DUBAI, U.A.E. and MCLEAN, Va.—Hilton Worldwide has announced plans with Qatar investors Al-Rayyan Hospitality to develop a new Hilton Hotels & Resorts property at Salwa Beach in Qatar. The development, the largest of its kind in the Middle East and a first for Qatar, will claim 257 acres of prime land and coastline in the southwest corner of Qatar.
The 362-key Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, Qatar will form the centrepiece of the resort, which will also include a waterpark, a luxury marina and yacht club, a dive center, cinemas, retail shopping, and numerous restaurants.
The resort will incorporate 246 deluxe rooms in the main hotel building, including 35 suites, two of which will be presidential suites, and flanked on both sides by two small villages of family villas. Specially designed to capture views of the Arabian Gulf, one village of 32 one- and two-bedroom suites will reflect authentic Arabic architecture and the second village will comprise 84 larger, more spacious villas of up to five bedrooms.
Resort amenities will include a health club and spa, several outdoor pools, meeting and event function space, and 13 restaurants, bars, and lounges.
“We are extremely proud to introduce this landmark property, the biggest resort hotel of its kind in the region and an outstanding addition to our expanding portfolio,” said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East and Africa. “Today’s signing reflects Hilton Worldwide’s famous pioneering spirit as we set a new benchmark in resort accommodation in Qatar and create a new destination for the Middle East.”