Marriott Signs Pact with Associates Hotels

JEDDAH - Marriott has signed a long-term management agreement with Fawaz Abdul Aziz Al Hokair and Associates Hotels Company for a 250-room luxury JW Marriott hotel and a 50-unit deluxe Marriott Executive Apartments in Riyadh.

Both properties are scheduled to open in 2013. They will share the same footprint and will be located approximately 20 kilometres north of the capital’s central business district.

Accommodations at the JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh will boast stylish furnishings, plush bed and bath linens, flat screen television, and high-speed internet access, according to information made available to Khaleej Times here on Friday.

For dining and entertainment, the hotel will offer an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a lobby lounge and a themed lounge.

Recreational amenities will include two full spas with separate men’s and women’s facilities, two health and leisure clubs with separate men’s and women’s facilities including separate locker rooms, sauna, whirlpool and fitness room.

An outdoor swimming pool and access to the nearby nine-hole golf course complete the recreational offerings.

Additional amenities will include a business centre, an executive level and lounge, 24-hour room service and a selection of retail shops.

For social events and conferences, the JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh will have 29,500 square feet of space.

It will include two 10,000-square foot ballrooms, a 5,000-square foot primary meeting room that will be divisible into five sections, six 500-square foot breakout rooms, two board rooms and landscaped gardens providing space for seasonal outdoor events.

The Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh will share the same building as the JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh but will have its own exclusive entrance.

The property will feature 50 one, two and three-bedroom stylishly-furnished apartments that include a fully-equipped kitchen, high speed internet access, telephone with two lines and flat screen television.

Among the property’s amenities will be a coffee shop serving three meals daily, a Grab & Go kiosk for resident’s on-the-go, an internet corner, a shopping service, maid service and an exclusive resident’s lounge.

The property will also have its own exclusive, gated outdoor swimming pool and health club with separate men and women’s facilities.

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