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Hilton Worldwide to Strengthen Presence in Qatar

Hilton Worldwide to Strengthen Presence in Qatar

DUBAI, U.A.E and McLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide has announced expansion plans in Qatar with the signing of a management agreement with First Qatar Real Estate Development Company to open Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar.

The new 445-room hotel will be located in Qatar’s capital Doha at the upscale and exclusive man-made island, Pearl-Qatar. Pearl-Qatar is regarded as one of the most prestigious areas of the city and Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar will be ideally positioned at the entrance directly on the main pearl Expressway and surrounded by upscale and stylish cafes, shops and restaurants. The hotel is expected to open early 2017.

“We’re tremendously excited to introduce our first property to the fashionable and popular Doha district of Pearl-Qatar island and welcome the opportunity to become part of its thriving community,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels and Resorts. “We are confident this outstanding new landmark property will quickly become a favorite destination for residents and visitors.”

The 41-story Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar is the second residences style property planned by Hilton Worldwide for the capital and will comprise a wide mix of quality serviced apartments from small studio units to expansive three-bedroom apartments, penthouses, and townhouses. Designed to attract the leisure and business traveler, the hotel will feature a comprehensive range of amenities including three boardrooms, a business center, a large health club, and outdoor swimming pool. Dining options will include a lobby lounge, all-day dining outlet, a specialty restaurant, and a pool bar.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East and Africa said: “I am delighted to see the determined pace of progress we are making in such an important Middle East market. The addition of Hilton Doha The Pearl Residences, Qatar to our countrywide portfolio, including Hilton Doha which opened two years ago and quickly became a favorite regional destination, supports our strategy of bringing a range of world class brands to key destinations and this latest signing will perfectly complement our existing development pipeline for the city.”

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