Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement With

04 May 2014

Growing Hotel Operator To Bring Hilton Garden Inn To The City’s Popular Mall of the Emirates

DUBAI, UAE & McLEAN, Va – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with Majid Al Futtaim Properties, one of MENA’s leading diversified property companies with operations across shopping malls, hotels and mixed-use communities, to further expand the hospitality company’s award winning, mid-range Hilton Garden Inn brand in Dubai.   

The new 370-room Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates, Dubai will be developed adjacent to the Middle East’s iconic premier shopping, leisure and entertainment destination “The Mall of the Emirates”. The Hotel will be centrally located with excellent access to the city’s major attractions and destinations including the beaches on the Arabian Gulf, the business districts of Media and Internet Cities and Jebel Ali Industrial Parks and offering an easy commute to Dubai’s two international airports. 

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn said: “Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates, Dubai is an inspiring addition to our growing UAE hotel collection and will perfectly complement the brand pipeline of Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Mina and Hilton Garden Inn Dubai Al Muraqabat, which are both expected to open in the Emirate in 2015.  The brand is growing a strong portfolio of fine hotels in the Middle East with a reputation for combining award-winning quality hospitality and innovation with a truly rewarding guest experience at an affordable price point.”

George Kostas, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim Properties said: “This agreement establishes an important milestone for Majid Al Futtaim as it celebrates a new relationship with Hilton Worldwide.  It also marks the commencement of our tenth hotel here in Dubai.  We are very pleased with both outcomes.  Our Dubai hotels have witnessed strong performance and we are confident that Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates, Dubai will also prove a popular choice for both business and leisure travelers, benefitting from its presence next to one of the world’s best shopping destinations.”  

Hilton Garden Inn Mall of the Emirates, Dubai will feature the brand’s decorated attributes with a range of inviting guest amenities including a fitness centre, two food and beverage outlets, an outdoor pool, a business centre, ample flexible meeting space with four dedicated rooms and complimentary hi-speed internet access.  Each guest room offers comfortable beds with fresh, white, cozy duvets and crisp linens to help guests sleep deep as well as a comfortable desk chair as part of Hilton Garden Inn’s award winning brand style.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: “I am delighted the latest addition to our growing portfolio will open in Dubai, a high-energy, dynamic city which last year alone attracted over 11 million guests – an increase of just over one million on 2012 figures.*  Today’s signing is key as we enter a new high profile Dubai location and embed our expansion strategy to provide quality services and products to a market we have been proud to serve for over four decades.” 

Mall of the Emirates was the first shopping resort of its kind in Dubai and the broader Middle East. A partnership of premier shopping and retail experiences along with extensive and unique leisure and entertainment amenities, including the groundbreaking Ski Dubai.

Dubai’s on-going focus on travel and tourism is paying dividends as the Emirate continues to attract ever growing numbers of global visitors and is currently on track to achieve its vision of welcoming 20 million visitors to the city by 2020*. The city is a primary destination for travellers from Russia, the UK, Germany and across the Middle East, particularly Saudi Arabia which continues to dominate Dubai’s source market listings. As the city continues to evolve, it is appealing to a broader audience across a range of new markets while continuing to attract greater numbers from existing markets.  

Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and www.news.hgi.com

*Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce