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Hilton announces new Dubai World Central hotel

The US-based hotel chain, Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a management agreement with the Hospitality Division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Holding Group to open Hilton Dubai World Central (DWC).

Set to open in 2019, the Hilton Dubai World Central would be upscale 535-room.

President of Middle East and Africa for Hilton Worldwide, Rudi Jagersbacher said: “Across the Middle East and Africa, Hilton Worldwide expects to open an average of one hotel per month over the course of the next few years and plans to more than double our portfolio here in Dubai.”

Located at the heart of Dubai World Central, the hotel will be well placed for guests who want to stay close to Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport.

Dave Cockburn, group general manager, Hospitality Division of the Mohammad Omar Bin Haider Hospitality Holding Group said:  “We are very pleased to have signed our first agreement with Hilton Worldwide. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is known for setting the highest standards in hospitality and our partnership will ensure that we establish a world-class hotel at DWC”.

Planned to have seven floors, the hotel will feature a large multifunctional ballroom, eight meeting rooms and six board rooms. As well as a separate all-day dining restaurant, a spa, wellness centre, fitness centre and two swimming pools will also be included.

Dubai World Central, Real Estate vice president Mohammed Al Awadhi  said: “We anticipate considerable demand for hotel accommodation not only from passenger flows at the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020, but also from business travellers associated with the wider DWC community. We are, therefore, looking at a diverse offering that would serve the varied and changing needs of every kind of traveller.”

The US based hotel giant Hilton Hotels & Resorts has over 550 hotels in 82 countries and territories, with 70 hotels across the Middle East and Africa and more than 90 hotels currently under development.