Hilton set to quadruple its presence in Saudi Arabia

Hilton set to quadruple its presence in Saudi Arabia

Hilton has reaffirmed its commitment to growth in Saudi Arabia. The group plans to quadruple its presence and open more than 60 new hotels across the kingdom in the coming years. Indeed, Hilton has introduced more of its brands in new tourism destinations and large-scale developments.


Hilton’s collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Tourism

While in Saudi Arabia, Hilton’s president and CEO Chris Nassetta visited the Ministry of Tourism to further discuss Hilton’s growth plans across the kingdom.

H.E. Al Khateeb, KSA’s Minister of Tourism, talked about the significance of this expansion. He said: “In line with our Vision 2030 objectives, we are aiming to increase hotel rooms to 550,000 by 2030. Thus, showcasing the vast opportunities for private sector investment in our tourism recovery efforts. Furthermore, our collaborative efforts with leading international brands, including Hilton, highlight our commitment to developing a world-class tourism sector. Moreover, by focusing on enriching our hospitality offerings, we are catering to the growing number of visitors. Notably, our goal is to welcome 150 million tourists by 2030 and increase tourism’s contribution to our GDP by 10 percent.”

Nassetta added: “It’s great to be back in Saudi Arabia and experience the incredible progress made in developing the country’s tourism infrastructure. Hilton has operated in the Kingdom for almost 30 years and forged strong relationships. We now have two-thirds of our pipeline under construction, and we are working to quadruple our portfolio across the kingdom. Furthermore, I am thrilled that Hilton is playing a role in contributing to this inspiring future.”

Hilton is collaborating with owners and partners to create premier destinations for business and leisure travelers, expanding its presence across the kingdom. This involves signing a trilateral agreement with Dan Company to introduce three properties in Al Ahsa.

Furthermore, Hilton is launching hotels in various locations, such as the first Hampton by Hilton and Curio Collection by Hilton branded properties and the second Hilton hotel in Riyadh.

New openings

The Hotel Galleria Jeddah, Curio Collection by Hilton

The lifestyle property boasts 363 chic rooms, bespoke amenities, and top-notch dining. It is located on lively Prince Mohamed bin Abdul-Aziz Street, Jeddah. With spa facilities and diverse retail offerings, the hotel will elevate the guest experience with a focus on leisure.

Hampton by Hilton Sharma 

The 201-room property aims to deliver a seamless stay experience, providing guests with thoughtfully designed rooms, reliable service and enhanced comfort. It is located within 20 minutes of NEOM Bay Airport.

Hilton Riyadh Olaya

With towering views over the capital, Hilton Riyadh Olaya will provide guests with 239 contemporary guest rooms and suites, including sophisticated residential suites equipped with fully functional kitchens and appliances. Expected to open in March 2024, the hotel will feature diverse dining options and a range of amenities.

Hilton’s additional development activity

In 2022, Hilton partnered with the Tourism Development Fund to contribute its expertise in developing family-friendly leisure destinations across Saudi Arabia. Furthermore, these destinations will feature brands including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, and Motto by Hilton.

Additionally, Hilton signed Waldorf Astoria Diriyah Gate. Other projects under development include Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley, Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah and Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point in Abha.

Hilton’s pipeline is now the largest in its history, with nearly 3,300 hotels in development.


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Rita Ghantous

Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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