Saudi Arabia

DIHW exhibitors target booming Saudi tourism market

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Sep 2017

Saudi Arabia’s food and beverage sector is expected to reach US$ 18.2 billion by 2020, driven by a growing number of tourist arrivals as the kingdom’s strategic Vision 2030 blueprint diversifies the country’s economy. The scale of opportunity across its hospitality industry is significant and increases the importance and value of the Dubai International Hospitality […]

A new dawn in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 12 Sep 2017

Maram Kokandi, GM of Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road made headlines all over the world when she was announced as the first female hotel general manager in Saudi Arabia this year. She speaks to Hotel News Middle East for the first time about her incredible journey and plans for the future Maram Kokandi […]

Saudi’s Al Hokair launches MENA Plaza AlBarsha Dubai

by Crystal Chesters | 07 Sep 2017

Saudi-based hospitality and entertainment group Al Hokair has announced the expansion of MENA Hotels in the UAE with the opening of MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai. Located near Mall of the Emirates, MENA Plaza Albarsha Dubai features 90 rooms and suites, two dining outlets, a spa and a gym. Sami Al Hokair, CEO and co-founder of […]

Millennium Hotels makes two signings in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Aug 2017

Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced the signing of two new hotels in Makkah. Following the signing of a management agreement with Makkah Construction & Development Company, the group will operate Makkah Millennium Hotel and Makkah Millennium Towers, under the global flagship of Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa with the agreement coming […]

Bateel opens sixth Riyadh café and boutique

by Crystal Chesters | 23 Aug 2017

Bateel International has opened its sixth location in Riyadh at the Al Hamra Mall, Shaikh Hasan Ibn Hussain Ibn Ali Road. Home to a boutique and café, retail items include dates, chocolates, pralines, truffles and fine food products. The café will serve Mediterranean cuisine with Arabic hospitality, including breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Established in […]

Abu Dhabi targets Saudi Arabian market

by Patrick Ryan | 08 Aug 2017

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) has launched a major drive to target tourists from the Saudi Arabian market. According to TCA Abu Dhabi Director General, His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, the campaign has been launched with the close ties with Saudi Arabia in mind. “The GCC, and especially the Saudi market, […]

First DoubleTree by Hilton to open in Jeddah

by Patrick Ryan | 06 Aug 2017

Hilton has announced the signing of a management agreement with Fahd Abdallah al-Harbi & Sons Limited to open DoubleTree by Hilton Jeddah Al Salamah District in Saudi Arabia. The hotel is expected to be open for business in Q1 2020. “Saudi Arabia features our largest pipeline in the Middle East, and we are pleased to […]

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, […]

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