Saudi Arabia

Middle East chefs are cream of the crop at international event

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jul 2017

Two leading chefs from the Middle East took part in the la Crème de la Crème pastry event at At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy in Singapore. The event, organised by CNIEL, the French Dairy Interbranch Organisation, and the European Union, and in association with Sopexa Middle East, is part of a three-year partnership to promote French dairy […]

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, […]

Ascott expands presence in Jeddah

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Jun 2017

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) is expanding its presence in Jeddah with the opening of Spectrums Residence. It will be the fourth property managed by Ascott in the city, along with the Ascott Sari, Ascott Tahlia and Citadines Al Salamah Jeddah. “We are honoured to have the opportunity to manage Spectrums Residence, which complements our existing […]

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 […]

Address hotel to launch in Makkah

by Patrick Ryan | 14 Jun 2017

Emaar Hospitality Group and the Jabal Omar Development Company have signed a management agreement for the flagship Address hotel in Makkah. This marks the first expansion of Address Hotels and Resorts to Saudi Arabia. Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “We are honoured to mark the expansion of Address Hotels + Resorts, the premium […]

Man’oushe Street signs franchise deal for 25 outlets in Riyadh

by Crystal Chesters | 12 Jun 2017

Middle Eastern street food restaurant, Man’oushe Street, has signed a strategic master franchise agreement with Saudi Arabia-based investment company, Al Rajhi Group. The deal will see the brand debut in Saudi Arabia and open 25 Man’oushe Street branches in Riyadh, with two to launch before the end of 2017. Khalid Abdullah Al Rajhi, Al Rajhi […]

Coffee Planet signs franchise deal for 70 outlets in Saudi Arabia

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Jun 2017

Dubai-based coffee roaster, Coffee Planet, has signed a 10-year franchise agreement with HB Brands to open 70 outlets across Saudi Arabia. Coffee Planet, known for its 100% Arabica specialty coffee, recently launched a new franchise concept with the aim of increasing its global presence with franchise partners. The brand currently has franchise outlets in the […]

Nando’s to open flagship outlet in Riyadh

by Crystal Chesters | 03 Jun 2017

Nando’s will open its flagship Middle East outlet this month in Riyadh on Tahlia Street. The restaurant brand, which specialises in flame-grilled Peri Peri chicken, first launched in the Saudi capital in November 2016, breaking international sales records and serving 180,000 people to date. Richard Barclay, COO Foodmark commented: “Recognised internationally as the only way […]

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