Hilton and UAE-based developer Tilal Properties have planned to develop the DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Tilal Mall, Hilton's second DoubleTree hotel announced in Sharjah this year. The new property, which will be next to the Tilal Mall, is slated to open in 2021.
Following the development of the 200-guestroom DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Tilal Mall and the 254-guestroom DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Suites opening in 2020, Hilton will operate three hotels in the emirate. Hilton announced plans to open DoubleTree by Hilton Sharjah Waterfront Hotel & Suites in early April. It is being developed opposite the Al Majaz Waterfront as part of a $43-million management agreement with Al Marwan Group. The announcement follows the opening of the Hilton Sharjah, the company's first hotel in the emirate, on Corniche Road six years ago.
The 21.5 million square-foot Tilal Mall is set to be Sharjah's larget shopping mall. The new mall opening in 2020 is being developed as part of the $653-million Tilal City mixed-use community project. It will have a hypermarket, a fashion center, a family entertainment center, a cinema and the Tilal Boulevard restaurant area. An approximately 160-acre landscaped recreational park is next to the new mall. The mixed-use project is being developed on Emirates Road near Al Dhaid Interchange, Sharjah's International Airport and nearby emirates, including Dubai.
The hotel and entertainment areas are being developed just in time for the completion of Sharjah International Airport's expansion set for 2027. The airport will be able to handle 25 million passengers once the renovations are completed.