Hyatt House debuts in KSA with Jeddah hotel

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The guest rooms at Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street range from spacious studios to one-bedroom kitchen suites with fully equipped kitchens.
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The guest rooms at Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street range from spacious studios to one-bedroom kitchen suites with fully equipped kitchens.
Updated 12 February 2019

Hyatt House debuts in KSA with Jeddah hotel

The Hyatt House brand has entered into the Middle Eastern market with the opening of Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street in the Kingdom. The opening of the Hyatt House hotel is seen as a significant step toward increasing Hyatt’s brand footprint in the extended stay segment and growing Hyatt’s brand presence in the Middle East with innovative hospitality offerings in key locations and gateway cities. 

“We are excited to announce the opening of Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street, marking the Hyatt House brand’s arrival to the region,” said Zulkifl Bhatti, general manager of Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street. “Our aim is to offer guests and families a comfortable stay in the heart of charming Jeddah and to provide the high-quality service standards for which the Hyatt House brand is known.”

The Hyatt House brand launched in 2012 and is located in more than 85 locations throughout the US, China, Germany, Mexico, Turkey and Puerto Rico. The brand is rooted in extensive customer insights which indicate that guests seek casual and authentic hospitality, with purposeful service and seamless experiences that accommodate their lifestyles and familiar routines. 

Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street is located in the Al-Salamah District, in close proximity to Madinah and Tahlia streets, which connect to the Corniche, Jeddah’s coastal resort area. The hotel comprises 102 residentially inspired upscale guest rooms, studio and one-bedroom kitchen suites, along with restaurant, fitness center and prayer rooms. Some of the features of the hotel are:

• Gathering rooms with more than 50 square meters of flexible meeting spaces.

• Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and guest rooms.

• H Lounge, a cozy space featuring a selection of comfort food.

• Omelet Bar, a full breakfast served daily for guests from chef-inspired options that rotate daily.

• The H Market meets the everyday needs of guests, from snacks and sundries to freshly prepared salads and sandwiches.

• A 24-hour workout room equipped with TechnoGym cardio and strength training equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes and free weights.

• An outdoor, temperature-controlled rooftop swimming pool with stunning views of Jeddah.

• A 24-hour business center equipped with computer work stations with wired and wireless internet access, as well as printers.

• A game room available for all guests with different activities such as foosball, pool table and video games.

• Three floors of shaded parking space dedicated to hotel guests. 

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.