues to broaden its appeal as a global destination and we are delighted to announce our first Hampton by Hilton here."
This latest agreement will see the opening of Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Qusais and Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Garhoud in 2017, adding more than 550 guest rooms to the emirate's inventory of mid-market rooms.
Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Qusais will feature 420 rooms, a work-zone, fitness centre, and swimming pool - with food and beverage options including a bar, living zone and breakfast area.
Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Garhoud, will have 166 rooms as well as a 24-hour business centre, complimentary WIFI and the 24-hour Pavilion Pantry which provides a range of snacks, sweet treats and beverages
In the Middle East, Hilton Garden Inn will make its Dubai debut this year with the opening of hotels in Al Mina and Al Muraqabat, joining Hilton Garden Inn Riyadh Olaya which is already welcoming guests and Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Mall of the Emirates, which is expected to open in 2016.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.