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Hilton set to bring its Hilton Canopy brand to Abha city KSA

Hilton announced it has signed two hotels under its flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts and lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brands in Abha city’s iconic The Point development. Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point will feature a combined total of 250 guest rooms, suites, and residences, paired with state-of-the-art facilities for guests to enjoy. The shared amenities are complete with an indoor pool, fitness centre, spa, multiple dining outlets, and a children´s pool and kids club. The hotels will also be well-positioned to cater for large-scale leisure and business events, with 600 square metres of outdoor event space, a 500-square-metre ballroom, and 250 additional square metres of meeting space. The properties have been signed with Red Sea Aseer Fund, a fund made up of unitholders from Red Sea Markets and the Tourism Development Fund, and a project developed by SEDCO Development and managed by Saudi Fransi Capital. The announcement follows the signing of Hilton´s Memorandum of Understanding with the Saudi Tourism Development Fund to develop iconic leisure tourism destinations in Saudi Arabia. Work on Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point has already received a number of prestigious accolades, particularly for the interior design of the properties, winning “Highly Commended” in the Saudi Commercial Interior Design Awards, Interior Design of The Year: Concept category; “Best Future Concept” in the Commercial Interior Design Awards: Hospitality category; as well as “Highly Commended” in Global RLI Awards, RLI Future Project.  

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Hilton to increase its presence in Saudi Arabia with 10 new brands

Hilton has announced plans to open over 50 new hotels across 10 of its brands, making the country the company’s largest pipeline market in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Commenting on Hilton’s growth in Saudi Arabia, Carlos Khneisser, Vice President, Development, Middle East & Africa, said: “Saudi Arabia’s rapid evolution continues to provide exciting growth opportunities for Hilton, and we’re working closely with our owners to introduce more award-winning hospitality brands in existing and new locations throughout the country. These latest signings are strong examples of our diversified growth in up-and-coming, large-scale developments such as Laysen Valley in Riyadh and our commitment to unlock tourism potential in the secondary cities.” Hilton has accelerated its growth strategy in Saudi Arabia in recent years, announcing multiple signings as the company works towards its plans to increase its portfolio to more than 75 trading properties across the country. The latest of these signings include Conrad Hotels & Resorts entry into the heart of the Saudi capital with Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley, which is set to open in 2025. Hilton’s growth continues in secondary cities, with the recent signings in Abha, Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point, both due to open in 2026. With plans to more than quadruple its presence in Saudi Arabia over the next few years, Hilton is working closely with leading owners and developers to enhance business and leisure travel destinations throughout the country.

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Hilton debuts in Tunisia with Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort

Hilton announced its debut in Tunisia with the opening of the highly anticipated Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort – a unique property set close to historical cultural landmarks, offering panoramic Mediterranean views, world-class dining, and a destination-worthy wellness centre. Located six miles from Monastir downtown and eight miles from Sousse, Skanes is a highly sought-after resort destination on Tunisia’s coastline, renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture, and natural beauty. Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort is close to the Monastir-Habib Bourguiba International Airport, making it easily accessible to major attractions such as the Ribat of Monastir, Mausoleum of Bourguiba, Medina of Sousse, and other cultural attractions, visited and enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Golfers can enjoy their favourite sport on the Monastir Flamingo Golf Course located within the immediate vicinity of the resort. Jan van der Putten, vice president, operations, Africa and Indian Ocean, Hilton said: “We’re excited to be opening Hilton Skanes Monastir Beach Resort, bringing Hilton’s world-class hospitality to Tunisia once again. This new resort offers guests a blend of Tunisian heritage, modern sophistication, culinary excellence, and Hilton hospitality – creating the perfect beachside stay. By growing our portfolio of wonderful resort hotels across the African continent, we are providing new holiday choices for travellers in outstanding destinations like Tunisia, as well as creating career opportunities for residents in the travel and tourism industry.” The resort’s interiors offer a unique interpretation of Tunisian culture, creating an exclusive sense of place, where designs tell a story and spaces have meaning. Guests are welcomed into the lobby with warm marine colours – white and turquoise – transporting them into a world of calm. Meanwhile, the 346-rooms and suites are …

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Hilton and Saudi Tourism Authority collaborate to attract visitors to the Kingdom

Hilton announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Tourism Authority (STA) towards exploring cooperation opportunities between the two entities and developing creative content, with the aim of attracting visitors from key markets across the Middle East and Africa to the Kingdom. Signing this MoU comes as part of the STA’s ongoing commitment and efforts to forge strong partnerships with key players in Saudi Arabia’s tourism ecosystem, working closely with these partners to promote destinations in the Kingdom and provide inspiring tourism experiences. This most recent partnership also highlights Hilton’s presence and growth in Saudi Arabia, where it currently operates 16 hotels – with another 51 in the pipeline and plans to grow its portfolio to more 75 hotels in the coming years. “We are very excited to sign this agreement, which comes in alignment with Hilton’s longstanding relationship with the Saudi Tourism Authority over the years and is a reiteration of our commitment towards the tourism sector in the Kingdom,” Ajami said. “Through this partnership, we aim to attract travellers from the Middle East and Africa who are looking to explore the Kingdom’s diverse tourism offerings while staying with a global hospitality brand they know and trust.” “This Memorandum of Understanding with global hospitality leader, Hilton, aligns with our strategy to partner with key international brands and corporations that are working in alignment with our vision, attracting new segments of regional tourists and helping us achieve our 2030 objectives,” said Abdulkarim Al-Darwish, CEO of the Middle East and African Markets, STA. Hilton’s portfolio in the Kingdom includes iconic properties such as the Waldorf Astoria Jeddah – Qasr al Sharq, Conrad Makkah, Jeddah Hilton and Hilton …

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DoubleTree by Hilton to open in historically famous Sanliurfa (Türkiye) this year

It was announced that DoubleTree by Hilton Sanliurfa (Türkiye) is slated to open this year. With a history spanning over 12,000 years, the city of Sanliurfa in Türkiye is a must-visit destination. DoubleTree by Hilton Sanliurfa is the perfect base for exploring the rich history – located just a short drive from the centre with its many historical buildings, parks, and museums. Elsewhere, the Neolothic archaeological heritage site and ruins of Göbekli Tepe are only a short car journey away from the hotel. After a day of exploration, guests can indulge in a relaxing treatment, including a traditional Turkish bath in the property’s dedicated spa or they may prefer to opt for a refreshing dip in the indoor pool. The 190-room hotel is certified eco-friendly and offers DoubleTree by Hilton’s award-winning friendly and reliable hospitality.

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The Bo Vue Hotel Bodrum, Curio Collection by Hilton to open in Türkiye by April

Hilton is on its way to introduce Bo Vue Hotel in Bodrum, its part of the Curio Collection by Hilton and one of the first to open by April this year. Situated along the Aegean Coast, The Bo Vue Hotel Bodrum, Curio Collection by Hilton is home to 1.2 kilometres of private white sandy beach and 102 stylish, modern rooms, complete with glittering sea views. Guests can enjoy a range of world-class dining options, including delicious Mediterranean and Aegean cuisine at Bo Giorno, Turkish feasts at Delmanzo or sumptuous seafood at Bacalao. Those looking to unwind won’t be short of options – indulge in a relaxing treatment at the ‘Spa Soul’ or take a refreshing dip in either the indoor or outdoor pool. For travellers looking for a little more adventure – the hotel is ideally located for local exploration – just a short drive away from the popular town of Yalikavak and a 40-minute drive to Bodrum Castle and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Welcoming guests from April 2023.

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255 roomed Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi (Egypt) slated to open by Spring

Among the many new hotels to be opened by Hilton this year the first would be Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi which   is a newly built hotel offering 255 spacious rooms and suites with a modern design. Located on the Nile Corniche in the upscale district of Maadi, guests staying at the hotel’s stylish suites will enjoy panoramic views of the Nile, complemented by a view of the pyramids on a clear day. The hotel will house Hilton’s renowned Eforea spa, a fitness center with a Nile view, an outdoor pool, and a variety of dining options including in-door restaurants and a Nile view rooftop bar. Perfect for both leisure and business, the hotel will also feature an executive lounge as well as state-of-the-art meeting and event spaces.

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Hilton announces strategic partnership with Saudi Tourism Development Fund and Signs Multiple New Hotel Agreements across the Kingdom

As part of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit in Riyadh, Hilton has announced a strategic partnership with the Saudi Tourism Development Fund (TDF) – as well as agreements with several public and private developers for new hotels in destinations across Saudi Arabia. In the coming years, Hilton expects to grow its portfolio to more than 75 hotels in the Kingdom across multiple award-winning brands. H.E. Ahmed Al Khateeb, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Tourism, said: “Saudi Vision 2030 has set the bar high for the Kingdom’s travel and tourism industry and we are committed to making Saudi Arabia one of the world’s top tourist destinations in the years to come. We are leaving no stone unturned to work on innovative projects with globally leading industry partners and look forward to achieving milestones through our collaboration with Hilton.” Chris Nassetta, President and CEO, Hilton, said, “It was incredible to be back in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the WTTC Global Summit and to meet with important partners. Hilton has operated in the Kingdom for more than 25 years, providing world-renowned hospitality and helping to shape an exciting future for tourism with new hotels in exciting destinations. The strength of Hilton’s partnerships in Saudi Arabia is testament to the government’s strategic vision and the incredible progress being made to develop the country’s tourism infrastructure, paving the way for a new golden age of travel.” During WTTC, Hilton and TDF signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop family-friendly leisure destinations across several Saudi locations in alignment with the National Tourism Strategy. These destinations will have one or more of Hilton’s brands, including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by …

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Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa begins welcoming guests

Hilton celebrates the opening of Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa, a beautiful beachfront resort with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Located in Taghazout Bay, 14 kilometres from the centre of Agadir, the resort offers the perfect escape for guests wanting to enjoy a stay in paradise filled with sun, sea, and sand. Named after the legendary Amazigh village of Taghazout, the resort is a fusion of contemporary style and Moroccan inspired design, with each of the 170-guest rooms featuring private balconies and ocean views. Families can book and confirm reservations with  Confirmed Connecting Rooms by Hilton and the resort’s prime location provides access to local tourist attractions, including CrocoParc, the Argan Tree Museum – as well as the Paradise Valley Tazegzout Golf Course. Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa is part of Morocco’s new sustainable Taghazout Bay Resort complex. The spectacular resort contributes to the Moroccan government’s ambitions to establish the country as one of the top 20 tourist destinations in the world, through the ‘Plan Azur Initiative’ and the Taghazout Resort Development & Promotion Strategy. The new Hilton property implements various initiatives to improve its environmental footprint including water efficiency and energy saving, tracked via Hilton’s LightStay technology. Hilton has a strong heritage of hospitality in Morocco and has operated across the African continent for more than six decades,” said Jochem-Jan Sleiffer, President, Middle East, Africa and Türkiye, Hilton. “We are excited to open Hilton Taghazout Bay Beach Resort & Spa as we enter new destinations across Morocco – providing world-class hospitality and incredible guest experiences whilst supporting local communities with our Travel with Purpose programme.” Accompanying the resort’s unique architecture is a broad range …

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Hilton Garden Inn opens its doors in the Heart of Bahrain Bay

Hilton Garden Inn Bahrain Bay has officially opened its doors to guests in time for the upcoming Eid Al Adha holidays. The 192-room hotel, located in Manama, is the first to open under Hilton’s portfolio of brands in the Kingdom of Bahrain.  Nestled in the heart of Bahrain Bay and directly connected to the newest retail and leisure destination in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Avenues Mall, the Hilton Garden Inn also offers unrivalled proximity to the Kingdom’s bustling business district and prime shopping areas. Located a mere 15-minute drive to the newly opened Bahrain International Airport, the hotel is ideally located nearby key cultural destinations and iconic tourism landmarks in the likes of the Bahrain National Theatre, Bahrain National Museum, and the heritage-steeped Manama Souq, to name a few. The hotel boasts 192 spacious rooms (including 35 suites), all with breath-taking bay and sea-facing views and complete with curated furnishings that meet the daily lifestyle needs of guests, such as a clutter-free desk, a sleek 55-inch LED screen, and complimentary access to Wi-Fi. Catering to a wide variety of experiences be it for a short weekend stay or for longer periods, 70% of the guest rooms offer confirmed connecting room . Each space is artfully accentuated with earthbound tones and sea inspired design notes and neutral colour palettes, creating a sanctuary of style and calmness.  Additional features include flexible meeting spaces with state-of-the-art facilities, and a fully equipped fitness center alongside an infinity pool and jacuzzi. In addition to a room service menu, the hotel offers unique food experiences through its restaurant Together& Co serving guests breakfast, lunch and dinner with glittering waterfront views of Bahrain Bay. “As Hilton Garden …

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