Hilton announces property in Iraq

Hilton Worldwide announced expansion plans in Iraqi Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, with the signing of a management agreement with the Mihtab Group to develop the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the city of Erbil, Iraq.

The 300-room Hilton Erbil Hotel & Spa, which is expected to open in 2016, will be the second Hilton Worldwide property in Erbil following the 2011 announcement to develop a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in the city.

Hilton Erbil Hotel & Spa will be set in extensive, landscaped grounds in an upscale residential and commercial district just North of Erbil. The property’s 300 rooms include 30 suites and a further 10 chalets featuring a health club, an outdoor and indoor pool, and an upscale retail arcade. An additional compliment will be an eforea: spa at Hilton location.

Dining options include two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining area, a destination bar, lobby lounge and pool bar. The property will also boast a selection of business and event facilities with five meeting rooms, two boardrooms and one of the largest multi-purpose ballrooms in the city, with capacity for up to 1,000 people.

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