Middle East/Africa News

Hilton Powers GCC Hotel Expansion

Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta will be heading to the Arabian Hotel International Conference in Dubai this year, underlining the importance of the region to his company’s ambitious expansion plans.

Hilton To Open Hotel In Africa’s Tallest Development

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) has signed a management agreement with Jabavu Village Ltd to open a 255 guest-room and suite hotel in Kenya’s capital. The hotel is set to open in 2020 and joins 50 Hilton Hotels & Resorts properties trading or under development in 17 countries across Africa.

Hilton Expands Presence In Nigeria With Signing Of Hilton Lagos Airport

Hilton (NYSE:HLT) has announced the signing of a management agreement with Quality Inspection & Testing Services Limited to open a 350 guest-room and suite hotel at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Nigeria. The hotel, which was signed at AHIF 2016 in Rwanda is set to open in 2023 and joins Hilton’s growing African portfolio targeted at more than 80 properties trading or in the development pipeline, which will see Hilton more than double its presence across Africa in the next 3-5 years.

Hilton Builds for the Future at AHIF with Its First Modular Hotel in Africa

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) has marked this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) with the announcement of new properties and extensions in three African countries. It continues the company’s commitment to expansion across the continent as it seeks to double its footprint from its existing 39 hotels to more than 80 hotels in the next 3-5 years.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton to Open at Bahrain’s Dilmunia Island

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with United Tower Real Estate W.L.L. to open DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Bahrain Dilmunia Island, which will be located at the Dilmunia Island project, currently under development off the coast of Bahrain.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Embraces Sustainability with Launch of Organic Garden

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is proud to announce the launch of its own organic garden, which recently completed its first successful soil cycle. The garden is home to a wide variety of fresh vegetables and herbs.

Historic Muscat Set To Welcome Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with the Muscat National Development and Investment Company to open Hilton Garden Inn Muscat - Al Khuwair, the global hospitality company's first hotel in Muscat and second in the The Sultanate of Oman. Located on the country's northern coastline, Muscat is home to the seat of government, as well as a popular destination for business and leisure tourism.

العلامة المتوسطة السعر من هيلتون هي أولى فنادق الشركة في مسقط

أعلنت هيلتون العالمية اليوم عن توقيعها اتفاقية إدارية مع شركة مسقط الوطنية للتطوير والاستثمار من أجل افتتاح فندق هيلتون جاردن إن مسقط في الخوير، الذي يعد أولى فنادق الشركة العالمية في مسقط والثاني لها في السلطنة. وإلى جانب كونها العاصمة السياسية، تعتبر مسقط مقصدا رئيسيا لسياحة الأعمال والترفيه في المنطقة.

Dubai’s Al Barsha Latest Location for Hampton by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with His Excellency Abdullah Al Neyadi to open Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Barsha, the third location for the mid-market brand to be confirmed in Dubai.

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem Compete in Global Culinary Competition Taste of Waldorf Astoria

Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem is pleased to announce participation in the second year of Taste of Waldorf Astoria, a global culinary program from Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts and the James Beard Foundation (JBF), the United States’ foremost culinary arts organization. This year, Itzik Barak, Executive Chef of the Waldorf Astoria Jerusalem, will compete in this prestigious contest with five other international chefs to create a new iconic dish.

Hilton Durban Appoints Cleanthis Govender As Executive Chef

Hilton Durban announced the appointment of Cleanthis Govender as executive chef. He will be overseeing all of the hotel's food and beverage operations including Rainbow Terrace restaurant, Coral Lounge, Queeni's Shebeen, banquet kitchens and in-room dining kitchen.

Hilton Worldwide Announces Agreement For Hilton Awassa Resort & Spa, Ethiopia

As the hospitality industry converges on Addis Ababa for the African Hotel Investment Forum 2015 (AHIF), Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Sunshine Business PLC for the upscale Hilton Awassa Resort & Spa, Ethiopia which is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2020.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa Appoints Josu Sedano Executive Chef

Josu Sedano was appointed executive chef of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa in July 2015. In addition to overseeing all Food & Beverage sectors at the resort, including seven restaurants and 24 hour in-villa dining, Chef Josu’s responsibilities also include the challenging task of managing more than 70 chefs and team members at the resort, as well as supervising training, development and menu creation.

Hilton Worldwide Agrees First Hotel To Open In Botswana

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE:HLT) today announced the signing of a management agreement with Fleming Asset Management Botswana, on behalf of Botswana Public Officers Pension Fund, to open the mid-market Hilton Garden Inn Gaborone.

Hilton Worldwide Agrees First Hilton Garden Inn for Kenya

Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Reliance Hotels Ltd to open Hilton Garden Inn Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.

Hilton Worldwide Expands Dubai Portfolio with Agreement With wasl to Develop Hampton by Hilton in Al Mina and Hilton Garden Inn in Bur Dubai

Hilton Worldwide - the world's fastest-growing hospitality company - and wasl hospitality and leisure, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, today announced agreements to open a further two mid-market hotels in Dubai, Hampton by Hilton Dubai Al Mina and Hilton Garden Inn Bur Dubai.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Set To Take Off at Dubai World Central

Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with the Hospitality Division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group to open Hilton Dubai World Central (DWC), an upscale 535 guest-room hotel in the heart of DWC – the 145 square kilometre master planned urban development centered on Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

Hilton Worldwide Announces First DoubleTree by Hilton for Tunisian Capital

Hilton Worldwide’s President and CEO Chris Nassetta today joined U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker and Tunisian President, Beji Caid Essebsi in Washington, to announce the signing of a franchise agreement with El Mouradi Hotels & Resorts Group. The agreement will see the El Mouradi Africa Hotel re-branded to become DoubleTree by Hilton Tunis – Africa.

Hilton Sets Sail In Georgia

Hilton Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in the Black Sea Port of Batumi, Georgia. Hilton Batumi started welcoming guests today following a management agreement with Tourinvest Ltd.

Hilton Worldwide Announces Middle East Debut of Hampton by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide - the world’s fastest growing hospitality company - and wasl hospitality and leisure, a subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, today announced the introduction of mid-market hotel brand Hampton by Hilton to the Middle East.

Hilton Durban Appoints Martin Chetty As Executive Chef

Hilton Durban announced the appointment of Martin Chetty as executive chef. Markus Fritz, general manager, Hilton Durban, said, “We are excited to see what Martin can bring to our culinary team. His versatility and passion for food will undoubtedly reflect positively on his peers and his extensive experience throughout Southern Africa will provide new twists and innovation to our food offering.”