Carlson Rezidor signed five new projects in Saudi Arabia, increasing its presence in the Kingdom to 22 hotels and almost 4,000 rooms in operation and under development. The upper upscale brand Radisson Blu and the midscale offer Park Inn by Radisson are the group’s core brands.
The portfolio additions in Saudi Arabia comprise the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Jeddah Corniche (100 rooms and 60 apartments), the Radisson Blu Red Sea Palace Hotel, Jeddah (261 rooms), the Radisson Blu Plaza Residence, Jeddah Salihiyah (120 apartments), the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Riyadh Nasiriyah (184 rooms) and the Park Inn by Radisson Dammam (90 rooms).
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Jeddah Corniche is scheduled to open in Q1 2017. The new build property will be located near Jeddah’s Corniche, overlooking the Red Sea, and will only be three miles from the international airport King Abdulaziz. Besides 100 guestrooms and 60 serviced apartments, the property will comprise an all-day dining restaurant, a dining hall and a coffee shop. Further offers will include more than 5,920 square feet of meeting space including a banquet hall, a health club and spa and an outdoor pool.
The Radisson Blu Red Sea Palace Hotel, Jeddah is a conversion of the existing Red Sea Palace Hotel and will fly the Radisson Blu flag in Q3 2014. Located in the downtown area of Jeddah, the hotel is within walking distance from the major shopping and sightseeing spots. It comprises 261 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, a café and a coffee shop as well as almost 3,230 square feet of conferencing space, a gym and a spa.
The Radisson Blu Plaza Residence, Jeddah Salihiyah is the conversion of a recently completed apartment building and located on King Abdullah Road. The residence will welcome the first guests in the first half of 2015 and offer 120 apartments. It will have an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge café, 5,059-square-foot meeting space, a gym and an outdoor pool.
The Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Riyadh Nasiriyah is the conversion of an existing hotel and scheduled to re-open under the Park Inn by Radisson name in late 2014. The building is located on Al Matheer street in Riyadh’s Nasiriyah district. The midmarket property will have184 rooms, two restaurants, a coffee shop, a gift shop, a 3,229-square-foot ballroom, two meeting rooms, a wellness center, a gym and a pool.
The 90-key Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Damman is located on Corniche Road and comprises two meeting rooms, an all-day dining restaurant and lounge, as well as a wellness center with spa and gym. Set to open during the first quarter of 2015, this conversion will be a Park Inn by Radisson hotel.
One of Carlson Rezidor’s properties in the Middle East, Park Inn by Radisson Al Khobar