Hilton has signed a management agreement for its first DoubleTree property in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.
The hotel is owned by AlAhli REIT Fund, a listed investment fund managed by SNB Capital.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jeddah Al Andalus Mall will open next year, following an extensive renovation programme.
As part of that renovation, significant upgrades will be undertaken to its guestrooms, restaurants and recreation facilities.
The hotel feature 164 guestrooms and serviced apartments, two food F&B outlets, a gym and an outdoor pool, and seven meetings and events spaces too.
Located on the King Abdallah Road, it is linked to Al Andalus Mall, and adjacent to the upcoming Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital.
The hotel is a short drive from several educational, medical and entertainment facilities in the city, including Jeddah’s downtown, and a 20-minute drive from the King Abdulaziz International airport too.
Hilton currently operates 16 hotels in Saudi Arabia and has another 51 under development.
It plans to expand its operations to more than 75 properties in the coming years, including the introduction of new brands such as LXR Hotels and Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton and Hampton by Hilton.
“Saudi Arabia represents a significant opportunity for Hilton to grow its portfolio, and with the announcement of this DoubleTree by Hilton property in an exceptional location, we look forward to further expanding our full service footprint across the country,” said Carlos Khneisser, vice president of Development for the Middle East and Africa at Hilton. “Our partnership with SNB Capital reaffirms Hilton’s desire to work with great partners and our strong commitment to the private sector.”
Other big hotel conglomerates are also singing deals to expand in Jeddah. Last year, IHG Hotels and Resorts signed a management agreement with Saudi Investment Group and Marketing Co to open its second Hotel Indigo in Jeddah. Scheduled to open in Q1 2028, Hotel Indigo Jeddah will comprise of 267 hotel rooms and 173 serviced apartments.