|10 October, 2018

Khalaf Al Habtoor Welcomes Hilton Delegation led by Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO

The three hotels at the award-winning Al Habtoor City hotel complex collectively offer nearly 1,600 guest rooms and suites, 18 restaurants and lounges, two spas, 34 banqueting and meeting spaces, including three large ballrooms

During the meeting with Hilton Delegation

During the meeting with Hilton Delegation

DUBAI, UAE: Al Habtoor Group Founding Chairman, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor received Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton at a private reception hosted at the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts. The meeting comes just a few months after the Al Habtoor Group and Hilton sealed a franchise agreement for three hotels at the multi-use development: Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts; V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton; and Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City.

Founding Chairman of Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Al Habtoor said: “The Al Habtoor Group owns 14 unique hotels located in iconic destinations across the world. We are proud to have Hilton as a strategic and trusted partner for eight of our hotels. I am entrusting the crown jewel of our Habtoor Hospitality portfolio into the care of Mr Nassetta and his team at Hilton, and I am confident that it will be an even bigger success with our new partnership.”

Speaking at the event, Christopher J. Nassetta, President and CEO of Hilton, said: “Hilton is truly delighted to have three spectacular hotels and as many brands represented in Al Habtoor City. As we continue to grow in Dubai and the broader region, we look forward to continuing to work with Khalaf Al Habtoor and his team to bring our signature hospitality to even more travelers each year.”


Nassetta was joined by the Hilton senior management team, including Simon Vincent, President EMEA; Rudi Jagersbacher, President of Middle East, Africa and Turkey; Ian Carter, President Global Development, Patrick Fitzgibbon, Senior Vice President Development, EMEA; Carlos Khneisser, Vice President, Development, MENA & Turkey; William Costley, Vice President Arabian Peninsula and Turkey, and Kamel Ajami, Vice President Saudi Arabia and Levant.

Joining the Founding Chairman, representatives from the Al Habtoor Group included Mohammed Al Habtoor Vice Chairman & CEO; Maan Halabi, Managing Director; Sanjeev Agarwala, Chief Operating Officer – Real Estate and Investments; and Sunderesh Iyer, Chief Operating Officer, Al Habtoor Investment. Also present were the newly appointed General Managers for Al Habtoor City’s Hotel Collection, Fredrik Reinisch, Complex General Manager and General Manager at the V Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton; Wael Maatouk, General Manager at the Habtoor Palace, LXR Hotels & Resorts; Charles Clark, General Manager of Hilton Dubai Al Habtoor City; and David Wilson, General Manager of the Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah.

The Al Habtoor Group owns eight Hilton-branded properties around the world including The Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand, Hilton Beirut Metropolitan Palace, Hilton London Wembley, and The President Abraham Lincoln, Springfield – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. Operating under the newly launched LXR Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton and Hilton Hotels & Resorts brands, Al Habtoor City’s three luxury hotels are fully operated by Habtoor Hospitality, the hospitality arm of the Dubai-based conglomerate.

The three hotels at the award-winning Al Habtoor City hotel complex collectively offer nearly 1,600 guest rooms and suites, 18 restaurants and lounges, two spas, 34 banqueting and meeting spaces, including three large ballrooms.

The heart of the multi-use development features a permanent state-of-the-art, high-tech theatre housing the region’s first resident show – La Perle by Dragone. Created by world-renowned Artistic Director Franco Dragone, La Perle combines the spirit of Dubai with a 1300-seat aqua theatre to deliver an unmissable spectacle in, on, and above water. In addition, the Residence Collection at Al Habtoor City consists of three luxurious residential towers comprising deluxe apartments, lofts and simplex, duplex and VIP penthouses, ranging from 1 to 7 bedrooms.


About Al Habtoor Group

Al Habtoor Group LLC, headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is one of the region’s largest and most respected conglomerates. Founded in 1970 by Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, the Group has grown in unison with the UAE and today has a diverse portfolio of successful businesses operating in key sectors of the economy (hospitality, automotive, real estate, education and publishing). The AHG has an unwavering commitment to excellence, which is apparent throughout all its units. Further information on the Al Habtoor Group is available on

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,400 properties with nearly 880,000 rooms, in 106 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company's portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. 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 exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, TwitterLinkedInInstagram and YouTube

About Al Habtoor City

Al Habtoor City is an upscale hospitality, residential and leisure complex consisting of three five-star hotels, three luxury residential towers on Sheikh Zayed Road and on the banks of the Dubai Water Canal with unparalleled amenities, and spectacular leisure and entertainment venues. Al Habtoor City is home to the regions first permanent resident show – La Perle by Dragone.

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