Rosewood Hotels and Resorts will open a new property in Saudi Arabia in 2025. The Rosewood Riyadh will be within Diriyah Gate, a new mixed-use development project adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of At-Turaif.

The new hotel will have 250 rooms including 202 rooms and suites and 48 Wadi Suites ranging from one to three bedrooms. Other features are four restaurants and bars; Asaya (Rosewood’s branded spa), a fitness centre and meetings and events spaces including a ballroom. The hotel will be its second property in Saudi Arabia, joining Rosewood Jeddah, and fourth in the region, including Rosewood Abu Dhabi and Rosewood Doha opening in 2022.

“We are thrilled to further our presence in the Middle East with an opening in Riyadh, a historic trade hub and exemplar of 21st century vision, that is now a major destination for international business and cultural exploration,” said Sonia Cheng, chief executive officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “The Diriyah Gate development is bringing the destination to an expanded international audience of discerning travellers and we’re excited to be a part of the city’s continued evolution and commitment to redeveloping heritage areas for future generations.”

“Rosewood will bring a level of refinement to Diriyah, mirroring the past whilst providing guests with the excitement of the future, in the same way Diriyah will lead travellers from Saudi’s historical past to the present. The exclusive nature of the Rosewood experience will bring excitement to Diriyah through the development of their renowned wellness offerings, famed Explorers Club and F&B talent. Guests will be immersed in a cultural journey spanning the centuries through the joint efforts of Diriyah and the Rosewood team; we are excited to unveil more in the coming months” said Jerry Inzerillo, Group CEO of DGDA.