Schneider Electric showcases EcoStruxure solutions at ‘Innovation Summit’

The event was attended by decision-makers and influencers from the private and public sectors.
Updated 07 February 2018
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Schneider Electric showcases EcoStruxure solutions at ‘Innovation Summit’

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, hosted the “Innovation Summit — Buildings of the Future” at the Al-Khozama Conference and Exhibition Center, Riyadh, on Jan. 30.
The event was attended by decision-makers and influencers from the private and public sectors including the Ministry of Housing, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Interior, SEC, SABIC, Dur Hospitality, private hospitals and the French trade attaché, in addition to other private sectors.
“At the summit we launched our EcoStruxure solutions for buildings of the future, along with three other new products, showcasing Schneider Electric’s leadership in energy management and our commitment to innovation at every level,” said Najib Al-Naeem, country president of Schneider Electric. “We have developed EcoStruxure as the go-to solution for the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) and to meet the needs of the Kingdom’s smart cities that are a key part of Vision 2030.”
In addition to the product launches, the summit included an exhibition area, and a presentation by SABIC on smart buildings and its relation to Vision 2030.
“We are very pleased with the success of the summit,” said Mohammad Faraj, eco-building vice president at Schneider Electric. “As a result, we are delighted to welcome more partners and developers to join the EcoStruxure success stories and share our commitment to innovation, diversity and sustainability that ensures that ‘Life Is On’ everywhere, for everyone and at every moment, enabling consumers to enjoy an efficient, reliable and secure way of life.”
Schneider Electric has a presence in over 100 countries, and specializes in power management — medium voltage, low voltage and secure power — and in automation systems, providing integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.


Shaza Makkah opens doors in holy city

Updated 12 August 2018
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Shaza Makkah opens doors in holy city

Shaza Hotels, a luxury hotel brand that embraces the cultures of the Middle East, is making its debut in the holy city of Makkah with the opening of Shaza Makkah. The hotel is located within the precincts of Al-Masjid Al-Haram and the new Jabal Ka’aba district. 

“Respectful luxury, serenity that soothes the soul and a contemporary interpretation of the Arabian motifs form the core of design at Shaza Makkah,” said a press release.

“The thoughtfully crafted 251 rooms and suites at Shaza Makkah are enhanced by many having beautiful views of the Holy Mosque. Small by choice, the hotel’s bespoke services and restaurants and meeting spaces add a new dimension to the experience. Shaza Makkah epitomizes the essence of the Shaza brand, dedicated to offering a unique luxury hospitality experience inspired by the legendary traditions of the famous Silk Route.” 

Khalid Saud Abu Haimed, chief executive officer of Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi Real Estate Investments Company, said: “We are delighted to open Shaza Makkah Hotel which will be the crown jewel property for Al-Rajhi Investments’ portfolio of real estate assets. This is our third hotel opening in Makkah, among the other projects in our development pipeline and I am certain, similar to our other hotels, Shaza Makkah will become the permanent and distinguishing destination for guests visiting Makkah.”

Simon Coombs, president and CEO of Shaza Hotels, said: “Opening of Shaza Makkah marks a key milestone for Shaza Hotels. We are honored to partner with Al-Rajhi Investments in opening their flagship hotel in the holy city of Makkah. It is our endeavor to create a new approach, one of handcrafted guest experiences in an oasis of calm. In tune with the potential of Vision 2030, Shaza Hotels will strive to create distinctive hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

Salim Khan, head of asset management — hotels at Al-Rajhi Investments, said: “Having 251 keys as compared to other hotels with larger inventories in the central area, will give us the leverage to target the optimum business mix with strong focus on distinctive quality of services that would be provided to the guests.”

Shaza Makkah is part of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) and offers its guests unique experiences with Shaza Discovery loyalty program. The program includes more than 10 million members, across 35 brands, and encompassing over 550 upscale and luxury hotels with 110,000 rooms across 76 different countries.