Opening this summer in Jeddah, is Corniche, A Rosewood Hotel, which targets corporate and leisure markets into the city.
“Corniche is ideally suited to the discerning business as well as the leisure traveller and we are confident that it will become the benchmark for luxury and service in Jeddah,” said Gert F Kopera, managing director of Corniche, A Rosewood Hotel.
“Without doubt, Saudi Arabia will provide us with our strongest geographic base of business. The GCC and in particular the UAE will be our second most important feeder market, and as more and more companies locate their regional bases in and around Dubai and the UAE, the significance of these markets will continue to increase,” he told TTN.
The group expects that leisure business will be driven by domestic tourism and religious travellers coming to perform Hajj or Umrah with Jeddah as their base. “The hotel is a mere hour away from Mekkah and with our fleet of luxury limousines, pretty much the perfect choice,” said Kopera. Jeddah has traditionally been a strong leisure destination for Saudis looking to enjoy a resort vacation during the hot summer months, Eid celebrations, long weekends or as a honeymoon destination.
Corniche will offer spectacular views of the Red Sea, an incredible roof-top pool and an array of four exceptional dining options. It is situated in the heart of Jeddah’s Corniche in the fashionable northern corner of the city and is within easy reach of key business, diplomatic and designer shopping districts. Each of the 127 rooms and suites looks out over the Red Sea and offers spectacular views.
“Guests will be able to experience and enjoy our renowned hospitality in an environment of unparalleled personalized service, elegant surroundings and spectacular design. These are the core values we define as the true value of Corniche to the Jeddah market,” he said.
The new hotel is part of Rosewood’s expansion plans in the region, Kopera added. “Over the past 10 years we have operated two extremely successful and popular Rosewood properties in Riyadh, Al Faisaliah Hotel, and the Hotel Al Khozama. During this period Jeddah has been a very strong origin of business for us, as most business travellers in the kingdom need to visit both cities on a trip to the country. Now with opening of the Corniche, A Rosewood Hotel we are able to offer these guests another quality Rosewood Hotel option in Jeddah,” he said. “Rosewood Hotels & Resorts are committed to expansion within the Middle East, and we are actively looking for suitable development opportunities to expand our brand within the region. We view the Middle East as an extremely important ingredient in overall growth for the Rosewood Collection, and the performance of our properties in Saudi Arabia over the past ten years, combined with the economic regional growth gives us nothing but confidence that one or more Rosewood properties would be deliver similar success stories.”
With over a quarter of a century of experience at the apex of the hospitality industry, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is recognized and respected as the consummate operator of ultra-luxury hotels and resorts in some of the most desirable destinations throughout the world.
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