Ritz Carlton, Riyadh gets 2 awards at ATM

Updated 20 May 2014
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Ritz Carlton, Riyadh gets 2 awards at ATM

The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh further established its position as a major hotel in the Kingdom winning two awards during the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai earlier this month.
Along with securing the title of the Best Business Hotel in Riyadh at the Business Traveller Awards, the hotel was also named Saudi Arabia’s Leading Conference Hotel at the World Travel Awards.
Held during ATM, considered the region’s largest trade show, both awards were announced following two rigorous voting processes that involved some of the industry’s leading global travel and tourism professionals.
“It is an outstanding achievement to receive such recognition during ATM as it showcases to both industry professionals, as well as members of the public, the world-class service that the Ritz-Carlton is known for globally,” said Adel Al-Mahboob, GM, the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.
“These awards are testament to the dedication of the ladies and gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh who ensure that each and every guest has a memorable experience when they stay with us.”
The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh is described as a majestic and elegant oasis located across 52 acres of exquisitely manicured gardens featuring water fountains, native palm trees and 600-year-old olive trees. The hotel’s amenities include more than six distinctive restaurants and lounges, a lavish Spa and an indoor heated pool with floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of the garden. Coupled with unprecedented service, the Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh offers an “unforgettable getaway in the heart of the city.”


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).”