Luxury hotel brand Doubletree by Hilton has made its first moves into the Middle East with the approval of a new 112-suite hotel complex in Ras Al Khaimah.
Investment in the project has been spearheaded by local businessman Mohammad Ahmad Ali Hassan Ruqait.
Jean-Paul Herzog, area president of Hilton Hotels for the Middle East and African markets, said that the Doubletree brand will build on Hilton's reputation in the emirate and elsewhere in the Middle East and will provide visitors with full-service, upscale accommodation.
"Our belief is that guests and investors should be able to choose between a multitude of brands each offering a different product for a different market segment and investment risk profile," he said.
Doubletree has contemporary hotels in nearly 200 cities and metropolitan areas throughout Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the US, with recent openings in Chicago, Costa Rica, Cambridge, England, Milan, Thailand and Beijing.