Hilton Worldwide has signed a deal with Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa Trading Group to open the Middle East's first Embassy by Hilton hotel in Saudi Arabia. The Embassy by Hilton Riyadh King Fahd Road is expected to open in 2019.
Plans for an additional new property in KSA, the DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran – Al Qusur, were also signed at the same time. The 189-room property will be located close to the Dammam industrial area and downtown Khobar.
Hilton plans to increase its presence in KSA from the ten hotels currently operating, with an additional 28 hotels in development, Hotelier Middle East is reporting. This will include the Conrad Makkah (opening in spring 2016), the first Hampton by Hilton in Saudi Arabia, which will open in Riyadh, and the 359 room Hilton Al Khobar Corniche (which replaces previous plans for the DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar), and will open in 2017.
The brand is now operating or developing 38 properties, with more than 85 percent of its pipeline under construction.
Source: Hotelier Middle East