KERZNER INTERNATIONAL AND AL KHOZAMA MANAGEMENT COMPANY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SAUDI OGER ANNOUNCE PLANS FOR NEW ONE&ONLY RESORT IN JEDDAH
Property to Be The First One&Only Resort in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia--20 May 2013--Kerzner International Holdings Limited, which through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts and luxury hotels, has entered into an agreement with Al Khozama Management Company, an award-winning Saudi developer and owner of luxury hotels, in partnership with Saudi Oger, to develop and operate a new One&Only resort in Jeddah on the Red Sea.
With approximately 150 luxurious guest rooms, suites and villas, a prestigious One&Only residential component, world-class dining and retail options, plus a health spa, the resort is set to become a destination for both business and leisure. The property will be strategically located in Obhur, north of Jeddah and will boast extensive meeting facilities, creating a new epicentre for business in the city. The 95,000 SQM resort is located less than 30 minutes from King Abdulaziz International Airport and will command an enviable 230 metres of beachfront. This will be One&Only’s first resort in The Kingdom.
“I am thrilled we are able to partner with Al Khozama Management Company and Saudi Oger to develop this world-class destination. Jeddah is the perfect location for the first One&Only experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The beachfront location is remarkable and I am very confident the resort will be well received by our many loyal One&Only guests and new guests alike,” says Alan Leibman, CEO, Kerzner International.
Like all properties within the One&Only and Al Khozama collections, One&Only Jeddah will place an emphasis on privacy while evoking a ‘sense of place’, showcasing the country’s rich history and reflecting the local culture with a design appeal to attract the contemporary traveller seeking ultimate luxury. As with all One&Only properties, this resort will offer innovative programming for families with children whilst carefully preserving space for adults only as well. Guests will also have access to a host of unique sporting and entertainment facilities on-site.
“Al Khozama is proud to be associated with Saudi Oger and Kerzner International. We are excited about this new development and its expected contribution to the continued growth of Jeddah in particular and that of the country’s hospitality sector in general,” commented His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khalid, Chairman, Al Khozama Management Company. “One&Only Resorts are found in the most beautiful locales in the world and this location is no exception. Coupled with the new experiences that One&Only will bring and the commanding position Al Khozama enjoys in the country for developing iconic properties, including the Al Faisaliah Complex in Riyadh, this resort will transform the hospitality offerings in Saudi Arabia.”
The synergies between One&Only Resorts and Al Khozama developments lie in both being conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locations in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unparalleled. These seven properties include the iconic One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas; One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico; One&Only Cape Town in South Africa and One&Only The Palm in Dubai. One&Only has also announced plans to develop a resort in Sanya, China, as well as One&Only Montenegro, the first property for the collection in Europe.
Kerzner International Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, is a leading international developer and operator of destination resorts and luxury hotels. Kerzner’s flagship brand is Atlantis, which includes Atlantis, Paradise Island, a 2,317 room ocean-themed destination resort in The Bahamas, as well as The Cove Atlantis and The Reef Atlantis in The Bahamas and Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, a 1,500-room, water-themed resort on The Palm, overlooking the Arabian Sea and mainland Dubai. Under the One&Only brand, Kerzner also manages seven of the top-rated luxury resort properties in the world, located in The Bahamas, Mexico, Mauritius, the Maldives, South Africa and Dubai. One&Only currently has two resorts under development—One&Only Sanya and One&Only Montenegro. Additionally, the Mazagan Beach Resort, a 500-room destination casino resort in Morocco, is also operated by Kerzner. For more information concerning Kerzner and its operating subsidiaries, visit kerzner.com.
About One&Only Resorts
Created exclusively for the luxury resort market, One&Only Resorts are conceived as hallmarks of excellence. Set in some of the most beautiful locales in the world, each award-winning resort offers guests a distinctive style and personality borne of its local culture, a genuine hospitality and a lively energy that is unrivalled. These properties include One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives; One&Only Le Saint Géran in Mauritius; One&Only Royal Mirage in Dubai; One&Only Ocean Club in The Bahamas, One&Only Palmilla in Los Cabos, Mexico, One&Only Cape Town, South Africa and One&Only The Palm, Dubai. One&Only recently announced plans to develop and operate a new One&Only resort in Sanya, Hainan, China, as well as One&Only Montenegro, the first property for the collection in Europe. More information on One&Only is available at oneandonlyresorts.com
About Al Khozama Management Company
Since 1995 Al Khozama Management Company (Al Khozama) has been the front-runner in developing, managing and investing in Saudi Arabian luxury commercial property. Combining smart investment in prime properties, outstanding vision for tomorrow’s trends and an innovative approach to property management, Al Khozama has consistently set the benchmark in both operational and aesthetic standards. This legacy includes the country’s first skyscraper, first multi-use complex and first hotel with 24-hour butler service, among many other landmarks.
Al Khozama's track record and ongoing success are based on diversified services in the hospitality, retail and office sectors. In hospitality Al Khozama leads the way with a portfolio ranging from leisure resorts and urban business hotels to retreats in religiously significant locations, such as Makkah and Medinah. As one of the country’s top 100 companies, Al Khozama remains mindful of its civic responsibilities as it continues to grow. With each premises that it owns or manages, the overall vision is to render new opportunities and improvements for the local community, as well as creating groundbreaking environments where business, pleasure and tourism can thrive.
About Saudi Oger Limited
Saudi Oger, established in 1978 as a construction company in Riyadh, gained growth momentum with the formation of Oger International in Paris in 1979. In relatively short period of time Saudi Oger has grown into a multi-company, multi-divisional organization with subsidiaries and affiliates in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Jordan, China, Paris and Morocco. Saudi Oger has undertaken several prestigious and complex projects that utilize advanced engineering and construction technologies. Saudi Oger line of business covers Construction, Facilities Management, Real Estate Development, Printing, Telecommunication, Utilities and IT services. Saudi Oger works to meet the highest standards in client satisfaction through services that matches international standards. News and information are available at www.saudioger.com ; Twitter @saudiogerltd