Hilton opens first DoubleTree Hotel in Saudi Arabia

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Hilton has opened its first DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Saudi Arabia. The 153-room DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran is located at the commercial heartland of Al Khobar in Eastern Province, KSA. Dhahran is one of the older Saudi port cities on the coast of the Persian Gulf and is home to most of Saudi Arabia’s vast oil reserves. Situated in the heart of the business and commercial district close to Al Khobar Corniche, shopping malls and a new hi-tech petrol museum, the hotel has a wide array of leisure activities, including water sports available nearby at Half Moon Bay. DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran features a range of amenities designed for both the business and leisure guest, including a large ballroom, four flexible meeting rooms, a complimentary 24-hour business centre, a complimentary 24-hour fitness centre, and scheduled later this year, a fully renovated fitness centre, indoor swimming pool and spa area, including steam room and sauna. The hotel has 99 king, queen, or twin rooms and a selection of 54 one and two-bedroom suites. Guests can choose to dine in one of the hotel’s three restaurants: Al Waha, an all-day dining restaurant serving a selection of international cuisine, Rasoi, where an array of Indian specialties in a fine dining atmosphere is availanle, and the Al Maha Café, where guests can enjoy a coffee break accompanied by tempting pastry treats. DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran general manager Ahmet Antepli said, “It’s an honour and a privilege to raise the flag of the first DoubleTree by Hilton in Saudi Arabia in addition to being the first hotel opening in KSA in 2014 for Hilton Worldwide. We are confident that this opening answers to a much needed demand on the market for a full service hotel category in the city of Dhahran. Our service and culture are the differentiating factors to leverage the guests experience standard in the hospitality industry in Dhahran. Our goal is geared towards maximising repeat guests, given the traveller profile in the area and maintaining a high record of guests’ satisfaction. We look forward to welcoming our first guests to DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran.”