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Acquisitions & Hotel Openings

Owned by Dubai Properties, DoubleTree by Hilton Opens in Bay Square, Dubai

DUBAI, U.A.E, and MCLEAN, VA. July 24, 2017 - DoubleTree by Hilton, one of Hilton's (NYSE: HLT) 14 market-leading brands, today announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay. The modern hotel features 238 spacious guest rooms and suítes, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views of the Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai or Bay Square. It joins two other DoubleTree by Hilton properties already open in Dubai and eight DoubleTree by Hilton properties open across the Middle East.

DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay is located in Bay Square, a low rise community square surrounded by shops, cafes and local businesses. The hotel is ideally located between 'old' and 'new' Dubai, allowing guests to experience all the city has to offer. Within close proximity and surrounding the newly opened Dubai Canal, is the new waterfront destination - Marasi Business Bay - that features a 10km promenade, offering outdoor wellness and recreational activities. The hotel also offers easy access to Downtown Dubai, which features numerous modern attractions, including the Dubai Opera, the Dubai Mall and the Burj Khalifa. Guests can also explore 'old Dubai', an area around Dubai Creek filled with charming textile, spice and gold souks. To make stays convenient, the hotel offers a free shuttle bus service to the business district, major tourist attractions and beaches.

"Dubai is a fast-growing, cosmopolitan city that offers visitors a range of activities, from shopping in the modern malls, to watching a performance at the opera, to abra rides on the creek," said Dianna Vaughan, senior vice president and global head, DoubleTree by Hilton. "As the first and only hotel in Bay Square, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay is ideal for travellers seeking accomodation in this popular new destination. We look forward to welcoming guests with something special at every stage of their stay, starting with our signature, warm DoubleTree cookie upon arrival."

Additional hotel features and amenities include:

DINING

The all-day dining restaurant, My Square, is the social hub of the hotel with an open kitchen, international cuisine and bistro-style atmosphere. Guests can enjoy snacks, artisan gelato, coffee and tea at the Arabic-inspired Oud Lounge in the lobby area or relax at Bay Club, a casual pool deck perfect for light bites and shisha while listening to live music or the DJ. In addition, the hotel houses the world's first PizzaExpress Live, which features live entertainment and delicious food, as well as Le Petit Belge, which serves authentic Belgian beverages and cuisine.

AMENITIES

For guests looking to keep fit, the hotel offers yoga classes in the mornings (weather permitting), an outdoor pool and a 24/7 gym. There are also three treatment rooms, a sauna and a steam room, for guests wishing to relax and unwind after a busy Dubai day.

MEETINGS

With more than 360 square meters of meeting space, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay is the perfect venue for business meetings and other gatherings. The hotel has six meetings rooms, five of which offer natural daylight.

"Hilton's portfolio stretches across the region, and we are pleased to have expanded our presence in Dubai with the opening of this beautiful new hotel," said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, Hilton. "DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay is an exciting addition to an already bustling area of Dubai, and we are thrilled to bring yet another of our world-class properties to a city renowned for its hospitality. With this great addition to our portfolio, we now operate 10 Hilton properties in Dubai."

Beyond the iconic, warm DoubleTree Cookie welcome, the hotel provides guests with a full complement of services and DoubleTree by Hilton brand amenities, including the Wake Up DoubleTree Breakfast, an assortment of gourmet in-room tea and coffee and a refreshing array of the Crabtree & Evelyn skin and body care line.

"We are proud to have partnered with a world-class operator like Hilton to launch DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay, opening in Bay Square. The hotel reiterates Dubai Properties' commitment to deliver exceptional lifestyle experiences for Dubai's business and leisure travelers. Our aim is to further strengthen the Emirate's diversified hospitality offerings by continuing to grow our portfolio of Hospitality Assets leading up to Expo 2020 and beyond," said Juma Bin Darwish, senior executive director retail and hotel asset management, Dubai Properties.

"With its prime location in Bay Square, spacious rooms and exciting dining options, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay is the smart choice for travellers to Dubai," said Remco Werkhoven, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay. "The hotel's central location and shuttle bus service makes it ideal for business, leisure and 'bleisure' travellers - those who blend business trips with personal time."

Owned by Dubai Properties, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay is located at Bay Square 5, Business Bay, Dubai, U.A.E, just 12 kilometres from Dubai International Airport.

For more information, or to make a reservation, travellers may visit DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Business Bay, or call +971-4-5511544

About DoubleTree by Hilton

DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of more than 500 upscale hotels with more than 119,000 rooms in gateway cities, metropolitan areas and vacation destinations across six continents. DoubleTree by Hilton prides itself on paying attention to the little details that have a big impact, from welcoming guests with its signature warm DoubleTree Cookie to serving the communities around them. DoubleTree by Hilton hotels offer unique, contemporary accommodations and full-service facilities, including restaurants and lounges, room service, health clubs, business centers and meeting and banquet space. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can't be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com.

A leading Dubai-based master developer known for shaping and managing renowned real estate destinations across the emirate, Dubai Properties is the development arm of Dubai Properties, a member of Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company. Dubai Properties' diverse real estate portfolio comprises mixed-use contemporary residential, commercial and retail developments. Endorsing the Group's legacy of commitment to excellence and innovation, Dubai Properties delivers an end-to-end service experience from project development through to sales, handover, leasing and retail management. Dubai Properties portfolio includes:Residential towers at Jumeirah Beach, Residence (JBR and 1/JBR), Mixed-use commercial and residential developments in Business Bay (Executive Towers, Vision Tower, Bay Avenue, Bay Square, Bellevue Towers and Marasi Business Bay, Residential communities at Dubailand (The Villa, Al Waha, Arabella, Rahaba, Villanova, Mudon, Remraam and Serena), Residential and hospitality projects at Culture Village around Dubai Creek (Dubai Wharf and Manazel Al Khor).Dubai Properties also has a growing portfolio of community retail projects within its leasing communities including Layan, Shorooq, Ghoroob, Al Khail Gate and Rahaba Residence, as well as Nuzul and Al Quoz staff accommodation.

Contact:
Rola Abu Hassan
rola.abuHassan@hilton.com
+97156 536 48725

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