Hilton expands its Saudi presence with proposed launch of Jeddah Palace
Hilton International has announced its development plans for Saudi Arabia for 2004, with specific reference to the Jeddah Palace and strong Saudization programs.
Hilton International currently employs just under 400 Saudi nationals, which represents a significant and growing proportion of the company's total work force in the Kingdom,” said Vice President of Operations for the Arabian Peninsula, Hilton International, Rudi Jagersbacher. “Hilton has also taken on 67 Saudi national trainees from a variety of educational centers and institutions during 2003.
Hilton International currently operates 32 hotels in the Middle East – 18 hotels in Egypt, eight hotels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), three in Saudi Arabia and one each in Bahrain, Oman and Kuwait.
Hilton Hotels Corporation and Hilton International, a subsidiary of Hilton Group, have a worldwide alliance to market Hilton. Collectively offering over 2,400 hotels in more than 65 countries worldwide, both companies are recognized as leaders in the hospitality industry. — (menareport.com)
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