Hyatt to manage three new hotels in Saudi Arabia
HYATT Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into agreements with Naseel Holding Company to manage three new Hyatt-branded hotels in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
With the addition of these three new hotel agreements, there are six Hyatt-branded hotels under development in Saudi Arabia across five of Hyatt’s brands. Currently, there is one Hyatt-branded hotel in Saudi Arabia - Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa, which opened in 2009.
“Saudi Arabia is an important market for Hyatt, having just increased our worldwide sales team to include on the ground support in the country,” said Peter Fulton, managing director for Hyatt International - South West Asia.
“Expanding the number of Hyatt-branded hotels in the kingdom will be a significant step towards our goal of being the preferred brand for global travellers, and we are pleased to be working with Naseel Holding Company to manage these outstanding new properties,” Fulton added.
Park Hyatt Riyadh, currently slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2015, will be a stand-alone building located on King Fahd Road in the Olaya District in the city of Riyadh, situated near the Kingdom Centre and the Al Faisaliya Tower.
The 275-room hotel, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), will have 50 suites, as well as three restaurants, a lounge, 1,450 sq m of meeting and event space, including a 1,000 square meter ballroom, and a spa and fitness centre. Grand Hyatt Jeddah, with 400-rooms, including 48 suites, will be located in the centre of the city of Jeddah.
The hotel, which is expected to open in early 2016, will feature three restaurants, a lobby lounge, and a Grand Club Lounge. In addition, the hotel will have 5,700 sq m of meeting and event space, including grand and junior ballrooms. The hotel will also have a spa and fitness centre.
Hyatt Regency Jeddah, with 240-rooms, including 30 suites, is expected to open in the second half of 2015, will feature three restaurants, a lobby lounge, and a Regency Club lounge. In addition, the hotel will have 1,700 sq m of meeting and event space, including a ballroom and boardroom, as well as a spa and fitness centre.