Langham Hospitality Group has signed an agreement with Advanced Hotels Company to manage a luxury hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The Langham, Jeddah is expected to open in the summer of 2018 in the city’s downtown area, directly across a new shopping complex and with a 360-degree view of the city and Corniche.
“We are delighted to introduce the Langham brand to Jeddah as we have been searching for the ideal location in the Kingdom to add to our portfolio,” Robert Warman, CEO of Langham Hospitality Group, said in a statement.
Created by David T’Kint and his team at the Dubai office of interior design firm HBA, The Langham, Jeddah will have 238 guestrooms and 39 suites with “classic yet elegantly contemporary furnishings” that evoke the brand’s European heritage.
As the second-largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah is a modern commercial hub and gateway for pilgrimages to the Islamic holy cities of Makkah (or Mecca) and Medina. The city’s Al-Balad historic district dates to the 7th century and retains traditional homes built from coral.
The Langham Place, Jeddah will be the company’s first hotel in Saudi Arabia and its fourth hotel in the Middle East. The Langham Place Lusail, Doha, is also scheduled to open in 2018, as is the Langham Place Downtown Dubai. The Langham, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai is slated to open next year as the company’s first hotel in the Middle East.