Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with prominent local business, Saud Abdulaziz Alalloush Real Estate, to introduce its first hotel to the city of Unaizah in the central Saudi Arabia province of Al Qassim.
The 125-key DoubleTree by Hilton Unaizah, Al Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“KSA”) will be ideally located south of Al Qassim’s second largest city on a highly visible site and offer excellent accessibility to the city’s main districts and to the nearby Prince Nayef Bin Abdulaziz Regional Airport. Already under construction, DoubleTree by Hilton Unaizah, Al Qassim, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is expected to open mid-2016.
John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said: “Once again, DoubleTree by Hilton takes an important step into new territory with a premium property aimed at meeting the growing demand for quality accommodation in the growing city of Unaizah. The region is famous for its festivals, carnivals and warm hospitality and will be the perfect location for our latest DoubleTree hotel, a brand dedicated to creating a rewarding experience for every guest.”
With a focus on quality, comfort and style, Double Tree by Hilton Unaizah, Al Qassim, Saudi Arabia will feature a variety of attractive accommodation including 112 deluxe rooms and suites in the main hotel building and surrounded by a selection of two and three-bedroom villas. Amenities will include a 400-capacity multi-purpose function room, an all-day dining facility and lobby lounge together with a range of recreation facilities from an on-site club house with three swimming pools and fitness centre to a dedicated children’s area. Guests can also escape and explore the extensive landscaped gardens designed as an additional urban oasis premium feature of the hotel.
At DoubleTree by Hilton, the ‘little things mean everything’ campaign celebrates the small, meaningful guest touches from the customary welcome cookie, to the stylish guest rooms each appointed with the Sweet Dreams by DoubleTree Sleep Experience and a range of premium bath and vanity products.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: “Saudi Arabia continues to be a powerhouse of activity for Hilton Worldwide and today’s signing will add another remarkable city to our growing national portfolio. Unaizah is experiencing impressive growth, particularly in the leisure sector, which is fuelling greater demand for quality hospitality and pleased we are expanding our presence in a city which offers so much potential.”
The city of Unaizah offers visitors historic charm coupled with multiple celebrations of its extraordinary contribution to the country’s agriculture industry. The city is a main producer and provider of a variety of food products including dates, a traditional symbol of the Middle East and Unaizah’s most famous export. As the biggest date producer in KSA, the city created its own ceremony known as the ‘Kingdom of Dates’ and this festivity, alongside others, is now officially recognised in a calendar of events produced by the government’s Saudi Commission for Tourism & Antiquities.
Saud Al-Alloush from owners Saud Abdulaziz Alalloush Real Estate said: “I am delighted to bring one of the world’s most recognised hotel operators to Al Qassim province for the first time. The city of Unaizah will benefit from the introduction of DoubleTree’s key success factors of exceptional service and distinctive style standards as well as the brand’s global reach in helping to promote Al Qassim and Unaizah to a worldwide audience.”
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