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. 

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019

Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.