20 October 2021
Hilton Signs Agreement for DoubleTree by Hilton Nathiagali, Pakistan
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today announced the signing of an agreement with Baron Nathiagali (Pvt) Limited to open the upscale DoubleTree by Hilton Nathiagali. Located in the picturesque Galiyat mountain resort town of Nathiagali and approximately 85 kilometres from Islamabad, the new-build hotel is expected to open in 2025.
Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton, said: “Nathiagali is a well-known destination in Pakistan, renowned for its beautiful mountains and pine forests – an area of significant natural beauty with great potential for future tourism. We are pleased to be further expanding our portfolio with this latest development agreement in Pakistan – bringing our upscale DoubleTree by Hilton brand to a much-loved visitor destination – particularly as the country takes steps to enhance its tourism offering for domestic and international visitors alike.”
The property will benefit from spectacular views across the Galiyat mountain range and will feature three dining outlets including a pool café, an on-site shop as well a temperature-controlled swimming pool, spa and fitness facilities. The property will bask in natural daylight with floor-to-ceiling windows and an impressive central courtyard area. Many of the 111-guestrooms will feature private balconies. It will be equipped with three state-of-the-art meeting rooms, two 300 square metre ballrooms and an events lawn, perfect for weddings and large gatherings.
Mumtaz Muslim, owner and investor, said: “We look forward to working with Hilton to bring the renowned DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Nathiagali. We are confident the hotel will become a top choice for travellers to the resort town, raising the bar for hospitality in Nathiagali and providing opportunity for local people as well as a wonderful leisure option for guests.”
The hotel will be located approximately 70 kilometres from New Islamabad International Airport, the largest airport in Pakistan. Hilton recently announced its re-entry into Pakistan with the signing of an agreement to open a DoubleTree by Hilton in Islamabad – adding to a global portfolio of more than 600 DoubleTree by Hilton hotels across 48 countries – including destinations such as Dubai, Riyadh and Istanbul.