Two new Radisson Blu hotels open in Saudi Arabia

The Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al-Salam is Carlson Rezidor’s fourth hotel in Jeddah.
Updated 03 September 2017
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Two new Radisson Blu hotels open in Saudi Arabia

Radisson Blu has announced the opening of two new hotels in Saudi Arabia — Buraidah and Jeddah.
“We are pleased to continue our growth momentum in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with two new hotel openings in the upper-upscale segment. We are set to open more than 10 hotels in the Kingdom this year alone,” said Mark Willis, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, The Rezidor Hotel Group.
He added: “We are honored to continue building on our strong relationship with our owners and add a new dimension of world-class hospitality to the Saudi Arabian travel and tourism industry. WTTC forecasts a 9.8 percent increase in 2017 in investments related to travel and tourism in Saudi Arabia and Carlson Rezidor is privileged to be playing a leading role in the hospitality sector.”
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al-Salam is Carlson Rezidor’s fourth hotel in Jeddah. It is located close to many of the city’s popular shopping destinations, and is a short distance from King Abdul Aziz International Airport.
The hotel has 142 rooms and suites, and features 10 meeting rooms and two ballrooms and a flexible space that can accommodate up to 800.
Rushdi Ashkar, general manager of Radisson Blu Hotel, Jeddah Al-Salam: “The Radisson Blu team is extremely excited to open its fourth hotel in the city of Jeddah. Our portfolio grows from strength to strength in Saudi Arabia, and each of our hotels have their own distinctive style and service offering, but they all carry a strong united red thread of our legendary Yes I Can! service spirit. Our great meeting and event facilities will help build a strong reputation for hosting memorable events at Radisson Blu.”
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah is easily accessible from the Northern Ring Road and overlooks the city center, which is 5 km away. It is 25 km from the Prince Naif International Airport, which offers flights to both domestic and international destinations. Guests can also enjoy shopping at Al-Nakheel Plaza, a short distance from the hotel.
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah has 110 guest rooms and 12 villas. It has five meeting rooms and a flexible meeting space.
Tahar Chakray, general manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Buraidah, said: “We are proud to open the doors of the very first upper-upscale, internationally branded hotel in Buraidah. We look forward to showcasing the best of our Yes I Can! service spirit and award-winning hospitality standards to guests of Buraidah.”


Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

Updated 25 March 2019
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Record-breaking attractions at LuLu Food Carnival

LuLu Hypermarket is hosting a two-week food festival offering a wide variety of products and culinary treats inspired by flavors from around the world.
Food Carnival 2019 was launched on Sunday at the LuLu Hypermarket Murabba branch in Riyadh and runs until April 6.
On offer are a number of special deals on food products and exciting in-store activities such as cooking competitions, live cooking demos, free sampling, quiz contests and gigantic displays of food.
LuLu has partnered with Almarai and Guinness World Records to offer customers a chance to be the next Guinness World Records title holder. Customers can make an attempt to break up to nine world records, such as the fastest time to drink a 250-ml quantity of milk through a straw or the fastest time to stack cheeses. The Guinness World Records events will be held on March 29 at LuLu Hypermarket, Atyaf Mall, Riyadh; on March 30 at LuLu Mall Dammam; and on April 5 at LuLu Hypermarket, Marwah, Jeddah.
LuLu Director for Saudi Arabia Shehim Mohammed said: “LuLu has once again transformed into a culinary destination. This year, we have brought together a well-chosen product selection that will satisfy the lifestyle requirements of our customer base. This festival also celebrates the innovative spirit of our culinary talents with the support of top chefs in the country. People will have a chance to interact with celebrity chefs during the festival’s live cooking demonstrations. Super offers, such as product of the day, daily surprise, hourly offers, and so much more awaits our shoppers for the entire 14-day promotion.”