Hilton's Saudi plan for 2004

DUBAI - In a move that illustrates its ongoing commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Hilton International, the leading hotel brand, announced its local and regional plans for 2004, with specific reference to the super luxurious Jeddah Palace and strong Saudisation Programmes.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Fri 30 Jan 2004, 11:55 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:19 AM

"We are pleased to announce our 2004 plans for Saudi Arabia, which has firmly illustrated its commitment to expanding its tourism base by encouraging local, regional, and international travellers to experience the Arabian traditions and unparalleled hospitality at its best," said Rudi Jagersbacher, Vice-President Operations - Arabian Peninsula, Hilton International.

Hilton International currently employs just under 400 Saudi Nationals, which represents a significant and growing proportion of the company's total work force in the Kingdom. Hilton has also taken on 67 Saudi national trainees from a variety of educational centres and institutions during 2003.

Commenting on Hilton's Saudisation plans, Jagersbacher said: "We are firmly committed to expanding and developing the number of Saudi nationals employed within our hotels in the Kingdom.

"Our key priority is to ensure that each Saudi team member has a career development plan to further his or her growth in the company. Hilton has promoted 20 Saudi nationals to managerial positions in 2003."

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