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Marriott to bring two new luxury hotels to Saudi Arabia

The operator will open a St Regis in Riyadh and an Edition in Jeddah next year

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Sela Sport Company to develop two new luxury hotels in Saudi Arabia in 2022.

The St Regis Riyadh will be located at the entrance of the Diplomatic Quarter, close to the city’s embassies and central business district while the Jeddah Edition will be situated close to the new Jeddah Corniche Circuit.

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Speaking about the announcement, Marriott International chief development officer for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Jerome Briet said: “We are thrilled to work with Sela Sport Company to bring these exciting new projects to Riyadh and Jeddah.

“These signings showcase both the growth of the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia and the strong interest in our portfolio of sought-after luxury brands.”

Sela Sport Company managing director Dr Rakan Al-Harthy added: “We are honoured to sign an agreement with Marriott International to open The St Regis Riyadh and The Jeddah Edition.

“The St Regis Riyadh will be part of the ‘Via Riyadh’, which will be an ultra-luxurious zone of the Riyadh Season 2021, the six-month event that celebrates the city and its culture. The Jeddah Edition will be located in the Jeddah Yacht Club and Marina, Jeddah’s most anticipated destination and will be part of the city’s vibrant celebrations and events during Jeddah Season.”

For more information, visit www.marriott.com

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