The Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan in Riyadh is set to open and start its operations by the end of 2016.
The new facility’s location at the Olaya District, also known as the commercial heart of the city serves as a huge leverage point for the brand as it draws not only the travellers interested in business but also the shopaholics interested in luxury shopping allowing a larger influx of guests to the property.
The property is 80 rooms hotel with 20 standard rooms and 60 suites equipped with free Wi-Fi and a Grill Room restaurant.
Swiss International’s partner in the Middle-East, Hospitality Development Group (also known as Swiss International Middle-East) from Dammam will operate the hotel.
Henri Kennedie, chairman, Swiss International said: “It is overwhelming to see the Swiss International brand grow in the country this exemplifies the commitment and cooperation from our partners.
“We are pleased to have collaborated with Al Shiha Group and we look forward to work on the future developments which include more hotels in Saudi Arabia in the near future”.
Not long ago, Swiss International marked its entry in Saudi Arabia with two hotels: Swiss International Park Hotel Baljurashi and Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Turaif which represented the brand in the nation.
The launch of the new facility Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan Riyadh makes it strategically important for the group’s development in the Middle-East as it looks into further expanding the brand in the region.
It aims to grow 30 hotels in the Middle East region by the year 2020.
Hospitality Development Group, the hospitality division of Al Shiha Holdings began as a hotel property management company in 1979 amid growing real estate investment and hotel restructuring projects in the Middle East region.
Today the company has turned into a one stop provider of services covering from asset management to operational support.