In the ever-evolving world of hospitality, staying ahead of the game is paramount. Hilton, a global hospitality giant, understands this better than most. As Future Hospitality Summit 2023 takes center stage, Hilton announces its visionary strategy to expand its Middle East footprint by an astounding 125%. This move signals a seismic shift in the region’s hospitality landscape and reaffirms Hilton’s commitment to providing top-notch luxury experiences. Join us on this exciting journey as we delve into Hilton’s remarkable expansion plans, explore their latest luxury offerings, and unveil what the future holds for Middle Eastern travelers.
A Thriving Region
Middle East’s Hospitality Renaissance
The Middle East has emerged as a global hub for hospitality, attracting travelers from around the world with its blend of rich culture, modernity, and breathtaking landscapes. It’s no surprise that hospitality giants like Hilton are capitalizing on this burgeoning market.
Hilton’s Luxurious Portfolio
Setting the Bar for Luxury
Hilton’s dedication to luxury and excellence is evident in its ever-growing portfolio. With a diverse range of brands under its umbrella, Hilton offers travelers a plethora of choices, each catering to unique tastes and preferences.
The Plaza Doha: A Luxurious Addition
Qatari Luxury Redefined
Earlier this year, LXR Hotels & Resorts, part of the Hilton portfolio, introduced The Plaza Doha. This addition elevated Hilton’s luxury presence in Qatar, setting new standards for opulence in the region.
African Debut: Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis
Luxury Finds a New Home
September marked a significant milestone for Hilton as it celebrated the debut of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts on the African continent. The opening of Waldorf Astoria Cairo Heliopolis signifies Hilton’s commitment to bringing world-class luxury to diverse destinations.
The Promise of More
The future looks bright for Hilton in the Middle East, with a slew of openings scheduled in the coming months. Let’s take a closer look at some of the exciting additions on the horizon.
Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay
A Luxurious Oasis Awaits
The Waldorf Astoria brand continues to redefine luxury, and the upcoming Waldorf Astoria Doha West Bay is no exception. With its impeccable service and lavish accommodations, this hotel promises an unforgettable stay.
Conrad Bahrain Financial Harbour
Where Business Meets Luxury
Business travelers, take note. Conrad Bahrain Financial Harbour is set to offer a seamless blend of business amenities and Hilton’s signature luxury. It’s the perfect base for the modern corporate traveler.
Hilton Riyadh Olaya
Urban Elegance in Riyadh
Riyadh’s allure is set to be enhanced with the opening of Hilton Riyadh Olaya. This urban oasis promises a retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, all while keeping you close to its heart.
Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi
Embracing the Nile
Egypt’s charm is irresistible, and Hilton Cairo Nile Maadi offers guests a front-row seat to the Nile’s majestic beauty. It’s a fusion of history, culture, and modernity.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Dubai Business Bay
Dubai’s New Business Hub
Dubai’s dynamic business scene is getting a new player with Embassy Suites by Hilton Dubai Business Bay. Discover a world of convenience and luxury in this vibrant city.
Hampton by Hilton Kuwait Salmiya
Comfort and Convenience
Travelers seeking comfort and convenience will find a haven at Hampton by Hilton Kuwait Salmiya. With its prime location, it’s the ideal starting point for exploring Kuwait.
Saudi Arabia: A Key Player
Hilton’s Saudi Arabia Triumph
Saudi Arabia has emerged as a key development market for Hilton. The recent signing of multiple properties in August solidifies its status as a powerhouse in the region.
Conrad Hotels & Resorts in Riyadh’s Laysen Valley
Luxury Amidst Nature
Imagine indulging in luxury surrounded by nature’s beauty. Conrad Hotels & Resorts in Riyadh’s Laysen Valley promises just that—an escape like no other.
Abha’s Double Delight
Two Hotels, One Destination
Abha is set to become a sought-after destination with the opening of two Hilton hotels. It’s a testament to the region’s growing popularity among travelers.
Canopy by Hilton at the Porta Jeddah Development
Jeddah’s Modern Oasis
Jeddah’s Porta Jeddah Development is about to welcome a Canopy by Hilton property, promising a modern oasis that combines luxury and innovation.
Hilton’s Pipeline Powerhouse
Carlos Khneisser, Vice President, Development, Middle East and Africa, Hilton, shares insights into the brand’s exceptional growth. With close to 100 hotels and approximately 25,000 rooms on the horizon, Hilton’s multi-brand strategy is delivering remarkable results in the Middle East.
Active Pipeline Progress
Hilton proudly manages an active pipeline, with nearly 70% of its Middle East projects currently under construction. These projects are a testament to Hilton’s commitment to bringing their vision to life.
Hilton at Future Hospitality Summit 2023
Leaders Take the Stage
Future Hospitality Summit 2023 is set to witness Hilton’s major presence, with several key leaders participating in discussions and presentations. Let’s meet some of the personalities who will grace the event.
Kevin Jacobs: Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Development
Charting Hilton’s Financial Future
Kevin Jacobs, the Chief Financial Officer and President of Global Development at Hilton, will shed light on the brand’s financial strategy and global development plans.
Carlos Khneisser: Vice President, Development, Middle East and Africa
Mastermind Behind Middle East Expansion
Carlos Khneisser, the Vice President of Development for the Middle East and Africa, will reveal the intricacies of Hilton’s expansion in the region.
Amir Lababedi: Managing Director, Development, MENA
Development Dynamics in MENA
Amir Lababedi, the Managing Director of Development for the Middle East and North Africa, will discuss the development landscape in this diverse region.
Elyza Falzon: Vice President, Architecture, Design & Construction, Middle East & Sub-Saharan Africa
Elyza Falzon, the Vice President of Architecture, Design & Construction for the Middle East & Sub-Saharan Africa, will provide insights into Hilton’s design philosophy.
Emma Banks: Vice President, F&B Strategy & Development, EMEA
Culinary Excellence at Hilton
Emma Banks, the Vice President of Food & Beverage Strategy & Development for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, will delve into Hilton’s culinary experiences.
Tobias Schulz: Senior Director, F&B Business Development, EMEA
The Business of Flavor
Tobias Schulz, the Senior Director of Food & Beverage Business Development for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, will explore the business side of Hilton’s dining ventures.
Hilton’s expansion in the Middle East is not merely about increasing its presence; it’s about setting new standards of luxury and hospitality. With an array of stunning properties on the horizon and a dedicated team of experts leading the way, Hilton is poised to shape the future of travel in the Middle East. The brand’s commitment to excellence, innovation, and diverse experiences makes it a force to be reckoned with in the ever-evolving world of hospitality. As we embark on this journey with Hilton, we eagerly await the remarkable transformations and unforgettable experiences that lie ahead.