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Hilton Worldwide Signs Management Agreement with Silhouette Island Resort Limited
for 111-villa Hilton Seychelles LaBriz Resort & Spa, a Conversion Property,
Schedueld to Open March 2011

Dubai, UAE and MCLEAN, VA – December 22, 2010: Hilton Worldwide announced today the signing of a management agreement with Silhouette Island Resort Limited to introduce a new Hilton property in the Seychelles, the 111-villa Hilton Seychelles LaBriz Resort & Spa, scheduled to open in March 2011.

“The resort and leisure segment of our global portfolio continues to grow with the signing of a second Hilton brand property in Seychelles. Hilton provides premium experiences for travelers in key leisure markets around the world,” said Dave Horton, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

The 111-villa conversion property is located on Silhouette, the third-largest island in the Seychelles and a marine national park, which is considered as one of the most important sanctuaries of the Indian Ocean. The Island is a 30-minute boat or 15-minute helicopter transfer from Seychelles International Airport.

“We are pleased to enter this partnership for Hilton Seychelles LaBriz Resort & Spa; our second Hilton branded property joining Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa.  Seychelles is a very important leisure destination and an emerging market for Hilton Worldwide and the Hilton Brand in the Indian Ocean, “said Essam Abouda, vice president, operations, Arabian Peninsula & Indian Ocean.

During the coming months, the facilities of the newly-signed property will undergo an upgrade process to convert the hotel to the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

Silhouette Island offers exceptional attractions to its visitors, including the Grand Tortoise Sanctuary, where you can see the oldest inhabitants on the Island which in some cases are over 120 years old, and Mount Dauban (740m), the highest summit on the Island surrounded by virgin forests.

Hilton Seychelles LaBriz Resort & Spa offers guests five outstanding dining areas with various international cuisines. Relaxation options and leisure facilities include a fitness center, spa, tennis court, swimming pool and water sports center featuring scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing.

“We are delighted to have signed this management agreement with Hilton Worldwide, the leaders in hospitality, that will help us manage the demand and meet traveler’s high expectations for this new conversion,” said Mohamed Umar Maniku, Chairman, Silhouette Island Resort Limited.

Hilton Worldwide has 44 hotels across 14 countries in the Middle East & Africa with another 30 properties in the pipeline.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
Hilton Hotels & Resorts is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure. Start your journey at http://www.hilton.com/. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is one of Hilton Worldwide’s ten market-leading brands.

About Hilton Worldwide
Hilton Worldwide is the leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For 91 years, Hilton Worldwide has been offering business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value. The company is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands.  Its brands are comprised of more than 3,600 hotels and 600,000 rooms in 82 countries and include Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Doubletree, Embassy Suites Hotels, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Hotels, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages the world-class guest reward program Hilton HHonors®.  For more information about the company, visit www.hiltonworldwide.com.
The company currently operates 44 hotels in Middle East & Africa – 16 hotels in Egypt, nine hotels in the UAE, six in Saudi Arabia and one each in Oman and Kuwait, plus another 11 hotels in Africa and the Indian Ocean.

Hilton Worldwide has a signed development pipeline of an additional 30 properties across Middle East & Africa in the U.A.E, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Equatorial Guinea, Uganda, Namibia, Nigeria, Cape Verde and Seychelles.

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Contact: 

Emma Corcoran
Hilton Worldwide, Middle East & Africa
+971 4 365 4886
emma.corcoran@hilton.com

John Forest Ales
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
+170 388 45212
Johnforrest.ales@hilton.com


 

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Also See: London & Regional Partners Limited Opens the 177-room Doubletree by Hilton, Novosibirsk Russia; A Strategic Development Alliance with Hilton Worldwide Expects to Add 25 Hilton Branded Hotels Across Russia / October 2010

Hilton Hotels and London & Regional Properties Limited Enter a Strategic Development Alliance Expected to Build Approximately 25 Hotels Across Russia; To Open in 2008, the First Doubletree by Hilton Branded Hotel in Novosibirsk, Russia’s Third Largest City / April 2008
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