By Staff writer
The Royal Ascot in Bur Dubai to undergo transformation, slated to reopen in 2015
Hilton Worldwide has been appointed by Khamas Hospitality to takeover the management of Dubai hotel The Royal Ascot and rebrand it under the DoubleTree by Hilton label.
Following a re-branding to DoubleTree by Hilton Bur Dubai in January 2013, the 174-room property will undergo a comprehensive two-year refurbishment and upgrading programme with an expected completion date of January 2015.
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa area president Rudi Jagersbacher said: “I’m delighted that today’s announcement brings us closer to our goal of establishing five of the company’s brands into the UAE local market within the next two years.
"Dubai’s continued status as a main regional economic hub for the Middle East gives us confidence to launch new brands in the city and provide more options for the growing number of visitors."
DoubleTree by Hilton Bur Dubai will be the third DoubleTree hotel in the UAE, following the launch of a property in RAK last year and the upcoming DoubleTree by Hilton Al Barsha Hotel & Residence, opening at the end of 2012.
Khamas Group of Investment Companies chairman Bader Mohamed Yousef Bukhamas said: “We are delighted to partner with Hilton Worldwide, our first and a natural choice for this project, and look forward to a long and successful relationship”
Khamas Hospitality managing director Pawan Kachroo added: “This is a compelling partnership with a company that matches our ambition to provide top quality facilities and the highest levels of service.”
Hilton Worldwide currently operates 56 properties in Middle East and Africa, totalling more than 16,500 rooms across 19 countries.
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