Hilton Worldwide Bolsters Presence in Saudi Arabia

  Hilton Worldwide Bolsters Presence in Saudi Arabia

       Further Expansion In Eastern Province With New 158-room Property

Business Wire

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates & MCLEAN, Va. -- February 26, 2013

Hilton Worldwide today signed a management agreement with Hamad Abdulaziz
Almousa Trading Group to develop a new DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in KSA’s
(“Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”) commercial heartland of Al Khobar, in the
country’s Eastern Province.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently
under construction. P ...

The DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is currently
under construction. Photo courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton

The 158-room DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar Corniche is the third Hilton
Worldwide pipeline hotel planned for Al Khobar and the 17^th in Saudi Arabia,
making it Hilton Worldwide’s largest development market in MEA.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said:
“Saudi Arabia is a powerhouse of activity for Hilton Worldwide. We are opening
17 new hotels over the next three years and working to solidify our position
as the leading hospitality company in KSA. Al Khobar is a growing, vibrant
community and I am delighted we are expanding our presence in a city which
offers so much potential.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar will be located downtown on the city’s
picturesque Corniche and will feature a variety of inviting business and
leisure amenities including extensive meeting facilities of two boardrooms, a
conference hall and two meeting rooms. The hotel will also offer a health club
and swimming pool as well as two appealing restaurants and a lounge.
Construction is already underway and the hotel is expected to open at the end
of 2014.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton said: “DoubleTree by Hilton
is currently enjoying a period of exciting growth in the Middle East and
Africa as increasing numbers of hotel owners experience the benefits of the
brand’s upscale, distinctive characteristics. DoubleTree by Hilton Al Khobar
Corniche is set to become an excellent addition to this growing collection and
we’re looking forward to bringing the brand’s signature attributes of warm and
welcoming hospitality, high standards and quality accommodation to KSA’s
Eastern Province.”

Al Khobar is the largest city in the Eastern Province with a growing
reputation as a modern, energetic community. The Corniche area, in particular,
is lined with numerous restaurants, cafes, boutiques and retail outlets and is
proving a popular attraction with locals and domestic tourists as well as
visitors from neighboring GCC states.

Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Bin Abdullah Al Mousa from owners Hamad Abdulaziz Almousa
Trading Group said: “We place tremendous value and appreciation on the very
special business partnership we have with Hilton Worldwide and I am delighted
that our professional and productive relationship will bring another
outstanding new hotel to the local market.”

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging
sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites
and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and
leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.
The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional
guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more
than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries
and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton
Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden
Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and
Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward
program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information
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About DoubleTree by Hilton

With a fast-growing, global collection of more than 325 upscale hotels in
gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across five
continents, every little thing we do at DoubleTree by Hilton inspires us to
create a rewarding experience for our hotel guests, our team members and the
communities we proudly serve. Our hospitality begins with a warm chocolate
chip cookie welcome upon arrival and continues with the award-winning Hilton
HHonors guest loyalty program, an array of fine services and amenities and our
longstanding CARE Culture tradition that empowers more than 65,000 team
members to provide the special comforts and acts of kindness that make the
traveler feel human again.

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Elaine Reed
Corporate Communications
Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa
Tel: +971 (0)4 434 5461
Maggie Giddens
DoubleTree by Hilton
Global Brand Public Relations
+1 703 883 5346
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