Jeddah Hilton Celebrates Fifth Anniversary In Style
Jeddah Hilton, a hotel that has become one of the leading properties in Saudi Arabia, celebrates its fifth anniversary today. Standing as a symbol of renowned hospitality in the Kingdom, Jeddah Hilton has stood as a leading provider of bespoke service and luxurious comfort for the last five years.
Wolfgang Maier, General Manager, Jeddah Hilton, said: “We are pleased to affirm Jeddah Hilton as one of our success stories of the Kingdom, having served as the preferred hotel for travellers from the region and beyond. As we embark on our sixth year of operations, we can look back on the remarkable progress we have made, and look forward to offering our guests even better choices in the coming years”.
Jeddah Hilton is back to host the eighth Jeddah Economic Forum from February 24 to 27, 2007, which marks the fourth consecutive time for Hilton. Jeddah’s Hilton Hall will be the official venue of the region’s most highly anticipated and crucial economic event, and is gearing up to receive over 2,000 delegates from around the world, including distinguished global leaders as speakers.
Hilton Hall has welcomed some of the most prominent international and regional figures over the years. With the capacity to accommodate up to 2,000 guests, the hall was built to meet the needs of the most discerning guests. Whether for conferences, banquets or receptions, the Hilton Hall has been one of the hotel’s key elements of success.
Akram Sha’ar, Director of Business Development, Jeddah Hilton, stated that “having witnessed tremendous growth since its opening, Jeddah Hilton is part of an ongoing expansion project, which has seen the launch of Qasr Al Sharq, Hilton International’s first ever palace property.”
Conveniently located on North Corniche, with enviable direct views of the Red Sea, Jeddah Hilton stands as an architectural phenomenon in Jeddah, and the largest hotel in Saudi Arabia. Boasting 414 well appointed rooms, including 32 suites and 273 Executive rooms, the strikingly modern building was designed to cater to both business and leisure travellers.
Jeddah Hilton boasts six of the finest restaurants in the Kingdom: Amwaj Brassierie offers fine French and European cuisine in a sophisticated setting; Café Vienna is a lobby restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Al Safina offers a choice between a la Carte and International buffets, as well as Persian and seafood theme evenings; Manhattan Sports Diner offers Snacks favourites, including steaks and burgers; Al Khayam serves the fine Persian cuisine in Jeddah.
Architectural design has made Jeddah Hilton and Qasr Al Sharq landmarks synonymous with the beauty of the red Sea. The entire Jeddah Hilton and Qasr Al Sharq project was conceived as a turn-key project from initial design stage through to final construction, furnishing, and decoration by Haif Company in Riyadh.
Note to Editors:
Hilton Hotels Corporation is the leading global hospitality company, with more than 2,800 hotels and 495,000 rooms in more than 80 countries, including 150,000 team members worldwide.
The company owns, manages or franchises a hotel portfolio of some of the best known and highly regarded hotel brands including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton Inn®, Hampton Inn & Suites®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations™, Homewood Suites by Hilton® , Scandic and The Waldorf=Astoria Collection™.
The company currently operates 31 hotels in the Middle East – 17 hotels in Egypt, eight hotels in the UAE, four in Saudi Arabia and one each in Oman and Kuwait. Hilton's heritage in the Arabian Peninsula stretches back over 30 years, when it became the first international hotel brand to open a property in the UAE - the Hilton Al Ain in 1972.
The 46-suite Qasr al Sharq, or ‘Palace of the Orient’ became Hilton’s first palace property when it opened earlier this year. Later this year will also see the opening of the first phase of a Worldwide Resort in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. New Hilton properties are also under development in Doha marking the company’s first foray into Qatar, and the Arabian Peninsula’s first Conrad hot el in Dubai, in addition to a beach club, also in Dubai.
The Hilton Family of Hotels adheres to founder Conrad Hilton’s philosophy that, “It has been, and continues to be, our responsibility to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.” The company put a name to its unique brand of service that has made it the best known and most highly regarded hotel company: be hospitable®. The philosophy is shared by all ten brands in the Hilton Family of Hotels, and is the inspiration for its overarching message of kindness and generosity (www.behospitable.com)
The Hilton Reservations and Customer Care telephone numbers in the Middle East are as follows:
UAE - 8000 20000 11 Qatar - 800 97103
KSA - 800 82000 10 Egypt - 19009
Bahrain - 8000 4058 Jordan - 00 202 5805927
Kuwait - 371 1434 Lebanon - 00 202 5805928
Oman - 800 788788 Syria - 00 202 5805926