French hotel giant inks deal for Novotel Suites in Saudi Arabia

196-key property in Al Khobar is the fourth project between AccorHotels and Al-Mohammadia Almotahda
French hotel giant inks deal for Novotel Suites in Saudi Arabia
Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer of AccorHotels Middle East.
By Staff writer
Fri 22 Apr 2016 09:56 AM

French hospitality giant AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with Saudi family group Al-Mohammadia Almotahda for an upper midscale Novotel Suites in Al Khobar.

The 196-key property is the fourth project between AccorHotels and Al-Mohammadia Almotahda in Saudi Arabia and will be the first Novotel Suites in the Eastern Province.

Olivier Granet, managing director and chief operating officer of AccorHotels Middle East, said: “We have had the pleasure of working with the group on a number of properties including the first ibis that was introduced to the kingdom in 2012.

"I am certain that with our partner’s expertise in the local real estate market we will create a unique offering for visitors to the Eastern Province.”

The development of Novotel Suites Khobar will entail the conversion of an existing serviced apartments building, which will undergo a refurbishment in order to reflect Novotel Suites’ brand standards.

The project is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018.

The new property is the 35th hotel to be under development in the kingdom and will include an all-day dining restaurant in addition to a lobby lounge. Guests will also be able to enjoy the hotel’s indoor swimming pool and health club.

AccorHotels currently operates 75 hotels in the Middle East, encompassing close to 20,000 rooms across the luxury and economy segments. The Group has another 53 hotels under development in the region, bringing an additional 14,000 rooms to the Middle East.

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