JAN-PRO starts its operations in Saudi Arabia

Updated 27 January 2015
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JAN-PRO starts its operations in Saudi Arabia

JAN-PRO International, a leading commercial cleaning franchise starts its services in Saudi Arabia with its country master franchisee Makarem Group of Companies under the leadership of Makarem S. Batterjee.
Jan-Pro International was founded in 1991 by Jacques Lapointe in Providence, Rhode Island. Its global network serves over 35,000 companies through thousands of franchisees building businesses of their own in 13 countries.
JAN-PRO’s global impact and recent growth align with the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) projected trends for expansion into the Middle East, Africa, and China. Recently, JAN-PRO opened franchises in Saudi Arabia, Australia, India, Nigeria, and Peru.
“It’s very gratifying to see the global expansion of our JAN-PRO business model. We’re now in 13 countries with more announcements coming soon,” said Richard Kissane, CEO of Premium Franchise Brands.
JAN-PRO earns number one ranking for Global Commercial Cleaner in Entrepreneur Magazine-2014.
It has been a decade of accolades for the 24-year-old company. Last year, Entrepreneur magazine awarded JAN-PRO number one in commercial cleaning and fastest growing commercial cleaning franchise, and the number 12 overall franchise in its 35th Annual Franchise 500 rankings for 2014. JAN-PRO also landed at number 24 on Franchise Direct’s Top 100 Global Franchises list.
“Saudi Arabia is a G20 member and facility management is becoming more important in the country. Quality of hygiene and cleaning is becoming very import due to growing threats of new diseases like Ebola and Chrona. Therefore, we as a family business in health care believe in the importance of element of preventive care through hygiene control and cleaning."
Especially in the high traffic public place, it is no more a cost-efficiency subject rather it is more about quality and that is why we chose JAN-PRO International the number one Franchise in Cleaning Industry Globally,” said Makarem S. Batterjee, president of Makarem Group of Companies.
Jan-Pro of Saudi Arabia has started its operations from Jeddah city with an office located at Malik Road.


Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties.
Updated 26 May 2019
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Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh unveils Ramadan tent

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is inviting guests to its lamp-inspired Ramadan tent for an opulent gastronomic experience and authentic spiritual ambience.
This year’s Ramadan tent theme “Siraj,” a literal interpretation of “lantern,” transforms one of the hotel’s ballrooms into an exquisitely decorated dining area featuring a lavish iftar buffet.
The classic decor reminisces the role of traditional lamps, which were used in the past for lighting family gatherings and its flame was considered the means to keep those gatherings alive even after dark. Since then, lanterns have been used to decorate houses, shops and streets in the holy month.
Mohammed Marghalani, manager at Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh, said: “The project is the result of the cooperation of various employees in the hotel — starting from the tent’s name through to the variety and quality of dishes and the reception and care of the valued ladies and gentlemen visiting us.”
“Ramadan preparations are deeply rooted in our traditions as they emphasize the uniqueness of this special month. The real essence of Arabian hospitality focuses on making visitors and guests feel appreciated and comfortable,” he added.
Ramadan tents in hotels offering iftar and suhoor delicacies have become a tradition in the Kingdom during the fasting month.

HIGhLIGHT

The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.

Hundreds of people turn up daily for the lavish meals with family and friends, amid sophisticated decor and five-star service.
On entering the palace-like venue, guests are greeted with the warm and smoky scent of oud at the reception.
The five-star hotel’s iftar buffet features an abundance of Arabic and international Ramadan specialties. Each table is elegantly laid out with dates, Arabic coffee and appetizers.
The buffet spread features cuisines from around the world, from Saudi dishes to Asian, Italian and Turkish specialities, displayed in various live stations.
The star of the buffet is the dessert selection comprising both Middle Eastern and international favorites guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Prices range from SR325 ($86) per adult to SR160 for children. Kids under the age of six dine for free. The tent is open from sunset until 9:00 p.m.
The 492-room Ritz-Carlton has 52 acres of landscaped gardens and is one of the most luxurious five-star properties in the capital.