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Hilton set for return to Pakistan with DoubleTree by Hilton Islamabad

The DoubleTree by Hilton Islamabad West is expected to open in 2025
The DoubleTree by Hilton Islamabad West is expected to open in 2025

A Staff Reporter

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2021, 6:00 PM

Hilton has announced that it will be making its return into the Pakistan market, with an agreement with Dhabi Hospitality that will see the launch of the DoubleTree by Hilton brand in Islamabad in 2025.

Carlos Khneisser, VP of development for the Middle East and Africa at Hilton, said that the landmark agreement signals Hilton’s highly anticipated re-entry to the Pakistan market. “We are doing so as part of a groundbreaking development in the country’s capital, and one which will offer unparalleled convenience for travellers to the New Islamabad International Airport, which is ultimately expected to handle around 25 million passengers on an annual basis.”

Featuring 167 guest rooms, including 10 suites, the property will form part of a residential and commercial development. It will sit alongside several newly built residential apartments, in a suburban complex containing healthcare, education, and recreational facilities as well as a number of commercial outlets. Guests will be able to enjoy four restaurants, including a rooftop pool café, as well as on-site fitness facilities.

Muhammad Sadiq, CEO of Dhabi Hospitality, said: “We aim to blend the comfort of suburban living with the convenience of city life, offering our customers an unrivalled lifestyle and the very best in modern amenities and services. We are proud to be bringing the DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Pakistan as part of this project and are excited to complement our offering with its world-renowned upscale hospitality and service.”

The hotel will be located to the west of Islamabad’s city center on the Srinagar Highway, which connects the city with New Islamabad International Airport. Just 4km from the airport terminal, it will become the most convenient option for travellers looking for high-end accommodation and meeting facilities in close proximity to the airport. It will be equipped with three state of the art meeting rooms and a 518sqm ballroom suitable for weddings and large events.

DoubleTree by Hilton has global portfolio of more than 600 upscale hotels across 48 countries – including destinations such as Dubai, Riyadh, and Istanbul.


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