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Hilton’s Ambitious Plan to Quadruple its Presence in Saudi Arabia with 50+ New Hotels

Saudi Arabia is Hilton’s largest Growth Market in the Middle East and North Africa, and they plan to open over 50 new hotels in KSA, including the Conrad Hotel in Laymen Valley Riyadh and Canopy by Hilton Port Jeddah & many more.

Hilton, the global hospitality leader, has announced its ambitious plans in Saudi Arabia, making it the company’s largest pipeline market in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). 

Hilton’s accelerated growth strategy in the country aims to enhance business and leisure travel destinations while catering to the increasing demand for diverse hospitality experiences.

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This strategic move aligns with Saudi Arabia’s vision of becoming a top international travel and tourism destination.

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Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley: A Luxurious Addition to the Saudi Capital

Hilton's Ambitious Plan to Quadruple its Presence in Saudi Arabia with 50+ New Hotels
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One of the notable signings by Hilton is the Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley, set to open in Q3 2025. This landmark property will be the second Conrad Hotels & Resorts property in Saudi Arabia, offering a luxurious stay experience in the heart of Riyadh.

Developed in partnership with Mashareq Investment, the hotel will feature 170 keys, including spacious guest rooms, an indoor pool, a fitness center, a boutique spa, and multiple dining outlets. 

Its prime location in the prominent Laysen Valley development, opposite the city’s Diplomatic Quarter, makes it an ideal choice for residents and international business travelers.

Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah: A Unique Stay Experience

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Another exciting addition to Hilton’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia is the Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah, scheduled to open its doors in Q1 2028. 

Developed in partnership with Al Akaria Real Estate Co., this upscale property will offer 183 guest rooms and 55 residences, showcasing the signature Canopy by Hilton brand style. The hotel’s design will reflect the local culture and provide an elevated stay experience for travelers.

Guests can expect sophisticated interiors, bespoke dining options, and world-class amenities, including a specialty restaurant, rooftop concept, fully equipped fitness center, outdoor swimming pool, and nearly 300 square meters of meeting space. 

Expanding Presence in Iconic Locations

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Hilton’s expansion plans in Saudi Arabia include several projects in iconic locations. The Waldorf Astoria Diriyah, slated to open in 2028, will offer a luxurious retreat within Diriyah’s prime position, surrounded by high-end restaurants, luxury retail stores, residences, and cultural attractions.

LXR Hotels & Resorts Diriyah, set to open in 2026, will provide a secluded and tranquil experience with 80 guest rooms and enchanting villas. These developments aim to cater to the diverse preferences of travelers seeking unique and memorable experiences.

Diversified Growth and Commitment to Tourism Potential

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Carlos Khneisser, Vice President of Development for the Middle East and Africa at Hilton, emphasizes the company’s commitment to Saudi Arabia’s rapid evolution and exciting growth opportunities. 

With a development pipeline of over 50 properties, Hilton aims to introduce a range of award-winning hospitality brands to Saudi Arabia, including LXR Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Hampton by Hilton.

Hilton’s diversified growth strategy spans existing and new locations, including large-scale developments like Laysen Valley in Riyadh and the exploration of secondary cities. 

This commitment reflects Hilton’s dedication to unlocking the country’s tourism potential and providing exceptional guest experiences.

Expanding Opportunities in Secondary Cities

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The recent signings in Abha, including Hilton The Point Residences and Canopy by Hilton The Point, highlight the company’s commitment to unlocking the tourism potential of these emerging destinations. 

Both properties, signed with the Real Estate Development Fund Company, will be part of the Abha Terraces project, offering 250 guest rooms, suites, and residences. 

Whether it’s the luxurious Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley, the unique Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah, or the iconic Waldorf Astoria Diriyah, Hilton is set to redefine the hospitality landscape in Saudi Arabia.

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