Radis­son to takeover Abu Dhabi and Al Ain ho­tels af­ter 45-year Hil­ton part­ner­ship

The han­dover will go into ef­fect Jan­uary 2019

Hotelier Middle East - - BULLETIN -

Hil­ton will no longer man­age the Hil­ton Abu Dhabi and Hil­ton Al Ain prop­er­ties, ef­fec­tive Jan­uary 1, 2019. Hil­ton has man­aged these prop­er­ties on be­half of the own­ing com­pany for 45 years. The ho­tels will be taken over by Radis­son Ho­tel Group in part­ner­ship with Abu Dhabi Na­tional Ho­tels (ADNH) and the han­dover will go into ef­fect Jan­uary 2019.

Both Radis­son Blu Ho­tel & Re­sort, Abu Dhabi Cor­niche and the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel & Re­sort, Al Ain are ex­pected to open in 2019 and will play a role the group’s growth plan within the Mid­dle East. The two prop­er­ties will un­dergo ex­ten­sive up­grades as “part of a full con­ver­sion plan”.

Hil­ton said in a state­ment to Hotelier Mid­dle East: “Hil­ton Abu Dhabi and Hil­ton Al Ain will cease to op­er­ate un­der the Hil­ton brand from Jan­uary 1, 2019 as the man­age­ment con­tract will come to an end and is not be­ing re­newed.”

“We be­lieve we have cre­ated won­der­ful mem­o­ries for our mil­lions of guests, as well as our loyal team mem­bers through­out those years. While we will no longer be man­ag­ing these ho­tels, we are glad to wel­come guests to our other ho­tels open in the UAE cur­rently,” the Hil­ton state­ment said.

Com­ment­ing on the sign­ings, Radis­son Ho­tel Group ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and chief de­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer Elie Younes said: “We’re de­lighted to grow our pres­ence in the UAE with two mar­quee ho­tel sign­ings in the cap­i­tal. We also wel­come this strate­gic re­la­tion­ship with Abu Dhabi Na­tional Ho­tels (ADNH). The UAE re­mains one of our key fo­cus mar­kets in the Mid­dle East, and these ho­tels give us the chance to ce­ment our po­si­tion in the coun­try with Radis­son Blu, which re­mains the largest up­per up­scale brand in Europe and a lead­ing brand in its seg­ment in MEA.”

Hil­ton Al Ain, soon to be the Radis­son Blu Ho­tel & Re­sort, Al Ain.

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