Saudi Arabia

Agthia group is Vitamin D strong in the region

by Staff writer | 20 Feb 2018

Launched earlier this month, Al Ain Plus Vitamin D aims to address Vitamin D deficiency in the UAE. “Two years ago we launched Al Ain Zero at Gulfood which is clearly becoming one of the most successful launches in the UAE with us being one of the leading brand for water in the UAE,” Fasahat […]

More than half of the Saudi pipeline will open in 2018, says report

by Patrick Ryan | 13 Feb 2018

Almost 60% of Saudi Arabia’s current construction pipeline of 143 hotels is forecast to open in 2018, according to a new report. The ‘Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview’ report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS – compiled ahead of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia (10-12 April 2018) – has revealed that 84 hotels comprising 27,281 rooms will open throughout the Kingdom […]

Rove Hotels announces first property in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Feb 2018

Rove Hotels has announced its first expansion into Saudi Arabia with the launch of the Rove King Abdullah Economic City. The 240-room Rove King Abdullah Economic City is the first hotel under the contemporary midscale lifestyle hotel brand outside the UAE. Olivier Harnisch, chief executive officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “Rove King Abdullah Economic City […]

Saudi Arabian hospitality sector is on the rise

by Patrick Ryan | 05 Feb 2018

The Saudi Arabian hospitality sector is expected to grow substantially by 2022 because of a series of reforms – that is according to a new report, issued ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2018. It is expected that recent reforms in Saudi Arabia – not to mention widespread investment in the Kingdom’s burgeoning tourism industry – will […]

First-ever Saudi Arabian Hotel Investment Conference launches

by Patrick Ryan | 25 Jan 2018

The first-ever Saudi Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (SHIC) is taking place at the Riyadh Marriott Hotel on February 26. Organised by Saudi Event Management and Marketing (SEMARK), co-organised by Bench Events and MEED and hosted by strategic partner DUR Hospitality, SHIC will bring together around 300 hotel investors, owners, developers and operators to help further the growth […]

Radisson Blu announces fifth hotel in Jeddah

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Jan 2018

Radisson Blu has announced the opening of its fifth hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – the 150-room Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche. The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has 38 hotels and over 10,000 rooms in operation and under development in Saudi Arabia. Bassam Abu Laban, general manager Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Corniche said: “We are […]

Solo female travellers on the rise

by Patrick Ryan | 16 Jan 2018

Solo female travellers could be the key to growth within the region’s hospitality sector. That’s according to The Ascott Limited, who has drawn together a report into guest demographics, specifically looking at the mix of male and female guests. The gender report shows that 86% of its guests in the Middle East are male. “Currently […]

Jeddah experiences rise in supply despite negative growth

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Jan 2018

Preliminary December 2017 data for hotels in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, indicates significant supply growth and negative performance.   Based on daily data released by STR, from December, Jeddah reported the following in year-over-year comparisons: Supply: +7.0% Demand: -2.0% Occupancy: -8.4% to 45.1% Average daily rate (ADR): -4.1% to SAR694.85 Revenue per available room (RevPAR): -12.1% […]

Radisson Blu Resort, Al Khobar Half Moon Bay opens in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Dec 2017

Radisson Blu has opened its first resort in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Radisson Blu Resort, Al Khobar Half Moon Bay is home to 137 rooms, suites and private chalets. Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group said:“We are delighted to bring the Radisson Blu brand to Al Khobar, […]

Feature: Saudi goes wild for donuts

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Nov 2017

Vishal Pandey, director, looks at how Saudi Arabia has embraced donuts… Bakery products account for the biggest share of the Saudi Arabia fast food market, fuelled by increasing urbanisation and youth population. Donuts are now among Saudi Arabia’s favorite indulgent treats making their way into cafés and bakeries, together with an increasing presence of […]

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