Hilton debuts Eilat Queen of Sheba property

EILAT, Israel -- Hilton International opened the $100 million Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba hotel here.

Designed to resemble the palace of the Queen of Sheba, which supposedly was built by the Bible's King Solomon, its facade features ancient motifs such as towers, domes, arches, pillars and mosaics.

The swimming pool has an amphitheater design at the new Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba Hotel. The amphitheater-shaped pool has sculptures of lions and dolphins standing guard over the swimmers.

The 488-room hotel has a ballroom that measures approximately 6,500 square feet, a mall that is about 65,000 square feet, five restaurants, a health club and a swimming pool.

Hilton International's management contract is for 30 years.

Half of the rooms are being offered for sale as condos; the management is offering buyers the opportunity to lease their units in order to offer them as guest rooms.

Hilton also operates properties in Israel's two major cities.

The deluxe 594-room hotel facing the Mediterranean in Tel Aviv recently completed a $70 million renovation that updated guest rooms, restaurants, a business center, a swimming pool, a spa and a grand ballroom.

The 385-room Jerusalem Hilton opened in 1998.

By 2002, Hilton expects to open a second property in Jerusalem and one in Haifa.

Hilton International
Phone: (800) HILTONS
Web: www.hilton.com

In Israel: Hilton Tel Aviv
Phone: (011) 972-3 520-2111
Fax: (011) 972-3 522-4111
E-mail: [email protected]

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