Carlson Rezidor has announced plans to introduce its lifestyle select brand, Radisson RED into Saudi Arabia. The Radisson RED Makarunah is set to feature 280 units with a planned opening in Q2 2018. Alongside the new Radisson RED, Rezidor has announced the mid-scale Park Inn by Radisson Madinah Road, an 84-room property which marks the first operational Park Inn in Jeddah and will welcome guests in Q1 2017.
Discussing the new entries to the region, Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and CEO of Rezidor, said: “Saudi Arabia is a key focus country for Rezidor. Our total portfolio in the kingdom now features 29 hotels with more than 5,600 rooms, and we want to further expand our network together with our partners in the region. Jeddah is a strategic hub, and we’re delighted to bring Radisson RED to this core market.
“The launch of Radisson RED and the opening of our first Park Inn by Radisson in Jeddah allow us to diversify our offer to our guests, leverage operational and commercial synergies, and unlock additional value for our owners”, said Elie Younes, executive vice president and chief development officer of Rezidor.
The Radisson RED Makarunah will be located close to lifestyle and entertainment areas in Jeddah such as Tahlia Street, Corniche Road, Mall of Arabia and Red Sea Mall. The international airport will be 11km away. Besides 230 rooms, the hotel will comprise the restaurant Ktchn + Ouibar, a further speciality restaurant and a pool bar, 315sqm of meeting facilities, a gym and a pool.
The Park Inn by Radisson Madinah Road will open its doors on one of the main axes of Jeddah: Madinah Road cuts directly through the city centre and is the sole road connecting the North and South of Jeddah. The hotel will offer 84 guest rooms, an all-day-dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, 170sqm of meeting space, and a gym.