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Doubletree by Hilton Hotels Expand into Middle East

Hilton hotels have signed an agreement with Jordan Maritime Complex for Real Estate Investments Co, to manage the new Doubletree by Hilton 181-room property in Aqaba which will be the Hilton's first Doubletree branded hotel to be introduced in Jordan.

Doubletree by Hilton Hotels Expand into Middle East

Hilton Worldwide is expanding their portfolio of Hilton hotels in the Middle East with a new Doubletree by Hilton property in Aqaba, Hilton after signing a management agreement with Jordan Maritime Complex for Real Estate Investments Co.

The latest of the Hilton hotels collection will be situated in the heat of the business district of the popular coastal city of Aqaba on the south coast of Jordan. Located less than one kilometre from the city's marina and the beach, the new 181-room Doubletree by Hilton, Aqaba, will provide both business and leisure travellers with luxury accommodation during their holidays in Jordan.

Like many of the Hilton hotels, the property in Aqaba will feature stylish upscale accommodation and furnishing as well as five food and drink outlets, a coffee shop, a wine bar and nightclub, a restaurant by the pool, a health club, and a health club and spa with two treatment rooms, a sauna and steam room. Guest will be able to enjoy semi-outdoor swimming pools and a modern multi-purpose meeting room for functions and conferences.

Vice President of Operations for Egypt & Levant for Hilton Worldwide, Mahmoud Mokhtar said: "We are delighted to have signed this management agreement with Jordan Maritime Complex for Real Estate Investments Co. for our first Doubletree by Hilton in Jordan. It will also become our first Hilton Worldwide property to open in Jordan, an important market for us in our regional development strategy. We will soon be able to provide business and leisure travellers with group packages linking in all the country's tourist destinations."

Global Head for Doubletree Hotels, Rob Palleschi, said: "Doubletree by Hilton offers a wide variety of distinctively designed upscale hotels and resorts in some of the most sought-after business and leisure destinations around the world. It is exciting to see the brand introduced for the first time in Jordan, furthering our expansion across the Middle East."

The luxury hotel group currently has 44 Hilton hotels in 14 countries across the world and 23 new properties in the pipeline. These include three properties currently under development in Jordan and Doubletree hotel projects underway in Ras al Khaimah, Saudi Arabia, Dar es Salaam and Tanzania where tourists can enjoy luxury Zanzibar holidays.

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