DUBAI, UAE & MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide is introducing its Hilton Garden Inn brand to Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province following a signing agreement with prominent local investor Ali Saad Bin Sultan & Brother Holding Group Co.

The agreement will bring the 150-room Hilton Garden Inn Al Khobar to a busy, central location in Al Khobar, home to Saudi Arabia's oil and petrochemical industry and a leading corporate and commercial destination in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The hotel, which is scheduled to open mid-2017, will be located conveniently close to the city's two largest shopping malls and will enjoy easy access to King Fahd International Airport and to the famous King Fahd Causeway, a 26km road bridge connecting Saudi Arabia with their international neighbours, Bahrain. 

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn said: "We are pleased to add another  impressive property to our hotel portfolio and proud to introduce the brand to the dynamic city of Al Khobar for the first time.  Hilton Garden Inn has consistently set the guest standard in the mid-range sector and Saudi Arabia is proving particularly appreciative of our award winning combination of best-in-class customer service together with affordable comfort and convenience."

The high levels of service and facilities found in Hilton Garden Inn hotels has led to multiple honours for the brand and this latest addition to the brand portfolio will feature those stylish attributes which have contributed to recent award-winning success.  Features such as the signature pressure-reducing Garden Sleep System bed, complimentary hi-speed internet access and the relaxation of an ergonomic Mirra chair by Herman Miller.  The hotel will also boast a range of inviting guest amenities including a health club, an outdoor pool, a business centre, large multi-function room and meeting rooms.  A lobby lounge and all day dining option will add to the welcoming service facilities at the hotel. 

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: "Al Khobar and the wider Dammam region in the Eastern Province is an exciting prospect for Hilton Worldwide.  The region is enjoying rapid commercial and industrial expansion and if that trend is to continue then the demand for quality hotels will be key to the continued progress and prosperity of the city." 

While Al Khobar is regarded as the industrial heartland of Saudi Arabia, the city is also growing as a leisure destination. Al Khobar's picturesque corniche, pedestrian-friendly walkways, recreational parks and numerous nearby beaches have not only created a city favoured as an expat residential area but has also attracted growing numbers of domestic leisure travellers wanting to enjoy the city's attractions.

Ali Saad bin Sultan Alqahtani from owners Ali Saad Bin Sultan & Brother Holding Group Co  commented: "We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide as they have an impressive  track record for launching hotel brands into new markets.  We are confident that Hilton Garden Inn Al Khobar will be representative of the quality and style for which the company is known."

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Contacts:
Elaine Reed
Corporate Communications Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
+971 0 56 682 1740
elaine.reed@hilton.com

Jennifer Hughes
Hilton Garden Inn
+1 901 374 6518
jennifer.hughes@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.