Al Khozama Management Company has recently appointed Swiss national Juan Uribe as the general manager of its two key projects in KAEC: Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina as well as the soon-to-open Views Hotel & Residences.
Commenting on the new GM appointment, Hussien Hatata, vice-president of hospitality at Al Khozama Management Company, said: “Al Khozama is proud to manage the first five-star hotel in the vibrant King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC), and we would like to express our gratitude to the owners of the hotel for their continued support in helping to shape and deliver a successful operation. With Juan’s international and in-market experience, we are confident that he will be an outstanding addition to our senior team and help to deliver the enhanced quality experience and service excellence for which Al Khozama is renowned for.”
ROOMS WITH A VIEW
The soon-to-open Views Hotel & Residences is an urban sanctuary that features 174 spacious units to complement the award-winning Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina. When it opens later this year, this unique, modern property will be an attraction for long stay business and leisure travellers. The property offers easy access to the corporate offices at KAEC and the leisure facilities offered by both Bay La Sun Hotel and KAEC.
Views Hotel & Residences is all about serenity, simplicity and luxury, and as the name suggests, breath-taking views of the Red Sea. This modern hotel and residence offers 174 units, including studios, one- or two-bedroom apartments and penthouses.
The nautical-inspired units span from 35 sqm to 300 sqm, and offer housekeeping service, on site self-service laundry on each floor, same-day laundry and dry-cleaning service, parking space, dedicated storage space, wheelchair-accessible and visually impaired and hearing-impaired rooms; customised meeting and conference packages; and fully equipped business centre. Each room is equipped with a 43-inch LED screen television, cable or satellite television, working desk with a lamp, refrigerator and kitchenette facilities.
The stylish Vista lounge offers a delicious selection of bites and beverages all through the day. Casper & Gambini’s, an international restaurant-café, specialises in sumptuous gourmet meals, award-winning coffee, refreshing beverages and signature desserts, all crafted with an emphasis on freshness and quality.
A fully equipped business centre is available on request for any business gatherings, presentations or if one needs a quiet place to work. A selection of flexible meeting rooms, ranging from 22 sqm to 40 sqm, are perfect for any kind of event.
On a fitness front, Views Hotel & Residences offer guests a fitness centre and a fleet of bicycles for exploring the beautiful Marina.
Guests of Views Hotel & Residences can access the facilities of the nearby Bay La Sun Club, adjacent to Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina. Here, leisure facilities such as a multi-lane bowling alley, multiple pool tables, a virtual golf course, shooting and car simulators, PlayStation arenas as well as elegant meeting spaces are at their disposal.
Right around the corner is Juman Park, a family-friendly public area featuring exciting activities such as mini golf course, lit tennis and volleyball courts, children’s playgrounds, a swimming pool, exercise and bicycle stations, expansive lawn areas for picnics and play and an amphitheatre.
Located within the Bay La Sun district, the Marina & Yacht Club is a buzzing destination with a stunning view and a capacity to hold approximately 60 yachts. What’s more, Juman Karting, Saudi Arabia’s longest amateur karting track, is also in the neighbourhood.
The Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, featuring a premier 18-hole championship golf course, an award-winning clubhouse, panoramic views of the Red Sea and plenty of dining, leisure and event facilities, is a must visit for golfing enthusiasts.
Located between Makkah and Madina, and the commercial capital of Jeddah on the Red Sea coast, KAEC has transformed into a burgeoning social and economic hub in Saudi Arabia. The vast 173 sq km destination contributes to the country’s economy through a sea port, a flourishing industrial zone and luxurious residential projects.
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