Hilton Worldwide, Al Faisal Holding to launch DoubleTree by Hilton in Qatar

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Hilton Worldwide and Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC) announced the joint signing of a management agreement for two new DoubleTree’s by Hilton properties in Doha.

Both developments, the 145-room DoubleTree by Hilton Doha – Al Sadd and the 240-room DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doha, are expected to open in 2014 and will join a further three Hilton Worldwide pipeline properties due to open in Qatar over the next three years.

DoubleTree by Hilton Doha – Al Sadd with 145 rooms will include 15 suites and facilities. While the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Doha will include a mix of one, two and three-bedroom accommodations within a luxury, 52-storey, high-rise complex in West Bay.

Qatar is experiencing a surge in visitor numbers, particularly business travellers, as the country embarks on a record number of construction and infrastructure developments. Headline plans include a new airport capable of handling 50 million passengers, a US$5 billion deepwater seaport with large cruise ship terminal, a causeway linking Qatar to Bahrain as well as a network of projects required to support the staging of the FIFA World Cup in 2022.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa, said: “With today’s announcement, our commitment in Doha, over the next three years, will see the opening of five new properties and the launch of three Hilton Worldwide brands including Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton and Hilton Garden Inn.”

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