Woman to lead Hampton by Hilton's first Middle East hotel
Managed by Nayla Chowdhury, Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport is the largest property in the hotelier's global portfolio
US hotel brand Hampton by Hilton has debuted in the Middle East by opening Hampton by Hilton by Dubai International Airport, the largest property in the US hotel group’s global portfolio.
A presence at the world’s busiest airport by international passenger traffic adds to Hampton by Hilton’s international footprint of more than 2,380 hotels in 22 countries and territories.
Located near Dubai International Airport and the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), the 420-room hotel features a rooftop gym with views of the Dubai skyline, a large infinity pool, and a bar.
Speaking on the opening, Shruti Gandhi Buckley, global head of Hampton by Hilton, said: “Hampton has a long legacy of delivering an incomparable guest experience, which will led by the general manager Nayla Chowdhury at Hampton by Hilton Dubai Airport, whose appointment signifies Hilton’s growing international female leadership representation.”
According to a statement, Hampton by Hilton, trademarked by global hotel giant Hilton Worldwide, now has the largest pipeline in its history and in the Hilton enterprise with 620 planned hotels.
It recently opened its first hotel in Kazakhstan, and soon will enter Argentina, Chile and France, with continued expansion in China.
Rudi Jagersbacher, area president for the company's Middle East, Africa, and Turkey operation, said: “Today’s travelers are increasingly looking for affordable hospitality without compromising on quality. They want a hotel in a well-connected location, with clean and modern rooms, free Wi-Fi, and friendly, reliable, quality service.”
The Hilton Group already has an established presence in the Middle East. A month ago saw the global hotel operator ink a franchise agreement with Al Habtoor Group to operate all hotels located at Dubai hotel development Al Habtoor City.