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 park.
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.
For 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.
Additional 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.
The Marriott 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 properties:
• 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
• 100-unit Marriott Executive Apartments property in Jeddah
• 250-room 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.