Hampton by Hilton Moves into Middle East with Dubai Opening

Date: September 2018

Location: Damascas Street, 15 minutes drive north east of Dubai International Airport, UAE, next to the DAFZA (Freezone) business district,

Name: Hampton by Hilton Dubai Dubai Airport.

No. of Keys: 420

Owner: H.E. Hesham Al Qassim is CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, parent company of wasl hospitality and leisure, who currently has 14 operational hotels in the region, with a total number of 4,354 luxury hotel rooms and 1,314 serviced hotel-apartments and villas under the management of various operators.

Among them are Le Meridien Dubai, Le Meridien Fairways, Westin Mina Seyahi and Le Meridien Mina Seyahi (managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts), along with the Hyatt International Group’s Grand Hyatt Dubai, Hyatt Regency Dubai, Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency Creek Heights, Hyatt Place Dubai and Hyatt Place Baniyas. In addition, wasl operates a select portfolio of hotels under the Hilton International label, including the Hilton Garden Inn Muraqqabat and Hilton Garden Inn Al Mina).

wasl Hospitality is also the asset manager of the Dusit Thani Dubai hotel.

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the Chairman of wasl.

The opening reinforces the Hilton brand’s commitment to international growth, driven by concerted efforts in China and Latin America.

The opening bolsters Hampton’s international footprint of more than 2,380 hotels in 22 countries and territories.

With the largest pipeline in the brand’s history and in the Hilton enterprise with 620 planned hotels, Hampton is positioned for successful, rapid and steady growth in its target markets.

Hampton recently opened its first hotel in Kazakhstan, and soon will enter Argentina, Chile and France, with continued expansion in China, where it is the fastest growing international hospitality brand in the country.

“Hampton continues to bring quality accommodations, strong value, and outstanding service everywhere travellers need and want to be,” said Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head, Hampton by Hilton.

Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport also features a state-of-the-art rooftop gym with panoramic views of the Dubai skyline, a large infinity pool and a fully licensed bar.

“With Dubai’s vision of welcoming 20 million tourists annually to the emirate by 2020, diversifying its hospitality offering has become a major priority for the travel and tourism sector,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, area president, Middle East, Africa, and Turkey.

“Today’s travellers are increasingly looking for affordable hospitality without compromising on quality.”

THPT Comment: Great to see this growth plan for Hilton’s Hampton brand. This will be the largest Hampton globally. It is also the first Hilton hotel in the Arabian Peninsula to employ a female general manager – Nayla Chowdhury. Big progress for wasl Hospitality.

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