In brief


Radisson SAS ups Saudi portfolio

RIYADH: Radisson SAS Hotels and Resorts, which entered the Saudi Arabian market in November, 2002, with the opening of a 183-roomed hotel in Yanbu, now has its flag flying over two more properties in the Kingdom - this time in Jeddah and Riyadh. The Scandinavian hotel chain has taken over the management of former Hyatt properties in Jeddah and Riyadh. Both hotels will now undergo extensive renovation and Radisson SAS says Saudisation will be one of its main business priorities.

Shangri-La launches deals

Spoil yourself this Chinese New Year and enjoy luxury and service at the Shangri-La. The hotel chain is offering up to 50 per cent off regular rates. This offer is valid from January 30 to February 8 at the 15 Shangri-La and Traders hotels.

Marriott gets new look

BANGKOK: The Bangkok Marriott Resort and Spa's refurbished rooms are sporting a new look. Muted tones, polished hardwood floors and duvets cased in white on white striped cotton have replaced the old décor. John Lightbody of Abacus Design has designed the 413 rooms.