Hilton Hotels continuing Gulf expansion

04/02/2009 - Dubai Property News
Hilton Hotels continuing Gulf expansion

People who are taking trips to the Middle East as part of a move to buy property in Dubai may find that a familiar hotel brand will become increasingly common.

Global hotel chain Hilton is continuing to eye the Gulf as a top development area and a key priority for the group.

To this end, the firm has appointed Eli Younes as vice-president of development and Carlos Khneisser as director of development for the Middle East.

Senior vice-president of development for the Middle East and Asia Pacific Andrew Clough said Hilton is thrilled to have the two men join the team and suggested that development in the region continuing as it should be.

"Our development activity is well on track and we are increasing our resources to ensure we are maximising and driving all opportunities," Mr Clough said.

Hilton claims the two appointments will help to drive expansion in the Gulf region and will help increase the presence of Hilton hotels across the region.

Currently, Hilton has more than 3,200 hotels in over 75 countries around the world.