Hilton continues to assert itself in the Middle East, having signed five deals in the past two days as it continues its expansion through region.
Yesterday, Hilton signed two new Dubai DoubleTree hotels with Dubai-based Nakheel. Today, the hotel group agreed to open Bahrain's first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in early 2020 with developers KFCD and Mabanee for $66 million.
The Hilton Bahrain Bay Hotel & Residences joins a pipeline of 120 properties for Hilton in the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey. The company has one of the largest active pipelines in the GCC with over 16,000 rooms under construction.
The new hotel will be attached to The Avenues, Bahrain on the Bahrain Bay waterfront. Construction of the 210-guestroom property is already underway. Phase 1 of the mall development will have retail and restaurant brands, which will open in the last quarter of 2017. A second phase will add a further 322,000+ square feet of GLA.
Carlos Khneisser, VP of development, Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, Hilton, said in a statement, “We are continuing to sustain rapid growth across the GCC under a range of brands and all these hotels represent quality locations and valuable additions to our portfolio. Working in strong partnership with owners, such as KFCD and Mabanee, on a continued basis allows us to expand more quickly and more strategically. We look forward to working together on identifying further opportunities, as well as progressing the projects we are already developing together.”