Ritz-Carlton to open second Saudi hotel

2 May 2015 by GrahamSmith

Ritz-Carlton will open its second hotel in Saudi Arabia in late summer.

The new-build Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah — which joins the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh — will be located on eight acres of land on Al Hamra Corniche.

It will contain 224 guestrooms, including 30 royal suites that are each 500 sqm in size.

Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah

Facilities will include four restaurants and 5,885 sqm of meeting space, including a Grand Auditorium that can seat 1,500 people.

Herve Humler, Ritz-Carlton president and COO, said: "The opening of the Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah is a much-anticipated milestone for us as it not only introduces our signature standards in this growing market but also emphasizes our commitment to the Kingdom.

"This region is critical towards the achievement of our strategic goal of reaching 100 hotels globally and we are fortunate to have strong partners who share our vision."

The new hotel will be operated by Ritz-Carlton for Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance.

Ritz-Carlton currently has 88 hotels worldwide.

Last week, the group announced it has signed an agreement to open the highest hotel in Australia (see news, April 21).

Graham Smith

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