#Travel: 68 New hotels to open in Saudi Arabia in 2017

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Abraj Kudai Towers

Saudi Arabia will see a record 68 new hotels and 29,033 hotel rooms open across its major cities in 2017, a new report has revealed.

Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar and Makkah are set to be the Kingdom’s busiest areas for hospitality development. Major new hotels forecast to open throughout the Kingdom this year include Assila Hotel Rocco Forte, TIME Qurayyat Hotel, Nobu Hotel Riyadh, Swiss-Belhotel Al Khobar and the highly-anticipated Abraj Kudai Towers, which will become the world’s biggest hotel when it opens its 10,000 rooms at the end of 2017.

Nobu Hospitality and Rocco Forte Hotels are international brands that will enter the Saudi Arabian market for the first time this year. Opening on 12th March 2017, Rocco Forte Hotels’ Assila Hotel is the luxury hotel group’s only property in the Middle East. Located in the heart of Jeddah it boasts 147 rooms, 63 suites, and a further 94 residential suites, spread across two large towers. The residences are the first fully serviced residential apartments in Saudi Arabia.

Rocco Forte Hotels – Assila Hotel – Lobby

The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia

The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, based in Jeddah, is celebrating its 5th edition in 2017 as the event grows alongside the thriving hospitality market in the Kingdom.

Taking place 4-6th April 2017 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events, it provides industry professionals working on the hundreds of ongoing hospitality projects across the Kingdom with the ultimate opportunity to source everything needed to build, develop and maintain a hotel or restaurant.

The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia is co-located for the first time in 2017 with Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom’s only exhibition dedicated to connecting interior and exterior surface material with the decision makers responsible for specifying and procuring them.

Rocco Forte Hotels – Assila Hotel – Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (exterior)

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SUSAN WONG

Susan Wong is the Editor of Capital Lifestyle, a resident photographer, an award-winning journalist, radio presenter, full-time adventurer, long-time admirer of anything edible, and a spicy food athlete at Capital FM.

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