Hilton Hotels & Resorts Adds To Its Growing Global Portfolio

Egypt’s Largest Hotel Brand Opens New Hotel In Alexandria


WEBWIRE – Monday, March 25, 2013

DUBAI, UAE and MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton Hotels & Resorts, the most recognised hospitality brand in the Middle East, today announced the opening of the 158-room Hilton Alexandria Corniche following a major refurbishment programme. The hotel represents the 19th upscale property in Egypt for Hilton Worldwide and its second in the city of Alexandria.

With a key focus on the brand’s signature service and style standards, the refurbishment and rebranding programme covered many of the hotel’s public areas including bedrooms, restaurants as well as the exterior and hotel grounds. Enhancements also incorporated state of the art in-room amenities combined with new stylish bedroom furnishings and guests at Hilton Alexandria Corniche will particularly welcome the introduction of complimentary wifi now offered throughout the hotel.

The renovation also included the hotel’s Royal Floor, which has been significantly upgraded and enhanced in classic baroque style.

Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts said: “For over five decades, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been the hotel brand of choice for visitors to Egypt and I am proud and delighted our legacy continues as we officially open the stunning Hilton Alexandria Corniche in the vibrant and exciting community of Egypt’s second city.”

Hilton Alexandria Corniche enjoys a prime location in an exclusive district of Alexandria, on the Corniche and overlooking the beachfront and beyond to the Mediterranean Sea. Offering the perfect blend of proactive, friendly service together with welcoming features, the hotel boasts an impressive list of amenities designed to promote business productivity as well as time for relaxation. All hotel restaurants and bars offer spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea including La Gourmandise French Pastry & Tea Lounge: Club 35, one of the city’s more popular nightclub bars serving Asian-fusion cuisine; Lebanese restaurant, Saha El-Layali; the hotel’s famous Cigar Bar, offering an extensive humidor and cocktail list and a poolside restaurant plus beach café. Recreational facilities include a private beach, infinity swimming pool and fitness centre.

Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa said: “Hilton Worldwide enjoys an enviable status as the foremost international hotel operator in Egypt and today’s opening further enhances our proud reputation. Hilton Alexandria Corniche perfectly complements our city based property, Hilton Alexandria Green Plaza, and is a welcome addition to our growing, quality portfolio for Middle East & Africa.”

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean, Alexandria boasts a rich and proud heritage dating back to 331 BC when Alexander the Great founded the city. Alexandria’s status as a beacon of culture and civilisation was symbolised at the time by Pharos, the legendary lighthouse which became one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Today, the city is a beacon to industry, commerce and tourism attracting a mix of business, leisure and cultural travellers.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts

One of the most recognized names in the industry, Hilton Hotels & Resorts stands as the stylish, forward thinking global leader in hospitality. From inaugural balls and Hollywood award galas to business events and days to remember, Hilton is where the world makes history, closes the deal, toasts special occasions and gets away from it all. The flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide continues to build upon its legacy of innovation by developing products and services to meet the needs of tomorrow’s savvy global travelers while more than 144,000 Team Members shape experiences in which every guest feels cared for, valued and respected. Today, the Hilton Hotels & Resorts portfolio includes more than 550 hotels in 80 countries and the brand remains synonymous with “hotel.” Access the latest Hilton news at news.hilton.com or begin your journey at www.hilton.com. Social media users can engage with Hilton at www.twitter.com/hiltonhotels, www.facebook.com/hilton and www.youtube.com/hilton. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide

Hilton Worldwide is a leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 93 years, Hilton Worldwide has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Its brands are comprised of more than 3,900 hotels and timeshare properties, with 650,000 rooms in 90 countries and territories and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®. Visit www.hiltonworldwide.com for more information and connect with Hilton Worldwide at www.facebook.com/hiltonworldwide, www.twitter.com/hiltonworldwide, www.youtube.com/hiltonworldwide, www.flickr.com/hiltonworldwide and www.linkedin.com/company/hilton-worldwide.



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