While the past year has been a tough one, over the last few weeks we have seen the hospitality industry come together with new hotel openings in the region. Here is a quick look on a few of the hotel openings that have impressed us.
SLS Dubai Hotel and Residences
Location – Dubai
Number of Rooms/Suites – 254 Hotel Rooms and 321 Hotel Apartments
Located in the Downtown district, SLS Dubai offers incomparable 360-degree views over the city, with unobstructed views of the iconic Burj Khalifa, along with a clear overhead of the calming Dubai Creek. The impressive 75-storey tower makes SLS Dubai one of the tallest hotels and residences in the region. SLS Dubai features 254 expertly designed hotel rooms by acclaimed designer Paul Bishop, 371 residential units, 321 hotel apartments.
Renaissance Riyadh Hotel
Location – Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Number of Rooms/Suites – 266 Suites
Situated in the business hub of the King Abdullah Financial District and within close proximity to Riyadh International Airport, Renaissance Riyadh Hotel is expected to feature 266 thoughtfully designed suites, three food and beverage outlets and leisure facilities such as a spa, pool and fitness centre. The hotel is slated to introduce the brand’s unique positioning which connects travellers to the spirit of its local neighbourhood through unexpected design, entertaining evening rituals and engaging Navigators, the brand’s neighbourhood ambassadors.
Aloft Makkah Taysir
Location – Holy City of Makkah – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Number ofv Rooms/Suites – 1000 Rooms
Aloft Makkah Taysir, which will be situated in the Holy City of Makkah, is anticipated to be the brand’s largest hotel in the world with plans for 1,000 guest rooms. Aloft Makkah Taysir is slated to feature the brand’s innovative use of technology and design to enhance the guest experience as well as signature Aloft amenities including the Re:mix Lounge; Re:fuel® by Aloft, offering a 24/7 grab-and-go gourmet menu; and Re:charge, Aloft’s 24-hour fitness centre.
Courtyard by Marriott Makkah Kudai
Location – Makkah Kudai – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Number of Rooms/Suites – 438 Rooms
Marriott International continues to further expand the footprint of Courtyard by Marriott in Saudi Arabia with the signing of Courtyard by Marriott Makkah Kudai. Slated to offer the brand’s timeless, classic style with inviting, flexible spaces and service that is above and beyond expectations, the hotel has plans for 438 spacious guest rooms, its signature Grab n’ Go market and a fitness centre.