Located at the heart of the Jordan Valley by the Eastern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth, the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre is managed by global hospitality leader Hilton Worldwide. It was established in 2005 and quickly positioned itself as the business destination of choice, not just for major international organisations but also for many local and regionally based companies.
The facts speak for themselves. KHBTCC was designed to the most technologically advanced, user friendly convention centre ever built. It sits over 24,000sq m and its 25 halls are fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities placing it as one of the leading and most convenient convention venues in the region. It is also ideally located only 40 minutes outside of Jordan’s capital Amman and for that all important leisure time the Centre is near to a number of historical tourist attractions such as Petra, Jerash and Madaba.
In 2010, the venue was rebranded under Hilton Worldwide management bringing the Hilton brand’s global expertise and innovative leadership in meetings and large scale events into Jordan.
Since opening, the KHBTCC has attracted major meetings, conferences and exhibitions, placing Jordan as one of the top MICE destinations in the region and as one of the high-end draws in the conference industry. The venue has hosted many events such as the World Economic Forum, United Nations, International Monetary Fund, ICT Forum, a Microsoft event, the World Rally Championship and the Arab House of Parliaments among many other international associations.
The centre is not only a major attraction for meetings, conferences and events; it also attracts social and private events due to its exceptional event offerings, client servicing and convenient location.
As a further development to its status, in 2013, the KHBTCC will also be coupled with The Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa Hotel introducing a comprehensive complex that will offer a one-stop-shop for local, regional and international visitors as well as tourists interested to hold their business or social events at the Dead Sea. Once the hotel opens in 2013, it will serve as a five-star exclusive resort of choice for those seeking the perfect retreat to relax and be pampered whilst enjoying the therapeutic and healing benefits of the Dead Sea.
The convention centre will then extend Hilton’s offerings to business travellers with modern facilities that will add the business angle to their agenda.
The architecture of the hotel is traditional in its overall form, but contemporary in its look, detail and spatial experience. The hotel offers 177 deluxe rooms, 85 executive rooms, 20 junior suites, two executive suites and a full menu of services. It will also offer its clientele base a comprehensive client servicing system addressing every possible need ranging from security to advertising. This is in addition to high-tech services, luxurious accommodation and a fully fledged spa menu as well as being the perfect retreat to relax and be pampered while enjoying the famous therapeutic and healing benefits of the Dead Sea.
Naif Zuraikat, the General Manager of the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Center managed by Hilton, said: “We have started construction work and planning is underway to create the biggest leisure complex in the region. We are currently undergoing a very active chapter in Jordan driven by Hilton’s values to provide our clients with the best service and superior experience. The convention centre is currently being renovated to install new flooring, carpets and curtains in different halls, lobbies and entrances… as for the hotel, we have initiated the construction work and the planning has started to launch the biggest business and leisure complex in the region”, Zureikat added.
When asked about the uniqueness of the convention centre, Mr Zureikat said: “The convention centre’s location at the Dead Sea gives it a great advantage, we are only a few hours flight from most European countries; our location falls within a closed zone which can be easily secured and we are surrounded by international fve star hotels. The Dead Sea waters possess unique medical characteristics, suitable for the medical treatment of skin and other diseases in addition to the fact that the east coast of the Dead Sea enjoys longer hours of sunshine giving our visitors a sunset delay of 45 minutes.
For more information, contact: Mrs. Farah Samawi; Marketing and Public Relations Manager; Amman Office: Al-Rabia Towers, 5th floor; P.O.Box 4434, Amman – 11953, Jordan
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