STARWOOD HOTELS & RESORTS OPENS FIRST FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON IN SAUDI ARABIA
Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia Opens in the Heart of Riyadh
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – May 5, 2013 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announces the debut of the Four Points by Sheraton brand in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the new Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia. Owned by Khaldia Towers Company, a partnership between Al Jedaie Group and Al Hokair Group, the hotel is conveniently located 20 minutes from Riyadh’s business district and 45 minutes from the King Khalid International Airport, making it an ideal choice for today’s business traveller.
“We are delighted to partner with Khaldia Towers Company as we mark the entry of the Four Points by Sheraton brand into Saudi Arabia,” said Roeland Vos, President Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Europe, Africa & Middle East. “This project further underlines our commitment to continued expansion in Saudi Arabia, an important business and outbound travel destination.”
Mr. Othman S. Abahussain, General Manager of Khaldia Towers Company continued, “We are excited about the opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Khaldia in partnership with Starwood. Four Points by Sheraton is a solid brand and we believe Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia will be the ideal destination for business travellers in Riyadh.”
Starwood’s Four Points by Sheraton brand’s ‘best for business’ approach provides travellers with everything that matters the most with stylish design and an uncomplicated friendly approach to hospitality and service – all at a great value.
Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia will feature 376 guest rooms including 138 suites, all fitted with the brand’s signature Four Comfort Bed® and modern bathrooms with a separate walk-in shower. The suites are equipped with extra space, including a large sitting area and separate kitchenette. For guests who want to relax and refresh, the hotel will feature a fully- equipped fitness centre and spa, both available later this year.
Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia currently operates two convenient dining venues, including AlNakheel, the hotels all-day dining restaurant serving international cuisine and Khaldia Lounge, offering refreshments and snacks in the lobby area. Early 2014, the hotel will open Panorama which will serve the finest local flavours and offer spectacular views over Riyadh from the 26th floor.
The hotel features all of the brand’s defining elements, including free Wi-Fi in all public areas, reflecting the brand’s promise and insight into the needs of today’s traveller. To cater to business travellers, Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia also offers ultra-modern meeting and event space, including 18 purpose-built meeting rooms.
Starwood today operates close to 50 hotels and resorts across the Middle East under eight of the company’s nine distinct lifestyle brands including: The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, Sheraton, Westin, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Four Points by Sheraton and Aloft.
About Four Points by Sheraton
Great Hotels. Great Rates: With more than 170 Four Points by Sheraton hotels in nearly 30 countries, travellers can find the timeless style and comfort they’re looking for with genuine service and everything that matters most, all around the world. From Santiago to Shanghai and Milan to Milwaukee, Four Points by Sheraton hotels can be found in big urban centres, by the airport, near the beach, and in the suburbs. A recent $1 billion invested in renovations, conversions, and new-build hotels has made the brand stronger than ever. Four Points by Sheraton, like all brands within Starwood’s portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest® program, which offers a breakthrough policy of no blackout dates on Free Night Awards. To learn more, visit www.spg.com.
About Al Jedaie Group
Sheikh Ali Al Jedaie currently serves as the Chairman and Managing Director for Al Jedaie Group. The group was established in 1958 primarily in the retail distribution of furniture and consumer goods and is engaged in a diverse mix of businesses throughout the Middle East that include: retail, IT, industrial development, automotive sales, and real estate development. The group’s real estate developments primarily include large shopping malls, office buildings and commercial estates. It is considered one of the leading companies in the region.
Al Hokair Group
Sheikh Abdulmohsin Al Hokair is the founder and current Chairman of Al Hokair Group. The Group is a diversified conglomerate with business interests primarily in Saudi Arabia that include: industrial production and distribution, entertainment, restaurant, and hospitality interests.