Hilton Worldwide divulged its plans for expansion in Iraqi Kurdistan, Northern Iraq, with the signing of a management agreement with the Mihtab Group to develop the first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Erbil, Iraq.
The 300-room Hilton Erbil Hotel & Spa, expected to open in 2016, will be the second Hilton Worldwide property in Erbil following the 2011 announcement to develop a DoubleTree Suites by Hilton in the city.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: “Establishing a strong presence in Kurdistan supports our ambitious strategy to open a further 40 hotels in the Middle East & Africa within the next four years.”
Hilton Erbil Hotel & Spa’s 300 rooms includes 30 suites and a further 10 chalets featuring a health club, an outdoor and indoor pool and an upscale retail arcade. In additional, guests will have the eforea: spa, dining options with two speciality restaurants, an all-day dining area, a destination bar, lobby lounge and pool bar.