Building and interiors exhibition set to display the latest in technology

Updated 09 April 2016
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Building and interiors exhibition set to display the latest in technology

Jeddah Mayor Hani Abu Ras will inaugurate the silver jubilee edition of Saudi Building & Interiors Exhibition (SBIE) on Monday (April 11) at Jeddah Center for Forums and Events.
The show, organized by Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE) ends on April 14.
Saudi Arabia’s rapid progress in the construction and the real estate sector has witnessed the launch of numerous commercial, residential, hospital, school and education facilities projects, thus creating a demand for interior and outdoor design, and decor and furnishings.
SBIE 2016 is set to host 200 national and international pavilions from China, Egypt, Turkey, and individual companies from Europe, Arab World and Asia.
Major Saudi companies representing a large number of locally manufactured products and representing international brands are also taking part.
“As always the objective of SBIE is to display the latest in technology, usage of materials and innovative approaches to interior design, decor and furniture. SBIE serves to meet the growing demand, by bringing together all the leading companies in the industry under one roof,” said Zahoor Siddique, VP of ACE.
At SBIE, architects, engineers, contractors, designers, interior decorators and government officials will have the opportunity to evaluate and source the best products and services.
In its 25th edition, SBIE is showcasing products related to building materials and hardware, climate control, construction equipment and tools, electricity and lighting, environmental conservation, and marble, granite and stone technology, as well as safety, security and fire Prevention, and water technology and waste management.
Interior designs and products related to hotels and leisure, office environment, outdoors and landscape design, schools and hospitals, shopping malls and restaurants, and residential areas are also exhibited.
The show timings are 4-10 pm daily till April 14.


Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019
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Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality this week celebrated the opening of the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter. The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the most sought-after areas in the city with easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and a 30-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport. 

“We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of two strategically important hotels that not only complement each other but also deliver very distinct brand experiences. Saudi Arabia continues to be one of our key markets and we are delighted to further strengthen our partnership with Dur Hospitality,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

The hotel is inspired by Wadi Hanifa, a beautiful desert oasis running through Riyadh. The low-rise hotel resembles the smooth, dry canyon walls that make for a dramatic arrival experience. Once you step inside, the waterways guide the way into the building, ushering guests through the arrival court into the palm-dotted oasis in the hotel’s courtyard. Planted cacti, flowering vines, plentiful blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a calming ambiance, providing shade from the desert sun. 

The complex is the first five-star full service hotel in the Diplomatic Quarter and features 80 spacious modern rooms, and 140 fully equipped apartments. The deluxe rooms feature modern décor and ample work space, allowing guests to stay connected with in-room technology, including high-speed WiFi and bedside USB outlets. Guests staying in one of the six Premium Suites or the Presidential Suite can enrich their experience in the M Club Lounge offering an international buffet, hors d’oeuvre and local specialties 24 hours a day. 

The Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Goji Kitchen — an all-day dining destination, a la carte restaurant Mesquite and Agave Café located in the lobby. The hotel offers multiple recreational areas surrounded by lush greenery. 

Muin Serhan, general manager of Marriott Hotels in Riyadh, said: “The opening of Marriott Riyadh and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter is considered an important milestone in our developing journey in the hospitality field; we are keen to provide a very special experience to our valuable guests whatever they are traveling for — business or leisure.”

He added: “And we are very proud to be part of the new Marriott travel program ‘Marriott Bonvoy,’ built on the belief that travel enriches its members and the world around them. Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).”