Hilton Worldwide has revealed plans to open two new properties under its Conrad Hotels & Resorts, and Hilton Garden Inn brands in Kuwait.
The properties are scheduled to open in early 2019, and will be situated within the expanded Avenues Mall in Kuwait City.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey for Hilton Worldwide, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Al-Rai as part of the fourth phase expansion of The Avenues.
“With its number of shopping outlets set to increase by nearly 50 per cent, demand for accommodation at a site which already attracts millions of visitors every year is set to increase substantially.
“Our Conrad and Hilton Garden Inn brands will enable us to cater for guests seeking either smart luxury or affordable accommodations during their stay.”
Both hotels will be managed by Hilton Worldwide and will be located on opposite sides of the mall.
The complex itself is located off Kuwait’s fifth ring road (now named Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Road) allowing ease of access to junctions connecting to both Kuwait International Airport and Kuwait City.
Mohammad Alshaya, chairman, Mabanee said: “In planning the fourth phase of the expansion of this immense project, one of the most exciting additions, we are making is to provide the ability for visitors to make their stays easier by staying inside Avenues itself.”
He added: “Having hotels as part of The Avenues development will enhance the quality of the experience and the service we provide to our visitors.
“This will in turn support internal tourism and also place Kuwait on the regional tourism map.
“We have seen increasing numbers of visitors from abroad, in particular from the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council, and this is a strong indication of the revival of tourism in the country.”