Saudi Arabia Tourism News

Radisson Blu Residence opens in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Radisson Blu Residence opens in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

5 days ago Hotel News

The Rezidor Hotel Group is introducing its first residence property in Dhahran, bringing the brand to Saudi Arabia for the first time. With 92 stylish and sophisticated apartments, a restaurant and a gym, guests will find everything they need to feel at home at the Radisson Blu Residence, Dhahran.

Hajj demand places Saudi tourism on upward trajectory

Hajj demand places Saudi tourism on upward trajectory

Inbound arrivals to Saudi Arabia will reach over 20 million by 2020, as the religious tourism sector flourishes in line with increasing demand to join the annual Hajj pilgrimage, according to consumer insight firm Canadean. The company’s latest report finds that the Hajj represents a major tourism opportunity for both domestic and international stakeholders, particularly hotel groups and tour operators, as over two million pilgrims will travel to Saudi Arabia in September to visit Islam’s holiest site in Mecca.

Rotana welcomes Centro brand to Saudi Arabia

Rotana welcomes Centro brand to Saudi Arabia

13th Oct 2016 Hotel News

Rotana has officially announced the opening of Centro Shaheen Jeddah, the group’s first property under the “Centro by Rotana” brand to open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. SHUAA Capital is the Fund Manager and Developer of this joint project.Located on Madinah Road, just 20 minutes away from King Abdulaziz International Airport, Centro Shaheen offers 252 contemporary designed rooms and studios with stylish bathrooms, the latest technology and in-room entertainment options.

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 787 on Riyadh route

Etihad Airways deploys Boeing 787 on Riyadh route

2nd Oct 2016 Airline News Tourism News

Etihad Airways is to deploy a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on one of its twice-daily scheduled flights between Abu Dhabi and Riyadh, with effect from October 30th. The upgrade from a single aisle Airbus A321 aircraft will cater to strong demand to and from the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, offering guests more seats on a wide-body aircraft.

Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan opens in Riyadh

Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan opens in Riyadh

7th Aug 2016 Hotel News Tourism News

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.

STR: Mecca leads way in Ramadan hospitality bookings

STR: Mecca leads way in Ramadan hospitality bookings

An STR analysis of the first half of Ramadan 2016 indicates that Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was the only major hotel market in the Middle East to experience an increase in revenue per available room during the first two weeks of the holiday. STR compared preliminary daily data for six hotel markets in the Middle East from June 6th-20th, 2016, with the June 18th through July 2nd Ramadan time period last year.