AWJ Real Estate launches Rabwa residential project

Updated 13 March 2019
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AWJ Real Estate launches Rabwa residential project

AWJ Real Estate launched on Monday the Rabwa project in Riyadh, in the presence of Minister of Housing Majed bin Abdullah Al-Hogail. The ceremony was attended by several officials from both the government and private sectors in the field of real estate, and members of the press.

Riyadh Ahmed Al-Thaqafi, CEO of AWJ Real Estate, a subsidiary of AWJ Holding, thanked Al-Hogail for attending the launch event.

“Rabwa project is a unique example of major projects in Riyadh and the Kingdom. It is strategically located in the heart of the capital city. It includes a variety of possibilities, including commercial use, of various types and sizes, offices, entertainment, sports and social, as well as residential use, which will comprise the largest part of the project, reflecting the finest and best models of urban planning,” he said.

Al-Thaqafi highlighted AWJ’s keenness to create partnerships with the public sector to develop new entities in the real estate sector and support its business activities in the Kingdom. 

During the ceremony, AWJ Real Estate signed several agreements with construction and real estate development companies, including Fawz International Contracting Company, Mohammed Al-Ojaimi Group, Ansab General Contracting Company, Maskan Real Estate Development and the Saudi Entertainment Projects Company.


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).”