Hilton Hotels signs management deal in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

AL JUBAIL, SAUDI ARABIA Hilton Worldwide has signed a management agreement with Dar Al Bayan Real Estate Development Co. for a Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The 430-key Hilton Al Jubail is scheduled to open in early 2014.

The development, located on the Al Jubail corniche, is one of the few waterfront hotels being built in the city and is adjacent to an upcoming marina and is in close proximity to Industrial Zone 1, the city’s business hub. Construction is scheduled to start early next year.

The hotel will be designed as a city resort to meet the requirements of the business and leisure tourism markets. Demand is expected to be driven by the industrial sectors, with medium- to long-stay business and meetings and conferences, as well the domestic and expatriate weekend vacation market.

The property will feature two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining restaurant and a lobby lounge. Facilities will include four meetings rooms, two boardrooms, a 700-sq. m ballroom, business center, executive lounge, private beach, outdoor swimming pools and a health club.

“Al Jubail is of strategic importance to Hilton Worldwide’s development plans in Saudi Arabia; its growing significance to the economy and its coastal location makes it one of the most dynamic cities in the region, attracting both regional and international [travelers],” says Rudi Jagerbacher, area president of the Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide. “We are delighted to partner with Dar Al Bayan Real Estate Development Co. and look forward to expanding our brand footprint into the eastern province.”

Hilton Worldwide currently has six hotels operating and 13 hotels in the development pipeline in Saudi Arabia.