Best Western has opened its first hotel in
Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
King Abdul-Aziz Road in downtown Riyadh, within easy reach of King
Fahd and King Abdullah Streets, the Best Western Orchid Hotel is
located close to all major companies and government departments.
The 10-storey hotel features 86 air-conditioned
rooms and suites, all with a range of modern facilities including microwaves, refrigerators, work desks with conveniently-placed
power outlets, tea and coffee-making facilities, televisions with
cable channels and free in-room high-speed internet access.
Hotel facilities include an all-day dining restaurant,
fitness center and laundry services. The property also offers a
range of facilities for corporate guests, including a
24-hour business center, computer rental, printing and copying services, a range of meeting rooms and, of course, complimentary
hotel-wide internet access.
“We are delighted to
announce the opening of the Best Western Orchid Hotel – our debut
in yet another major capital city in Saudi Arabia,” said Glenn de
Souza, Best Western International’s Vice President International
Operations – Asia & the Middle East. “Best Western
International foresees a bright future for Saudi Arabia. With a
fast-growing economy driving the business travel sector and
pilgrimage traffic that is going from strength-to-strength, demand
for hotel accommodation in the Kingdom will grow exponentially in
the next decade. And with more than 1,500 comfortable, convenient
hotel rooms expected coming on line by 2015, Best Western
International will be at the forefront of this exciting country’s
travel and tourism boom.”
Western International entered Saudi Arabia earlier this year with
the launch of the Best Western PLUS Sand Rose Suites in the Gulf
city of Al Khobar. Following the launch of its second property
Best Western Orchid Hotel, the company’s nationwide expansion will
really gather pace. In the next two years, Best Western
International expects to open nine new hotels in seven cities
across the Kingdom, adding 1,589 rooms to the country’s inventory.
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