Hilton Worldwide expands UAE portfolio

10/02/2011 - Dubai Property News Posted by Neil King
Hilton Worldwide expands UAE portfolio

Hilton Worldwide, the hotel and hospitality giant, has announced the signing of a management agreement with the Bin Otaiba Investment Group for a Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the UAE destination of Sharjah.

Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of this year, the 259-room conversion property is located 15 kilometres from Sharjah International Airport and about ten kilometres from Dubai International Airport, the company said in a statement.

The hotel, which will feature food and beverage outlets, conference rooms, a health club and two pools, marks Hilton's first venture in Sharjah.

"The emirate's proximity to Dubai means it is strategically close to one of the world's gateway cities and its growing industrial stature makes it an attractive business tourism destination," commented Rudi Jagersbacher, president of Middle East and Africa operations at Hilton Worldwide.

The Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries.
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