Saudi hotels

Langham Hospitality Group secures deal for Jeddah hotel

by Sophia Soltani | 23 Dec 2016

Langham Hospitality Group has inked a deal with the Advanced Hotels Company to manage The Langham, Jeddah – a luxury urban hotel in Saudi Arabia. The new hotel is located within the downtown core directly across a new shopping complex and is slated to open in the summer of 2018. The agreement was signed in

Saudi Prince, Alwaleed bin Talal sells Four Seasons hotel Toronto in $170m mega-deal

by Sophia Soltani | 03 Oct 2016

Saudi billionaire, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s company has sold the luxury Four Seasons hotel in Toronto for $170 million. The Kingdom Holding Company said that it sold the hotel for 225 million Canadian dollars to Shahid Khan, the Pakistani-American businessman who founded auto parts maker Flex-N-Gate and owns English Premier League club Fulham. KHC said

Dur Hospitality inks deal with Dar Al Hijrah for selection of turnkey projects

by Sophia Soltani | 28 Aug 2016

Saudi based hotel developer and operator, Dur Hospitality has inked a deal with realtor, Dar Al Hijrah for a selection of turnkey hospitality projects. The Public investment fund (PIF) represented by the Saudi Real Estate Development Company Dar Al-Hijrah and Dur Hospitality, the Saudi Company specialising in hotel development and operations through local and international

Starwood Hotels expands footprint in Saudi Arabia

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Aug 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide have revealed further expansion plans in Saudi Arabia with the signing of a new Sheraton in the holy city of Makkah. Owned by Altayyar Travel Group Holding Company (TDWL: ALTAYYAR AB), Sheraton Makkah Jabal Al Kaaba is scheduled to open by the end of the year.  The hotel is located

Face to Face: Shine on Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

With building selective partnerships at the forefront of why Dur Hospitality’s business model is so successful, Dr. Badr al Badr, CEO, Dur Hospitality tells Sophia Soltani why spiritual hospitality is at the core of his ethics and how he plans on driving forward $400m worth of new hotel projects in Saudi Arabia. Leading Saudi hospitality

Conrad Makkah taps into religious hospitality & tourism capital of the world

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jul 2016

Makkah is poised to become one of the world’s leading religious hospitality and tourism destinations as Saudi Arabia boosts tourism efforts and aims to enhance the Umrah and Hajj experience for pilgrims, according to industry experts. The Holy City is expected to witness a growing hotel supply through 2018, according to Colliers International’s Q1 2016

Saudi Arabia leads the way for hotels under construction

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jul 2016

According to the latest report issued by STR, the June Pipeline Report highlighted that 154,576 rooms in 550 hotels are under contract in the Middle East and 55,736 rooms in 289 hotels under contract in Africa.  The under contract total in the Middle East for June represented a 23.5% increase in rooms compared to June

Approval of 24 new projects to bolster tourism in Asir, Saudi Arabia

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Jul 2016

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has approved 24 new projects in the tourism housing sector. Asir Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage head Mohammad Al-Umrah said hotels across the Kingdom, particularly in Asir, are playing a vital role in the growing sector. “17 of the 24 projects will be new hotels

AccorHotels opens first Novotel in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Jul 2016

AccorHotels has announced the opening of a new seaside Novotel in Yanbu, the Red Sea port city in the western province of Madinah, Saudi Arabia.  Novotel Yanbu is AccorHotels’ second property in the city, following ibis Yanbu, which opened in 2014. Novotel Yanbu is owned by Al Hokair Group and operated under franchise agreement with

Saudi Commission for Tourism bans four types of TV channels in hotels

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Jun 2016

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has banned four types of TV channels from airing in any of the hospitality establishments based in Makkah and Madinah. Madinah SCTH Director Khalid Al-Shihrani said the commission implemented new regulations on hotels and other establishments in the hospitality industry to respect the holiness of the

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