KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait and MCLEAN, Va. — Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s luxury hotel brand, and midscale Hilton Garden Inn will open in Kuwait City, Kuwait in early 2019, it was announced Aug. 24.
The Hilton properties will open in The Avenues Mall in Kuwait as part of an expansion project of almost $1 billion.
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.
“The Avenues is a truly world-class destination and a fitting home to two of our world-class brands. Both have celebrated landmark openings in the Middle East this year, with Conrad becoming our first luxury brand to welcome guests to Makkah, while Hilton Garden Inn has debuted at another of the region’s flagship retail spaces, Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates. We look forward to adding Kuwait to both portfolios,” said Jim Holthouser, executive vice-president, global brands, Hilton Worldwide.
This 158-guestroom Conrad Kuwait will form part of the extension of the Mall’s popular Prestige district, which opened in 2012. The district forms Kuwait’s largest luxury shopping destination, home to 47 luxury retail units under a 23-metre dome. The hotel will feature a ballroom, multiple dining options and an outdoor pool and spa.
Adjoining two of the new districts being created under the fourth-phase expansion, Hilton Garden Inn Kuwait will become the brand’s largest hotel in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The property will feature 430 guestrooms in a tower structure at the northern end of the Mall, and the hotel’s main entrance will be located in The Forum, which will provide a central meeting point within the mall. The property will also border the new Electra district whose design will be inspired by cities such as Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Both properties will participate in Hilton HHonors rewards program that allows members to earn points and miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with no blackout dates at more than 4,700 hotels worldwide.