Malabar Group opens new eco-friendly HQ in India

E. P. Jayarajan, Kerala minister for industries and sports, formally inaugurated the headquarters in the presence of a host of dignitaries.
Updated 05 November 2018

Malabar Group opens new eco-friendly HQ in India

Indian jewelry retailer Malabar Group recently inaugurated its new global headquarters, a completely nature-friendly yet ultra-modern facility in Kuttikkattoor, Kozhikode, India.
The headquarters of the diversified Malabar Group will house all its subsidiaries including the flagship brand, Malabar Gold and Diamonds. It has been built at the Montana Estates, a 150-acre serene township, situated at 800 feet above the sea level.
The headquarters will house research facilities and training centers.
E. P. Jayarajan, Kerala minister for industries and sports, formally inaugurated the headquarters in the presence of a host of dignitaries. T. P. Ramakrishnan, Kerala minister for labor and excise, released a corporate video of the Malabar Group. A. K. Saseendran, Kerala minister for transport, announced “Golden Girl,” an initiative to promote girl talent.
“This is one success that Keralites should be proud of,” Jayarajan said
Malabar Group Chairman M. P. Ahammed said: “This is the result of the collective effort of the investors, consumers and the employees. A brand is built only with the support and trust of the consumer,” he said.
The Montana Estate Integrated Township, being built by Malabar Developers, is a nature-friendly human habitat with just 20 percent of the area covering buildings while the remaining lush green area would be left for the nature’s bounty.

Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019

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).”