Saudi Arabia hotels

Jumeirah Group to manage Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jul 2017

Dubai Holding and Jabal Omar Development Company have signed an agreement to develop Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel in Saudi Arabia, which will be managed by Jumeirah Group. The Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel will include 1,033 guest rooms along with 93 villas and will feature a variety of food and beverage offerings, meeting facilities, executive lounge, gymnasium and […]

Radisson Blu signed for Riyadh

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Jul 2017

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the signing of a new hotel in the Saudi Arabian capital – Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Sahafa which will open in Q1 2019. This takes the group’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia to 36 hotels in operation and under development, with six hotels in Riyadh alone. Elie Younes, […]

Park Inn by Radisson opens first property in Makkah

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jun 2017

Park Inn by Radisson has opened its debut property in the Holy City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia. The Makkah Al Naseem represents the group’s 35th hotel in Saudi Arabia and gives it a total of more than 9,000 rooms. Mark Willis, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey & Africa for the Carlson Rezidor […]

Greenline Interiors wins contracts for Dubai and Riyadh hotels

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Jun 2017

Greenline Interiors (GLI) has won the AED 140 million contracts for the Wafi Hotel project in Dubai and Shaza Hotel in Riyadh. The Wafi Hotel project (pictured right) will be completed in two phases, with phase one consisting of 475 hotel rooms and 97 apartments, while phase two has 26 suites, two ambassador suites and […]

Elaf Group announces five-star hotel in Jeddah

by Patrick Ryan | 01 Jun 2017

Elaf Group has expanded its presence in Saudi Arabia with the opening of a new five-star hotel in Jeddah. The name and location of the hotel are being kept under wraps for now but a spokesperson for Elaf Group said the project is the latest addition to its implementation of a strategic expansion initiative aimed […]

TAKE 10: Standing out in Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Nov 2016

Saudi Arabia’s vast oil wealth has kept the country’s economy largely insulated from outside influences, but a sharp drop in crude prices over the past year has placed pressure on the Kingdom’s revenue streams, leaving room for the country’s vastly underdeveloped tourism industry open to the wider world. Ismail Sirry, general manager of the recently […]

Rocco Forte’s first Saudi hotel set for mid-November launch

by Sophia Soltani | 02 Nov 2016

The first Rocco Forte hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Assila Hotel is due to open for its soft opening in mid November. Assila Hotel marks the beginning of the hotel group’s quest to expand its presence in the region. The hotel is set to join the Rocco Forte family of award-winning hotels […]

Al Faisaliah Hotel & Hotel Al Khozama, Saudi names new DOSM

by Sophia Soltani | 12 Oct 2016

Al Faisaliah Hotel and Hotel Al Khozama in Riyadh, has named Russell Loughland as the new director of sales and marketing. A seasoned hotelier, Loughland is a British national and is expected to bring his expertise to the role, as he develops the domestic and international sales and marketing strategy for the two properties.  Loughland’s […]

Air Arabia Jordan launches new route from Amman to Riyadh

by Sophia Soltani | 11 Apr 2016

Air Arabia Jordan has launched  a new route from Amman to Riyadh in Saudi Arabia effective April 14, 2016. Flights will be operational three times weekly. This will be Air Arabia Jordan’s first expansion in 2016 and Riyadh will be the third Saudi Arabian city to be serviced by the carrier after Dammam and Jeddah.  […]

Saudi Arabia sees significant growth in mid-market hotel developments

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Apr 2016

The hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia is witnessing a significant shift towards the development of mid-range hotels in 2016, according to a new report from TOPHOTELPROJECTS commissioned by The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016 reveals that six out of the top ten brands with the most development currently underway throughout the Kingdom are classed as […]









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