Middle East/Africa News

Hilton Hotels & Resorts Opens First Hotel in Qatar

Hilton Worldwide makes its Doha debut as expansion continues across the GCC

May 01, 2012  |  This information originated in U.K. English.
 

DUBAI, U.A.E. and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, today expanded its global portfolio to 80 countries with the opening of Hilton Doha, its first hotel in Qatar. 

The new visually stunning 309-room Hilton Doha is ideally located on the headland of the capital city's prestigious Corniche and boasts a number of leading features including a 750-capacity ballroom, a dedicated conference wing and the first eforea: spa at Hilton in the Middle East.  

The hotel also features seven state-of-the-art meeting rooms, six restaurants and bars, an outdoor swimming pool, a kids club, a private beach and a view of the Arabian Gulf from every bedroom. Hilton Doha will also open Qatar's very first Trader Vic's bar and restaurant.   

Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: "With so many new striking features, Hilton Doha is set to become an exceptional example of the high standards, quality and unrivalled experience guests expect from Hilton.  Our brand is recognised for entering new markets and successfully creating landmark products that appeal to both leisure and business travellers.  Hilton Doha continues this legacy and this is an exciting milestone for us." 

The hotel is a convenient 15-minute drive from the airport and near to the heart of Doha's upscale commercial, retail and diplomatic district, including the famous Souq Waqif and Museum of Islamic Art.    

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: "We have worked hard to create a world class hotel to best reflect Qatar's growing ambitions to be a major global player.  It's no secret that Doha is set to become an important sporting and cultural Middle East hub and we're looking forward to bringing the Hilton brand's trademark hospitality and service to such an exciting and motivated city community."

Travelers can book a room and learn more about Hilton Doha by visiting www.doha.hilton.com. Images and further details for media are available at www.hiltonglobalmediacenter.com/doha.

Contact:
Elaine Reed
Hilton Worldwide
Middle East & Africa
+971 (0)4 434 5461
elaine.reed@hilton.com

John Forrest Ales
Hilton Hotels & Resorts
+1 703 883 5212
johnforrest.ales@hilton.com

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