Warwick Hotels and Resorts has signed seven new hotels in Riyadh, Al Khobar and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia through new partnerships. The hotels are scheduled to open in the first and second quarters of 2018.
WHR will open Al Hamra Palace by Warwick, Dabab Hotel by Warwick, Makeen Homes by Warwick and Warwick Riyadh in the Saudi Arabian capital city. The group will also open the Salsabil by Warwick and the Taj Al Worwood by Warwick (originally named the Salsabil by Warwick) in Jeddah and the Warwick Al Khobar on Corniche Road. These new properties will expand the group’s presence in the Middle East to include 14 properties in the UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
WHR recently ended its management of the Warwick Dubai in April 2017 after the owner sold the property to First Investor. The property now operates under Carlton Hotel Management, First Investor's hotel division. Before then, WHR added the Warwick Ankara in Turkey to its portfolio in January 2017. The 32-room property, which was rebranded from the Mona Hotel, is the first property of the Warwick Hotels brand operating in Turkey.
The Mist Hotel & Spa by Warwick opened just a few months earlier in Ehden, Lebanon. The 71-room hotel is near the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Sarkis Mountain. WHR has operated two existing properties in Beirut since 2012: the Warwick Palm Beach Hotel and the Warwick Stone 55.
Jamal Serhan, SVP of Warwick Hotels and Resorts and CEO for MENA, said in a statement that the hotel group plans to expand further across the region in the UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco and Oman.