Marriott signs three expansion project deals in Saudi Arabia

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As part of its ongoing commitment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Marriott International announced three deal signings in Jeddah with the Al Murjan Group. The projects will add over 500 rooms in the country and will feature the Middle East’s first Delta Hotel by Marriott along with Jeddah’s first Marriott Executive Apartments and Four Points by Sheraton.

“We are delighted to work with the Al Murjan Group on three exciting new projects in Saudi Arabia. In doing so, we will be expanding our brand portfolio in the region with the debut of Delta Hotels by Marriott while further strengthening the presence of Four Points by Sheraton and Marriott Executive Apartments,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

He added “we remain committed to supporting the growth of the hospitality sector in the Kingdom with the addition of properties, training programs and jobs with the purpose of enhancing the country’s mission to build a thriving economy.”

“The partnership with Marriott represents an important milestone for us as we are developing three new brands in the city, in line with our commitment to be first-movers,” said Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalid Bin Mahfouz, Head of Al Murjan Group. “The Group’s ambition is to develop world-class destinations in the Kingdom. We believe in working with best-in-class partners to achieve this, and have partnered with Marriott after a competitive process conducted by JLL, our advisors, who are also assisting us on the project delivery.”

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Jeddah Al Salam and Marriott Executive Apartments Jeddah, Al Salam will be part of the Al Salam project, located on King Abdulaziz Road and Al Salam Road at the Globe Roundabout, in Jeddah. Developed by the Al Murjan Group, the mixed-use project will include commercial and retail space along with the two hotels. The hotels are scheduled to open by 2023.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Jeddah Al Salam will feature 175 rooms – including 25 suites, two dining outlets, recreational facilities and a 3,000sqm grand ballroom with pre-function space including four meeting rooms. Marriott Executive Apartments Jeddah, Al Salam will operate 100 stylish apartments (one, two and three bedrooms) with fully equipped kitchens along with a dining outlet, a fitness center and swimming pool.

The Four Points by Sheraton Jeddah, Corniche Obhur will be located on the South Obhur Corniche and will include 306 rooms – 196 studio rooms and 110 one bedroom suites, two F&B outlets, a fitness center with an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, in addition to a boardroom for meeting space. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2019.

With a presence of over four decades in the Kingdom, the country is Marriott International’s second largest market in the Middle East with 23 operating hotels and more than 6,700 rooms across nine cities. This growth is set to continue following the recent announcement of ambitious plans to more than double its number of hotels in in Saudi Arabia. This rapid expansion is in support of growing the tourism sector as outlined in the Saudi Vision 2030.

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