Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania Welcomes Guests

by Mahak Mannan | 11 Dec 2018

Hyatt has announced the opening of Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania, marking the introduction of the Hyatt Place brand in Saudi Arabia. Developed by Saudi Marhaba Hospitality & Tourism Company, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania joins Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Park Hyatt Jeddah, and Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, further strengthening Hyatt’s portfolio of brands in Saudi Arabia and overall

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

The Business: Hakkasan

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Oct 2017

Catering News speaks to Milos Zekovic, the recently appointed operations manager of Hakkasan Middle East about the company’s upcoming Riyadh venue and staying relevant in a market flooded with contemporary Asian concepts Having been in the UAE for 10 years now, Milos Zekovic, the recently appointed operations manager at Hakkasan Middle East, takes pride in

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

Middle East hotel room pipeline grows by 6.6%

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

There are 166,166 rooms in 590 hotel projects under contract in the Middle East according to data supplied by STR. The latest STR report reveals that the number of rooms under contract in the Middle East has increased by 6.6%  compared with July 2016. The Middle East reported 95,089 rooms in 301 projects in the

World’s biggest Nando’s opens in Riyadh

by Crystal Chesters | 20 Jul 2017

Nando’s has opened its biggest outlet in the world in Riyadh. Located on Thalia Street in the heart of Riyadh, the flagship location serves the brand’s signature Afro-Portuguese menu with flame-grilled chicken and a variety of sides. Richard Barclay, COO Foodmark said: “With the peri-peri flavor so loved by our Saudi Arabian customers, it was

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,

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

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

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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