Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts.
Hilton Worldwide will develop its first Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in Iraq, via a management agreement to open a 300-room hotel in Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, in Northern Iraq, in 2016.
Hilton Erbil Hotel & Spa’s 300 rooms will include 30 suites and 10 chalets, featuring a health club, outdoor and indoor pool and an upscale retail arcade.
Also onsite will be an eforea: spa at Hilton. Dining options will include two specialty restaurants, an all-day dining area, destination bar, lobby lounge and pool bar.
Business spaces will include five meeting rooms, two boardrooms and a ballroom accommodating 1,000.
Within the next four years, Hilton plans to open 40 hotels in the Middle East and Africa, said Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa, in a release.
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