Marriott has signed a long-term management agreement
with Fawaz Abdul Aziz Al Hokair and Associates Hotels Company for a
250-room luxury JW Marriott hotel and a 50-unit deluxe Marriott
Executive Apartments in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Both properties are
scheduled to open in 2013.
They will share the same footprint and
will be located approximately 20 kilometers north of Riyadh’s
central business district as part of a large suburban master plan
that will also include a business park consisting of a huge
cluster of office buildings, a shopping mall planned to
accommodate 450,000 visitors a week, five residential compounds
comprised of 1,300 units; a nine-hole golf course and a water
Accommodations at the
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh will boast stylish
furnishings, plush bed and bath linens, flat screen television,
high-speed internet access and an in-room mini-bar.
dining and entertainment, the hotel will offer an all-day dining
restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge and a themed
lounge. Recreational amenities will include two full spas with
separate men’s and women’s facilities, two health and leisure
clubs with separate men’s and women’s facilities including
separate locker rooms, sauna, whirlpool and fitness room. An
outdoor swimming pool and access to the nearby nine-hole golf
course complete the recreational offerings.
amenities will include a business center, an executive level and
lounge, 24-hour room service and a selection of retail shops.
For social events and conferences, the JW Marriott Hotel
Riyadh will have 29,500 square feet of space consisting of the
following: two 10,000-square foot ballrooms, a 5,000-square foot
primary meeting room that will be divisible into five sections,
six 500-square foot breakout rooms, two board rooms and landscaped
gardens providing space for seasonal outdoor events.
The Marriott Executive
Apartments Riyadh will share the same building as the JW Marriott
Hotel Riyadh but will have its own exclusive entrance. The
property will feature 50 one, two and three-bedroom
stylishly-furnished apartments that include a fully-equipped
kitchen, high speed internet access, telephone with two lines and
flat screen television.
Among the property’s amenities will
be a coffee shop serving three meals daily, a Grab & Go kiosk for
resident’s on-the-go, an internet corner, a shopping service, maid
service and an exclusive resident’s lounge. The property will also
have its own exclusive, gated outdoor swimming pool and health
club with separate men and women’s facilities.
International portfolio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia currently
consists of three deluxe Marriott-branded hotels in Riyadh, Jeddah
and Madinah. Under construction are the following seven
• 200-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel in
Riyadh’s Olaya business district
• 300-room Courtyard by
Marriott Jeddah Mall of Arabia close to the airport
Marriott Executive Apartments property in Jeddah
Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Jeddah’s central business district
• 250-room Marriott hotel in Damman
• 50-unit Marriott
Executive Apartment property in Damman
• 220-room Courtyard by
Marriott hotel in Jubail
By the end of 2013, the Marriott
International portfolio in Saudi Arabia will total 13 hotels.
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