Abeer launches training program for Saudis

The first batch of the training program includes 10 professionals selected from across Abeer’s branches in Saudi Arabia.
Updated 19 February 2019
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Abeer launches training program for Saudis

Abeer Medical Group, a health care organization in the Middle East and India, has launched a training program for its Saudi staff. The first batch of trainees recently traveled to Bengaluru, India, for taking part in the program, which has been organized in collaboration with leading health care institutions in India.

The three-month training program encompasses English language training, personality development and skills enhancement programs.

With​ efforts to implement Saudization in many health specialties and in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, the training initiative aims at honing the skills of the local staff members of the group through regular and intensive coaching programs.

Abeer Medical Group President Alungal Mohammed said the group has high expectations of its Saudi employees. He hoped that the training initiative would contribute in developing the professional and communication skills of its employees. Abeer Medical Group, Mohammed said, has future plans to set up a vocational training center with international standards in Saudi Arabia.

The first batch of the training program includes 10 professionals selected from across Abeer’s branches in Saudi Arabia. The company is bearing all expenses of the training, including course fees, accommodations and travel. The send-off program for the first batch was held at​ the group’s office​ in Jeddah. Abeer Medical Group Vice President Dr. Jemshith Ahmed, General Manager Saeed Sulami, Executive Director Dr. Ahmed Alungal, Senior HR Manager Khlood A. Bayazeed, Business Development Manager Abdul Rahman Poyakkara, Branch Admin Manager Umar Alghamdi, Corporate Affairs​ Manager Danish Ahmed Qadri, Siddhik KA, Sabith K., Irshad KM, Nandagopal and Khaled Nadeem were present on the occasion.

Abeer Medical Group owns and operates high-end medical centers and hospitals across major cities in Saudi Arabia and in other nations such as the UAE and India. The group has been a part of Saudi Arabia’s health care domain for the last 18 years, running 15 health care facilities, which include top-notch medical centers and hospitals catering to the health care needs of more than 4 million people every year.


Marriott hotel, apartments open in Riyadh’s DQ

Updated 21 March 2019
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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).”