Marriott International revealed its first-ever full service hotel in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The announcement of two properties, Al Khobar Marriott Hotel and Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar, was made following a recent signing agreement with Ali Bin Sultan & Brothers Group Holding, a leading local organisation with interests in the construction, manufacturing and hotel industries.
Due to be completed in 2018, the Al Khobar Marriott Hotel will comprise of a total of 200 rooms. The 80-unit Marriott Executive Apartments in the vicinity is also due to be completed at the same time. Both properties will be managed by Marriott International under a long-term agreement with the owners - Ali Bin Sultan & Brothers Group Holding.
“Growing domestic demand and a strong corporate sector within the oil and gas industry are all fuelling development of Al Khobar’s hotel industry in Saudi Arabia," said Alex Kyriakidis, president, Middle East & Africa of Marriott International. "We see huge potential for growth in the Kingdom and today’s agreement is testament to this.”