Hotel giant continues Saudi expansion with three new deals

Marriott International announces new agreements to add more than 500 rooms in the Gulf kingdom
Hotel giant continues Saudi expansion with three new deals
Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.
By Sam Bridge
Sat 23 Jun 2018 12:46 PM

Marriott International has announced three deal signings in Jeddah with the Al Murjan Group. 

The projects will add more than 500 rooms in the country and will feature the Middle East’s first Delta Hotel by Marriott along with Jeddah’s first Marriott Executive Apartments and Four Points by Sheraton.

“We are delighted to work with the Al Murjan Group on three exciting new projects in Saudi Arabia. In doing so, we will be expanding our brand portfolio in the region,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

He added: “We remain committed to supporting the growth of the hospitality sector in the kingdom with the addition of properties, training programs and jobs with the purpose of enhancing the country’s mission to build a thriving economy.”

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Jeddah Al Salam and Marriott Executive Apartments Jeddah, Al Salam will be part of the Al Salam project, located on King Abdulaziz Road and Al Salam Road at the Globe Roundabout, in Jeddah. 

Developed by the Al Murjan Group, the mixed-use project will include commercial and retail space along with the two hotels which are scheduled to open by 2023.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Jeddah Al Salam will feature 175 rooms – including 25 suites, two dining outlets, recreational facilities and a 3,000 sq m grand ballroom.

Marriott Executive Apartments Jeddah, Al Salam will operate 100 apartments with fully equipped kitchens along with a dining outlet, a fitness centre and swimming pool.

The Four Points by Sheraton Jeddah, Corniche Obhur will include 306 rooms, two F&B outlets, a fitness centre with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, in addition to a boardroom for meeting space. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2019.

“The partnership with Marriott represents an important milestone for us as we are developing three new brands in the city, in line with our commitment to be first-movers,” said Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalid Bin Mahfouz, head of Al Murjan Group.

Saudi Arabia is Marriott’s second largest market in the Middle East with 23 operating hotels and more than 6,700 rooms across nine cities. This growth is set to continue following the recent announcement of plans to more than double its number of hotels in in Saudi Arabia.

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