In 2012, Hilton Hotels & Resorts entered Lebanon and Qatar with openings of Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace and Hilton Doha. In addition, Conrad Hotels & Resorts opened its first hotel in South Africa with the introduction of Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa.
“We are proud to close the year with a strong network of 60 operational hotels as well as a healthy and active pipeline that will give us significant growth in the next few years,” stated Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, MEA.
2013, in particular, will continue the brand expansion and diversification with the launch of two luxury brands in the UAE with Conrad Dubai and Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah as well as the introduction of the first Hilton Garden Inn into Qatar and a new market opening in the Dead Sea, Jordan for Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
“We aim to make 2013, a year for strengthening bonds with all our stakeholders while continuing to move ahead on our regional growth,” concluded Jagersbacher.