The US hotel Hilton will triple its Middle East portfolio in the coming years. They will increase from 41 hotels to 122 in the years ahead whereas, 81 hotels are expected to open by 2023.
According to the Vice President of Hilton Middle East, North Africa & Turkey, Carlos Khneisser, “The Middle East is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the changing demographics of global travel through its geographic location and continued investment in creating aspirational destinations.”
“One in five hotels currently under construction in the region carries a Hilton brand, which is testament to the relationships we have built with owners and investors in the region.”
The Senior Vice President Development Hilton, EMEA, Patrick Fitzgibbon said, “These significant growth plans continue to create opportunities for our people and our new hotels are expected to create thousands of jobs in the Middle East.”
Among the UAE openings this year are the local introduction of the Hampton by Hilton brand at Dubai Airport, the Hilton Dubai Palm and Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island, featuring a combined 1,200 keys.
Also, the company expects to grow from 10 to 40 properties in Saudi Arabia within the next five years.