The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, one of the fastest growing hotel companies in the world, has announced the signing of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al-Sahafa in the Kingdom.
This takes the group’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia to 36 hotels in operation and under development, with six hotels in Riyadh alone.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al-Sahafa will open in Q1 2019.
The hotel’s location in the North Business District of Riyadh offers first-class accessibility to King Khalid International Airport and is at the intersection of major highways, Olaya Street and King Fahd Road.
It is located close to Riyadh’s new King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), which is also scheduled to open later this year to become one of the region’s major financial hubs.
Elie Younes, executive vice president & chief development officer of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “We are pleased to continue boosting our presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and we appreciate and thank our respected partner, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Sulaiman bin Akrash for the commitment and contributions ... toward the Saudi Vision 2030 in promoting tourism.”
He added: We are confident that the business fundamentals, and the major infrastructure projects being developed in line with the Kingdom’s future vision, will help accelerate further economic growth for the country and create more opportunities for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group to make several valuable contributions to the economy and communities where we operate.
The hotel will have 163 rooms and suites, a restaurant and an executive lounge.
The meeting and events space spreads over more than 900 square meters and includes a ballroom. The leisure facilities will include a gym and male and female spas.
Sulaiman bin Akrash said: We are pleased to enter into an agreement with Carlson Rezidor, one of the world’s leading hotel operators.
We are excited about our project in the key commercial and financial hub of Riyadh. We look forward to working with one of the world’s most ethical hotel companies to bring international expertise and knowledge of the upper upscale hospitality industry.