The hotel will be located on the Dubai Water Canal, a 3.2 kilometre waterway that winds through the city and connects to the Arabian Gulf Credit: Curio Collection by Hilton

DUBAI, UAE & MCLEAN, Va. - Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has signed a management agreement with Khamas Group of Investments to open a hotel under the Curio Collection by Hilton brand in Dubai.  The 252 guest room hotel will be located in Business Bay, a fast growing district in the Emirate.

Curio Collection by Hilton offer one-of-a-kind discoveries without redefining the independent spirit of a property. With its Arabesque design concept borrowing influences from the region's rich heritage, the hotel will have its own unique character and personality, appealing to curious travelers seeking authentic Middle Eastern experiences.

"Curio Collection allows owners to develop unique concepts for upper upscale hotels and plug them into our Hilton system." said Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East and North Africa, Hilton. "Business Bay is home to a number of developments designed to increase Dubai's ability to provide stand out experiential attractions as part of Dubai's Tourism Vision 2020.  So we see the location as ideally suited to working with an owner who is committed to designing and developing an equally distinctive hospitality experience."

The hotel will be located on the Dubai Water Canal, a 3.2 kilometre waterway that winds through the city and connects to the Arabian Gulf.  It will be near a 12 kilometre circular waterfront promenade which will include 16 parks, five marinas, 'floating' retail and dining outlets on the water and a yacht club when complete. The property will also offer easy access to Sheikh Zayed Road and major attractions such as the Dubai Opera, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Fountains and the Burj Khalifa.

Bader Mohamed Yousuf Bukhamas, Chairman of Khamas Group of Investment Companies, said "We are delighted to partner with Hilton to open Business Bay Hotel Dubai. This is a perfect partnership and we are looking forward to a fruitful relationship with Curio - A Collection by Hilton."

Pawan Kachroo, Managing Director of Khamas Hospitality added, "The upper upscale hotel will feature four dining outlets including a lobby lounge, an outdoor lounge offering shisha and an all-day dining restaurant with stunning views of downtown Dubai, business bay and the Dubai canal. All guests will have access to spa, salon and fitness facilities along with an outdoor pool. The hotel will also offer a business centre, five meeting rooms and two boardrooms. Once Hotel is open in the thriving Business Bay area, the property will offer guests the spirit of an independent hotel with unique Arabic architecture and interior design, while offering the services and consistency of Hilton".

"Business Bay offers a picturesque waterfront promenade with floating retail outlets, making it an ideal area for travelers seeking authentic experiences", said Mark Nogal, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. "This Business Bay hotel, with its prime location and distinctive design, will be a perfect fit for the Curio Collection  and a great addition to our growing portfolio of Curio properties in the Middle East."

This latest property adds to the Curio brand's growing portfolio in the Middle East which will see The Rosemont Hotel & Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton open in Dubai in 2018.  The region's debut property, AlRayyan Hotel Doha, Curio Collection by Hilton opened in Qatar in 2016.

The hotel will be located at Al Abraj Street, Business Bay, Dubai. More information about Curio Collection by Hilton may be found at curio.com. Media can access high resolution images and more information by visiting news.curio.com.

Contacts:
Huw Harrow
Hilton - EMEA
+971 (0) 56 416 1323
huw.harrow@hilton.com

About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton (curiocollection.com), launched in 2014, is a global portfolio of more than 40 remarkable, upper upscale hotels and resorts handpicked for their unique character and personality. Curio Collection properties appeal to travelers seeking one-of-a-kind discoveries and authentic experiences, all backed by Hilton and its award-winning Hilton Honors program. Read the latest Curio Collection stories at news.curiocollection.com, discover Curio Collection destinations through Cities by Curio itineraries at citiesbycurio.com and connect with the collection on facebook.com/curiocollection, instagram.com/curiocollection and twitter.com/curiocollection.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,100 properties with nearly 838,000 rooms in 103 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 newsroom.hilton.com for more information and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.

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