Hilton Worldwide Enters Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia
Tuesday March 4th, 2014 - 12:59PM BPG
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DUBAI, U.A.E.—Hilton Worldwide will add the city of Al Ahsa to its Saudi Arabia portfolio, following a signing agreement with Al Jazeera Group, owned by H.E. Sheikh Dr. Jassim bin Nasser bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani.
The 180-room Hilton Al Ahsa, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is expected to open in 2016 and will be located in the downtown area of Al Ahsa in an upcoming district surrounded by a growing number of residential, retail and commercial developments. The hotel will have direct access to the city's main thoroughfares and also enjoy close proximity to Al Ahsa Regional Airport.
The hotel will feature a wide variety of restaurants and lounges, as well as conference and event facilities including a large multi-function room, two boardrooms, four meeting rooms and a business center. Leisure amenities will include an outdoor pool as well as a separate male and female health club and spa.
Tags: Hilton Worldwide • Hilton Hotels and Resorts • Al Ahsa • Saudi Arabia • Al Jazeera Group • Hospitality • Brands • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
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