The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has signed a deal to open the Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Sahafa in Saudi Arabia. This brings the group’s portfolio in the Kingdom to 36 hotels in operation and under development, with six hotels in Riyadh. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Sahafa is slated to open in Q1 2019 and will be operated by the Rezidor Hotel Group.
The hotel with 163 guestrooms and suites in the North Business District of Riyadh is near King Khalid International Airport and is at the intersection of major highways, Olaya Street and King Fahd Road. Radisson Blu Hotel, Riyadh Al Sahafa is close to Riyadh’s new King Abdullah Financial District, which is also scheduled to open later this year.
The Carlson Rezidor Group’s next hotel to open in Riyadh, later this year, is Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter. The group has aimed to achieve its target to operate over 100 hotels across the Middle East by 2020 with its growing pipeline in Saudi Arabia. In Saudi Arabia, the group currently has over 9,000 guestrooms in operation or under development.
Carlson Rezidor also opened the Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem last month in Makkah, also known as Mecca. The Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem is near King Abdulaziz International Airport, Al Taif International Airport and the holy sites of Al Rajhi Mosque, Arafat, Mina, Mozdalifa, Jabal Thawr and Jabal Nur. Also operated by the Rezidor Hotel Group, the new Park Inn has 459 guestrooms and suites.