Marriott to open two properties in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in 2018

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.”

FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER

Like this story? Subscribe to Operations!

Hospitality professionals turn to Operations as their go-to source for breaking news on guest rooms, food & beverage, hospitality trends, management, and more. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox daily and read on the go.

Suggested Articles

McKibbon Hospitality manages the 200-room Hyatt House Chicago/West Loop-Fulton Market.

The Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco at Embarcadero will replace the Loews Regency San Francisco in 2020.

As much as sustainability is deemed a goal to satisfy consumer demands, the main concern remains the impact it will have on profitability.