Hilton continues its expansion across Saudi Arabia with the signing of Hilton Dammam Airport, its first airport hotel in the country. The 273-key property will be completed in partnership with Al Musbah Group and Damman Airports Company (DACO).
Hilton Dammam Airport will offer guests spacious and contemporary accommodations with direct skywalk access to the terminal building at King Fahd International Airport, one of the busiest airports in Saudi Arabia, which welcomes approximately 10 million passengers per year. The property is also ideally located for Dammam City Centre, as well as Dharan, Khobar and nearby Bahrain.
King Fahd International Airport serves as a hub for Saudia Airlines, Aramco Aviation and FlyNas, with flights to over 70 international destinations by over 50 airlines. It also operates a dedicated Saudi Aramco terminal and Oxford-authorized training centre, an aviation academy and a large-scale cargo village.
Mohammed Al Hassani, CEO of Dammam Airports Company (DACO), expressed his pride in this agreement, stating: “We are delighted to work with our partners Al Musbah Group and Hilton to develop this new Hilton hotel at the busy King Fahd International Airport in Dammam. We are confident the Al Musbah Group and Hilton partnership will be a great, long-term success.”
Hilton Dammam Airport will boast a combination of 273 guest rooms, junior suites, as well as larger one- and two-bedroom suites. Featuring an all-day dining restaurant, complete with an outdoor terrace, a café, an outdoor pool with adjacent café and fitness centers, the hotel will have a range of leisure facilities for guests to enjoy. Hilton Dammam Airport will also offer state-of-the-art meeting facilities for business travelers, including several meeting rooms and an executive lounge that caters for up to 90 people.
Commenting on Hilton’s growth in Saudi Arabia, Carlos Khneisser, Hilton’s VP development of ME & Africa, said: “Saudi Arabia’s rapid evolution continues to provide exciting growth opportunities for Hilton, and we’re working with our owners to introduce more award-winning hospitality brands in locations throughout the country. This signing is another example of Hilton’s commitment to supporting the tourism industry in Saudi Arabia and to enabling growth in key destinations as well as up-and-coming, large-scale developments and secondary cities. Hilton has pioneered the airport hotel concept and we are thrilled to announce that this will be Hilton’s first airport hotel in the country.”
Hilton currently operates 16 hotels in the kingdom, with plans to open over 50 new hotels across 10 of its brands, making Saudi Arabia the company’s largest pipeline market in the EMEA region. Projects include the introduction of new brands, such as LXR Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton. The company plans to grow its portfolio to more than 75 properties in the kingdom over the coming years.