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Marriott signs agreement to bring two new Luxury Hotels to Saudi Arabia

Marriott has announced the signing of an agreement with Sela Sport Company to develop two new luxury hotels in Saudi Arabia.

The St. Regis Riyadh

St. Regis Hotels & Resorts is renowned for delivering exquisite experiences at the best addresses around the world. The St. Regis Riyadh, slated to open in 2022, will be located at the entrance of the Diplomatic Quarter, close to the city’s embassies and central business district. The hotel will feature 83 guestrooms including 23 suites, along with two signature restaurants, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and spa. The St. Regis Riyadh will feature the brand’s signature hallmarks and traditions, including its bespoke Butler service and avant-garde style. The property will be a key part of ‘Via Riyadh’, a luxury mixed-use development with retail and entertainment outlets, located in the main zone of the Riyadh Season.

Related: Rosewood Hotels to open second Saudi Arabian property in Riyadh in 2025

The Jeddah EDITION

Unexpected and individualised, each EDITION property is completely unique and reflects the culture and social milieu of its location. Expected to open in 2022 with 63 guestrooms, The Jeddah EDITION will be situated in the new Jeddah Yacht Club & Marina and located on the edge of the Jeddah Corniche Circuit. The soon to open hotel is expected to feature a signature restaurant, lounge bar, rooftop bar, penthouse terrace, spa, fitness center, and an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool.

Related: Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts to open a new hotel in Jeddah

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Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International, said:

We are thrilled to work with Sela Sport Company to bring these exciting new projects to Riyadh and Jeddah. These signings showcase both the growth of the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia and the strong interest in our portfolio of sought-after luxury brands.

Dr. Rakan Al-Harthy, Managing Director, Sela Sport Company, said:

We are honored to sign an agreement with Marriott International to open The St. Regis Riyadh and The Jeddah EDITION. The St. Regis Riyadh will be part of the ‘Via Riyadh’ which will be an ultra-luxurious zone of the Riyadh Season 2021, the six-month event that celebrates the city and its culture. While The Jeddah EDITION will be perfectly located in the Jeddah Yacht Club and Marina, Jeddah’s most anticipated destination and will be part of the city’s vibrant celebrations and events during Jeddah Season.

The Jeddah EDITION and The St. Regis Riyadh are expected to further enhance Marriott International’s footprint across the Kingdom where it currently has a portfolio of over 30 properties with more than 9,000 rooms across 10 of its brands.

Meanwhile, Marriott signed an agreement to debut the Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand in Eleuthera.

Featured image of The St. Regis Riyadh by Marriott

What do you think of Marriott bringing its St. Regis brand to Riyadh and EDITION brand to Jeddah? Let me know in the comments section below.

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