The FINANCIAL — Hyatt Hotels Corporation on May 12 announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into an agreement with Abdulelah Mohammed Ali Maghrabi Commercial Est. for a Hyatt Place hotel and a Hyatt House hotel in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
The hotels will be within one mile of each other and will be designed by Dubai-based Samuel Creations. Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road and Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street will join the luxurious Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa and the recently opened Hyatt Place Dubai/Al Rigga, according to Hyatt Hotels.
“We are delighted to announce the introduction of the Hyatt Place and Hyatt House brands to one of the largest countries in the Middle East,” said Peter Norman, senior vice president, real estate and development for Hyatt in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. “KSA remains an important hub for us, and the opening of these hotels will mark a significant milestone for Hyatt as these brands continue to expand worldwide and offer more choices to our guests in key gateway cities.”
“With more than 35 years of rich experience in the hospitality and residential industry, we are looking forward to adding Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road and Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street to the hospitality market of Saudi Arabia, and to providing the high quality service standards for which Hyatt’s brands are known,” said Abdulelah Maghrabi of Abdulelah Mohammed Ali Maghrabi Commercial Est.
Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road
Due to open in the second quarter of 2017, Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road will be centrally located on Medina Road, one of Jeddah’s main arteries, with connections to Jeddah’s King Abdulaziz International Airport and the historic downtown. Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road will offer 182 guestrooms, in addition to a number of food and beverage options, including complimentary hot breakfast for guests, the 24/7 Gallery Menu serving made-to-order entrees and appetizers around the clock, and a full service restaurant. The hotel will also offer more than 2,400 square feet (225 square meters) of meeting and event space.
Hyatt Place Jeddah/Medina Road is one of a number of Hyatt Place hotels under development in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), including Hyatt Place Dubai/Baniyas Square, which is expected to open in August 2015.
Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street
Due to open in the fourth quarter of 2016, Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street will be located in the Al Faysaliayah District, in close proximity to Sari and Thaliay Streets, which connect to the Corniche, Jeddah’s coastal resort area.
The hotel will offer 104 residentially inspired upscale den guestrooms, studio and one-bedroom Kitchen Suites, in addition to more than 1,000 square feet (100 square meters) of meeting space. The hotel will also offer a restaurant, prayer room and fitness center. Hyatt House Jeddah/Sari Street will be the first Hyatt House hotel to open in the GCC.
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