Hilton plans to grow by 80% in Middle East, Africa.

By bne IntelliNews May 2, 2011
Global hotel chain plans to increase its presence in the Middle and Africa by 80% over the nest years in comparison to 2010, Gulf News reported quoting Hilton Worldwide's President for MEA, Rudi Jagersbacher. The region's beach hotels deliver 8% revenue per available room, followed by 3-4% in city centre properties, Jagersbacher said. Hilton currently has 3,600 hotels in its global portfolio, some 50 of which are in this region. The chain anticipates the opening of 230 hotels this year, of which 10-11 will be in the MEA region.

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