HR leader to drive forward Mövenpick’s Saudization

Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi, director of Saudization at Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.
Updated 16 May 2018
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HR leader to drive forward Mövenpick’s Saudization

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has appointed experienced human resources professional, Abdul Rahman Al-Harbi, as its new director of Saudization.
With more than 14 years of experience, Al-Harbi is now responsible for leading the Swiss hospitality firm’s Saudization strategy, which is in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
This includes leading Mövenpick’s Saudization programs and practices across its 11 current and five upcoming properties in Saudi Arabia.
“Mövenpick has made strong headway with its Saudization strategy to date and appointing a director of Saudization will further enhance and streamline our activities in this area, ensuring we continue to employ more Saudi talent in a variety of roles and provide them with accelerated career progression opportunities,” said Alex Rawson, VP human resources Middle East and Africa, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts.


Nofa Resort Riyadh: An African jewel in Saudi desert

The African-style resort has 57 luxurious bungalows and villas overlooking Nofa Wildlife Park.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Nofa Resort Riyadh: An African jewel in Saudi desert

Radisson Collection, a premium lifestyle collection of hotel properties in unique locations, has announced the opening of the Nofa Resort Riyadh, a Radisson Collection Hotel. Located just outside of Riyadh, the African-style resort has 57 luxurious bungalows and villas overlooking the Nofa Wildlife Park, and features an equestrian estate as well as a world-class golf course surrounded by sand dunes and mountains.

Tim Cordon, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We’re thrilled to open our first Radisson Collection Hotel in Saudi Arabia, and our third in the Middle East region. Radisson Collection brings together hotels that aim to offer the exceptional, and Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel certainly offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience as an exclusive retreat with unparalleled leisure facilities. We also believe this is a positive step in raising the awareness of leisure tourism in the Kingdom, where both domestic and international visitors will enjoy a fabulous experience.”

Located 1.5 hours’ drive from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport, the Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is nestled in a landscape of golden sand dunes and mountains. The resort features 57 secluded luxury villas and bungalows designed in an African style, with premium amenities including a private swimming pool and garden.

The resort overlooks Nofa Wildlife Park, which is home to more than 700 animals — including zebras, sables, giraffes, cheetahs and many other wild animals. Other exciting leisure activities include the equestrian resort that features a show jumping arena, a specialized race track, a polo field and an extensive stable complex.

The 18-hole golf course makes use of the natural desert environment to set a challenge for even the most experienced golfers.

The resort features three on-site restaurants. Tswalu restaurant, with its African-style interiors, serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Butcher’s Den provides an upscale culinary experience — featuring grilled specialties, outdoor terrace seating and stunning lake views. The Al Fresco restaurant serves Italian classics (including stone-fired pizzas) for a more relaxed and informal dining experience. For guests seeking more exclusive dining, a tailored private dining service is available for special occasions or business events. 

The resort’s leisure facilities include the Nofa Spa & Health Club, which offers a range of treatments for massages and facials. The resort also has two swimming pools, including a separate pool for kids. 

Gary Ellis, general manager, said: “I’m confident the blend of deluxe accommodation, unique facilities and the service provided by our enthusiastic team will prove to be a compelling reason to visit Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel. We promise to create unforgettable memories and deliver exceptional experiences in this wonderful place.”