By Devina Divecha
Rezidor's portfolio in Saudi Arabia's Dammam will increase to three hotels and 560 rooms and serviced apartments
Rezidor has signed two new hotels in Dammam: the mid-scale Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Dammam Industrial City and the upper-upscale Radisson Blu Hotel Dammam Al Faisaliyah.
The former will offer 300 units and open in 2016. The latter, with 260 keys, is scheduled to welcome the first guests in 2018.
Rezidor already operates a Park Inn by Radisson in Dammam; these new signings will increase its local portfolio to three hotels with 650 rooms and serviced apartments.
"Dammam is the capital and centre of the Eastern province and a strategically important location for us. Our growing portfolio in this key city further strengthens our network in Saudi Arabia – the Kingdom is a focus country for our group. The recent vision for the country lays further confidence for our commitment to accelrate our expansion in the country," said Rezidor president and CEO Wolfgang M. Neumann.
The Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Dammam Industrial City is under construction and located in a business hub with 340 factories and 75,000 employees. The hotel comprises 196 rooms and 104 serviced apartments, an all-day-dining restaurant and a speciality restaurant, meeting & event facilities across 950m2, a gym, spa, pool, and children's play area.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Dammam Al Faisaliyah will be built at the intersection of King Fahd Road and Dharan Jubail Express Way. It will be part of the upcoming 5D Business Park, a 6,500m2 offering. The property will have 200 guest rooms and 60 serviced apartments, two restaurants, conference facilities of almost 650m2, a business class lounge, a gym, and a kids' daycare centre.