Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton Opens in Qatar Led by General Manager Luca Crocco

DOHA, QA. and MCLEAN, VA. January 10, 2017 - Curio - A Collection by Hilton announced today the opening of AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton, the brand's first property in the Middle East to join the global portfolio of more than 30 distinctive hotels. Curio - A Collection by Hilton hotels and resorts cater to travellers seeking local discovery and authentic experiences and AlRayyan Hotel Doha joins two other Hilton (NYSE:HLT) properties in the city.

"Doha, characterised as a destination offering inspiration, progress and adventure, has firmly placed itself as a city to watch with its growing array of leisure and sporting events, cultural attractions and art scene," said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio - A Collection by Hilton. "AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton exemplifies these attributes, with its distinctive character, prime location and opulent, luxurious design perfectly suited to guests who delight in unique and memorable hotels."

Located in the upscale neighbourhood of Al Rayyan, and directly connected to the Mall of Qatar, the AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton offers a choice of 201 elegant guest rooms and suites featuring timeless decor along with floor-to-ceiling windows, oversized bathrooms and walk-in rain showers. The stylish and spacious Presidential Suite boasts two bedrooms, large living and dining areas, walk-in closet and a full-sized hammam in the marble bathroom. The chic, one-of-a-kind hotel is just steps from Al-Rayyan Sports Club, and a short drive from Qatar National Convention Centre, Sheikh Faisal Museum and Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club.

AlRayyan Hotel Doha offers guests an elevated dining experience, with onsite options catering to all palates. The hotel's rooftop restaurant, Muy Vivo, provides delectable Latin American cuisine with an Argentinian flair from its lively open kitchen, with both indoor and outdoor seating. All-day dining venue Mezzo, located on the ground floor with direct connection to the Mall of Qatar, offers a blend of Italian, Arabic and International dishes. For guests in a hurry, Mezzo's 'Grab and Go' counter is the perfect option to savour a quick bite. Guests can enjoy delicate pastries and high tea at the hotel's chic lobby lounge, Moda Lounge. In addition, guests can choose to dine in the refreshing pool bar and have access to 24-hour room service.

AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton offers an array of refreshing activities with three outdoor swimming pools, 24-hour gym, male and female wellness areas each featuring a sauna, Jacuzzi, hammam and jetted showers, as well as an onsite ladies' beauty lounge and children's play area.

The hotel also caters to small meetings and alluring, large-scale weddings and events alike, with five state-of-the-art meetings rooms and a 300 square-metre ballroom with private entrance.

"For travellers desiring elegance and style during their hotel stay, AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton offers the perfect blend between authentic experiences, sophisticated accommodations and renowned Middle Eastern hospitality," said Luca Crocco, general manager. "We look forward to welcoming residents, travellers and all guests seeking to discover something distinct at our one-of-a-kind property in Doha."

AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at Mall of Qatar, Al Rayyan - Doha, Qatar. P.O. Box 23325. For more information, or to make a reservation, telephone: +974 4489 9000 or visit here to book. Media may access additional information and high-resolution images about the property at news.curio.com/alrayyan. To learn more about Curio Collection, visit news.curio.com.

About Curio

Curio – A Collection by Hilton™ (curio.com), launched in 2014, is a global set of hand-picked upscale hotels that meet independent-minded travelers’ desire for local discovery and authentic experiences, all while providing the quiet reassurance and support of the Hilton name and its award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Discover the collection’s latest stories at news.curio.com or inquire about development opportunities at hiltonworldwide.com/development.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, comprising more than 4,800 managed, franchised, owned and leased hotels and timeshare properties with nearly 789,000 rooms in 104 countries and territories. For 97 years, Hilton has been dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences. The company's portfolio of 13 world-class global brands includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio - A Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton HHonors®. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including an exclusive member discount, free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app, where Hilton HHonors members can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a Digital Key. Visit news.hiltonworldwide.com for more information.

Contact:
Emily Montgomery
Emily.montgomery@hilton.com
+1 703 883 5257

Kejal Ashra
Hilton - EMEA
Kejal.ashra@hilton.com
+44 (0) 207 856 8154

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