DUBAI, UAE & MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a management agreement with prominent local investors Faisal Al-Ansari Contracting, to introduce a Hilton Garden Inn hotel to the largest industrial city in the Middle East - Al Jubail in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ("KSA").  The hotel is expected to open in 2016.

Located in the industrial heartland of KSA's Eastern Province on the Arabia Sea, the new-build 125-room Hilton Garden Inn Al Jubail will enjoy a prime site on the developing Al Jubail Corniche.  With excellent accessibility to the city's commercial business district and industrial zones, the hotel is also easily accessible from the nearest major international airport, King Fahd International Airport. 

Adrian Kurre, global head, Hilton Garden Inn said: "The highly acclaimed Hilton Garden Inn hotel brand prides itself on providing the growing value-conscious traveller market with a range of superior amenities at an affordable price. With an increasing number of new Hilton Garden Inn hotels planned in key cities across the Kingdom, the brand is gathering valuable momentum as Saudi Arabia proves particularly responsive to our dedicated quality service as well as our Hilton Garden Inn Promise of providing an excellent hotel experience for every guest, every time."  

In recent years, the Hilton Garden Inn brand has enjoyed repeated award winning success in recognition of the brand's superior customer service and facilities at a level often found in full service hotels. Hilton Garden Inn Al Jubail will feature a range of these quality facilities including a fitness centre, an outdoor pool and the welcome in-room relaxation of the brand's quality attributes including an ergonomic chair.  Business travellers will also appreciate the choice of three boardrooms, a multi-purpose meeting room, a business centre and the customary complimentary WiFi.  Dining options will include a garden lounge and an all-day dining area. 

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa said: "Today's announcement is particularly timely with all economic indicators suggesting Al Jubail is enjoying an exciting phase of growth. This expansion provides the perfect foundation for the hospitality sector to prosper. Affordable hotels, such as Hilton Garden Inn, will help strengthen the city's reputation as a progressive and dynamic destination."

Al Jubail has been a forerunner in establishing 'industrial centres' which has re-energised the city with new types of manufacturing companies and service sectors.  As an indicator of the city's successful divergence, Al Jubail is already making a 11.5% contribution to KSA's non-oil GDP.

Faisal Al-Ansari, owner of Faisal Al-Ansari Contracting said: "As Al Jubail continues to attract international investment and visitors, Hilton Worldwide was the natural choice of partner to bring the quality experience and first class hospitality standards guests expect of a growing business hub."

Learn more about Hilton Garden Inn at www.hgi.com and news.hgi.com.

Contacts:
Dawn Ray
Hilton Worldwide - Global
+1 901 374 5954
dawn.ray@hilton.com

Elaine Reed
Corporate Communications Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
+971 0 56 682 1740
elaine.reed@hilton.com

About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests with upscale yet affordable accommodations and modern amenities for a successful and comfortable stay. The satisfaction promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves daily cooked-to-order breakfast and offers full service restaurants and bars. Team Members at more than 770 hotels around the world are committed to guaranteeing today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience from the first hello when they arrive. Hilton Garden Inn is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 14 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or news.hgi.com or connect on social media at Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,300 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.