Published on : Thursday, March 25, 2021
Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Saedan Group to open three hotels across Saudi Arabia. The multi-project agreement includes the country and territory’s first Renaissance Hotel, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel and a Courtyard by Marriott in the Holy City of Makkah. All three properties are expected to open by 2025. Marriott International’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia currently consists of over 30 properties with more than 9,000 rooms across ten brands and nine cities.
Renaissance Hotels is expected to make its debut in Saudi Arabia with the opening of Renaissance Riyadh Hotel. Situated in the business hub of the King Abdullah Financial District and within close proximity to Riyadh International Airport, the property is expected to feature 266 thoughtfully designed suites, three food and beverage outlets and leisure facilities such as a spa, pool and fitness centre. Aloft Makkah Taysir, which will be situated in the Holy City of Makkah, is anticipated to be the brand’s largest hotel in the world with plans for 1,000 guest rooms. Located in the Taysir district and close to the Grand Mosque entrance, the hotel will be ideally located for guests visiting on pilgrimage. Marriott International continues to further expand the footprint of Courtyard by Marriott in Saudi Arabia with the signing of Courtyard by Marriott Makkah Kudai. It is slated to offer 438 spacious guest rooms, its signature Grab n’ Go market and a fitness centre.
Satya Anand, President. Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International said in a statement that the company is pleased to build on its fantastic relationship with Al Saedan Group and further expand its portfolio across Saudi Arabia with the milestone signings. He mentioned that the agreements underscore Marriott International’s commitment to supporting the growth of the kingdom’s tourism sector and reinforces the continued demand they seeing for its portfolio of brands across the country.
Sultan Al Khudair, Chief Executive, Al Saedan Group added that the company is focused on developing projects that support the growth and development of the kingdom. He mentioned that the group is excited to collaborate with Marriott International to open two new properties in the Holy City which will be ideal destinations for those visiting for Umrah and Haj, and to debut Renaissance Hotels in the country. He informed that the three new agreements were signed in line with the commitment to bring the highest standards of quality and design to assets and to provide a premium experience to guests.