DoubleTree opens 1st hotel in Mideast
Aqaba, April 2, 2011
Hilton Worldwide has debuted its first hotel in the Middle East with the opening of the first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Jordan.
Overlooking the Red Sea, the newly built 173-room DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba is located in the central business district of Jordan’s coastal city.
“DoubleTree by Hilton offers hotels and resorts in some of the most sought-after business and leisure destinations around the world,” said Rob Palleschi, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton.
“The DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba is an excellent representation of the type of hotels and resorts we look forward to introducing in key cities and countries across the Middle East. We hope that travellers and residents alike will enjoy and appreciate this distinctively new and refreshing DoubleTree by Hilton experience in Aqaba as we grow quickly across the region,” he added.
Rudi Jagersbacher, area president - Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said: “The opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba is a strategic milestone for us in the Middle East and a sign of the progress we’re making in expanding our geographical and brand footprint in the region. This hotel is the first of four we have in our development pipeline in Jordan and we’re looking forward to becoming a positive and contributing member of the tourism industry here.”
The DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba features guest rooms and suites with 32-inch LCD TVs, generous work surfaces, luxurious baths and high-speed Internet access among others.
For on-site recreation and fitness, the hotel features a semi-covered, infinity-style swimming pool; two whirlpools; a sauna and steam room; and a fully-equipped fitness centre, with cardiovascular and weight training equipment.
More than 220 sq m of meeting and event space is available for business meetings, conferences or social receptions of up to 130 people at the DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba, a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service