SOFITEL AL KHOBAR THE CORNICHE RECEIVES THE ROYAL SEAL OF APPROVAL
Sofitel AL Khobar The Corniche Recieves The Royal Seal Of Approval As Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz Attends The Grand Opening Followed By A Gala Dinner Hosted By Mr. Saad Al-Dajaam and Mr. Gerard Pelisson
24th October 2010 – The Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche was officially opened in the presence of His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of the Eastern Province. The grand opening was attended by the owner, Mr. Saad Al-Dajaam, Mr. Sami Nasser, Sofitel Vice President, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean and Mr. Magdy Al Badry, General Manager of Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche, and the management team.
Prince Mohammed said “This is an impressive hotel and we need more such hotels in this region because more and more people from other parts of Saudi Arabia are visiting the Eastern Province”
Mr. Saad Al Dajaam said “This is a proud moment for us and Sofitel will provide a big boost to tourism industry in the Eastern Province”
Mr. Sami Nasser, Sofitel Vice President, Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean commented on receiving the news: “On behalf of Sofitel Luxury Hotels, we would like to offer our sincerest thanks and praise to Prince Mohammed and Mr. Saad Al Dajaam. Consistent with the Sofitel Luxury brand’s image and positioning, we are confident that Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche will be the landmark property for the Sofitel brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and will complement our other properties which will open in 2011 in Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Egypt, Mauritius”.
The following evening a Gala dinner was hosted by Mr. Saad Al Dajaam and Mr. Gerard Pelisson, Co-founder of Accor Group in the presence of Mrs. Dominique Colliat, Senior Vice President Operations Sofitel EMEA, Mr. Bertrand Besancenot, French Ambassador in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Dr. Abderahman Belgat from Accor and amongst other local VIP guests and dignitaries.
Mr. Gerard Pelisson expressed his thanks and praise to the owner Mr. Saad Al Dajaam and said “Accor Group is committed to working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and has an established history in the country with properties in Riyadh and Jeddah, so when my friend Saad invited me to open a Sofitel hotel in Al Khobar I was delighted to accept”.
Mrs. Dominique Colliat, supported Mr. Gerard Pelisson by adding that “Sofitel Al Khobar is truly representative of Sofitel Luxury Hotels ambition to be the leading hotel operator in GCC and Middle East region”
The Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche is located on the east coast of Saudi Arabia, in the city of Al Khobar, an important regional economic centre reputed for its luxurious malls, pedestrian streets, and numerous cafés and restaurants.This elegant hotel looks out over the Arabian Gulf and offers views over both the town and the sea through the huge glass windows in its lobby and two panoramic lifts. The hotel is located a few minutes’ walk from the town centre along the Corniche Boulevard and is the ideal destination for both business and leisure guests.
The elegant interiors of The Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche created by Dubai agency, WA International are imbibed with the spirit of the Orient, whilst the powerful silhouette of the Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche dominates the coastline. The hotel offers 229 rooms, 30 suites and a Royal suite. The hotel features three restaurants; Café Chic, designed around a spectacular central kitchen; Chocolate Lounge, offering fine pastries, ice creams and sorbets, along with an astounding variety of “home-made” chocolate drinks and Manzanita Club, serving delicious smoothies, vitamin-enriched fruit juice and invigorating tea on the terrace, with panoramic views of the town and Arabian Gulf. The Sofitel Club, reserved to guests from the executive floors, offers additional personalised service and an exclusive environment.
The So FIT area at Sofitel Al-Khobar The Corniche looks out over the Gulf and features premium “Life Fitness” equipment, a swimming pool, Jacuzzis, sauna a steam bath together with beauty and hair salon, and a wide range of massage, body care and relaxation treatments.
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