JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced the signing of Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah, following the group’s ongoing commitment to expansion throughout Saudi Arabia. The hotel is set to be developed in partnership with Al Akaria Real Estate Co. and is expected to open its doors in 2028.
Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah will feature 183 guest rooms and 55 residences, as well as world-class F&B outlets including a specialty restaurant, a rooftop concept (a signature feature of Canopy hotels), as well as a fully equipped fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool, and nearly 300 square metres of meeting space. The property will also include Canopy Central, a relaxing leisure and retail space with various zones adapted to the needs of guests throughout their stay, and further food and beverage, retail and office spaces. Embracing the energised Canopy by Hilton brand style, Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah will deliver a locally-inspired, elevated stay experience, complete with sophisticated interiors and bespoke dining options.
Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton, said, “Saudi Arabia continues to serve as a important market for Hilton’s growing portfolio, and with the signing of Canopy by Hilton Porta Jeddah, we’re able to strengthen Canopy by Hilton’s brand presence with the aim of expanding our lifestyle footprint. Our agreement with Al Akaria Real Estate Co. reaffirms our commitment to offering Hilton's globally recognised hospitality to guests through our diverse portfolio of world-class brands and marks another step towards realising our goal of expanding our operations to more than 75 properties in Saudi Arabia over the coming years.”
Ibrahim M. Alalwan, managing director and CEO, Saudi Real Estate Company (Al-Akaria), said, "We are delighted to partner with Hilton to develop this exceptional hotel in a destination that will redefine the leisure and recreational offering in Jeddah. The Canopy by Hilton brand is the perfect fit for a location that will pioneer Jeddah’s mixed-use real estate developments, driving progress and innovation in a dynamic community."
The hotel will be located on the famous King Abdulaziz Road, immediately surrounded by the Red Sea Mall and in very close proximity to the Jeddah Corniche, a vibrant commercial and recreational destination. Several offices, including the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, and the US General Consulate will also be nearby. A 20-minute drive away, the King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) is the country’s busiest airport, serving as the primary transit for pilgrims visiting Makkah.
Hilton currently operates 16 hotels in Saudi Arabia with plans to open over 50 new hotels across 10 of its brands, making the country the company’s largest pipeline market in the EMEA region. Projects include the introduction of new brands such as LXR Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Hampton by Hilton. The company plans to grow its portfolio in Saudi Arabia to a total of more than 75 properties over the coming years.
Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 22 world-class brands comprising more than 7,500 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 180 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Canopy by Hilton
Canopy by Hilton delivers elevated, boutique hotel experiences that celebrate the best of the neighborhood. Inviting, sophisticated design, bespoke food & beverage and crafted touchpoints deliver a locally inspired, high-end and welcoming stay. The Canopy portfolio includes 40 open properties around the globe with more than 30 under development across 18 countries and territories. Experience Canopy by Hilton by booking at canopybyhilton.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Canopy by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/canopybyhilton, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.