Marriott International has announced it has signed an agreement with Sela Sport Company to develop two new luxury hotels in Saudi Arabia. Slated to open in 2022, The St Regis Riyadh will be located at the entrance of the Diplomatic Quarter, close to the city’s embassies and central business district.
Also expected to open in 2022, The Jeddah Edition will be situated on the corniche of Jeddah and close to the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit.
“We are thrilled to work with Sela Sport Company to bring these exciting new projects to Riyadh and Jeddah,” said Jerome Briet, Chief Development Officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International.
“These signings showcase both the growth of the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia and the strong interest in our portfolio of sought-after luxury brands.”
“We are honoured to sign an agreement with Marriott International to open The St Regis Riyadh and The Jeddah Edition,” said Dr Rakan Al-Harthy, Managing Director, Sela Sport Company.
“The St Regis Riyadh will be part of the ‘Via Riyadh’ which will be an ultra-luxurious zone of the Riyadh Season 2021, the six-month event that celebrates the city and its culture. The Jeddah Edition will be perfectly located in the Jeddah Yacht Club and Marina, Jeddah’s most anticipated destination and will be part of the city’s vibrant celebrations and events during Jeddah Season.”