Marriott International has signed an agreement with real estate company Al Saedan Group to bring three new hotels to Saudi Arabia.
Under the multi-project agreement, the company will open Renaissance Riyadh Hotel, Aloft Makkah Taysir and Courtyard by Marriott Makkah Kudai by 2025.
The Renaissance Riyadh Hotel will be the country’s first Renaissance Hotel and located in the business hub of the King Abdullah Financial District.
It will feature 266 suites, three food and beverage outlets, a spa, pool and fitness centre and will be situated near Riyadh International Airport.
To be located in the holy city of Makkah, Aloft Makkah Taysir will feature 1,000 guest rooms, innovative use of technology and design to improve guest experience.
It is expected to be the brand’s largest hotel in the world and will be situated in close proximity to the Grand Mosque entrance.
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The hotel will also feature Aloft’s signature amenities including the Re:mix Lounge; Re:fuel by Aloft, offering a 24/7 grab-and-go gourmet menu; and Re:charge, Aloft’s 24-hour fitness centre.
To be located near Grand Mosque entrance, Courtyard by Marriott Makkah Kudai will feature 438 guest rooms, the brand’s signature Grab n’ Go market and a fitness centre.
In Saudi Arabia, Marriott International currently has more than 30 properties with more than 9,000 rooms across ten brands and nine cities.
Marriott International Europe, Middle East and Africa president Satya Anand said: “We are pleased to build on our fantastic relationship with Al Saedan Group and further expand our portfolio across Saudi Arabia with these milestone signings.
“These agreements underscore Marriott International’s commitment to supporting the growth of the Kingdom’s tourism sector and reinforces the continued demand we are seeing for our portfolio of brands across the country.”