Rosewood expanding presence in Saudi Arabia

Rosewood Riyadh slated to open in 2025, adjacent to the UNESCO At-Turaif site

Rosewood Hotels & Resorts will expand its portfolio further in the Middle East with the addition of a new-build hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Slated to open in 2025, Rosewood Riyadh will be situated adjacent to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of At-Turaif, located within Diriyah Gate – a mixed-use development project poised to become the country’s leading cultural and lifestyle destination.

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The hotel will occupy a standalone building boasting 250 ultra-luxury accommodations, including 202 guestrooms and suites and 48 Wadi Suites ranging from one to three bedrooms. The property will further feature four restaurants and bars; Asaya, Rosewood’s integrative well-being concept; and Rosewood Explorers, the brand’s culturally inspired children’s club. Visitors will enjoy access to many of the city’s key landmarks, lifestyle activities, and corporate destinations via Rosewood Riyadh’s prime positioning within the development.

The latest expression of Rosewood’s ambitious global expansion strategy, which currently includes 25 properties in the pipeline, Rosewood Riyadh will mark the brand’s second property in Saudi Arabia, joining Rosewood Jeddah, and fourth in the region, including Rosewood Abu Dhabi and Rosewood Doha opening in 2022.

“We are thrilled to further our presence in the Middle East with an opening in Riyadh, a historic trade hub and exemplar of 21st century vision, that is now a major destination for international business and cultural exploration,” said Sonia Cheng, Chief Executive Officer of Rosewood Hotel Group. “The Diriyah Gate development is bringing the destination to an expanded international audience of discerning travelers and we’re excited to be a part of the city’s continued evolution and commitment to redeveloping heritage areas for future generations.”

Rosewood Riyadh adds to Rosewood Hotels & Resorts’ global growth plan and is the eighth property opening announced by the brand in 2021, joining projects that have recently been added to the pipeline in Rome, Miyakojima, Hangzhou, Chongqing, Mexico City, and San Francisco.

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