Jollychic celebrates 7th anniversary

Updated 13 March 2019

Jollychic celebrates 7th anniversary

  • Chance to win $100,000 luxury SUV, thousands of other prizes

Jollychic, the leading e-retailer in the Middle East, is celebrating its seventh anniversary with a week-long sales bonanza that embodies the spirit of “share and support.” 
A warm-up sale that started on March 8 will intensify from March 15, offering limited-time deals on nearly 1 million items, and a chance to win thousands of prizes and gifts, including the grand prize of a $100,000 luxury SUV.
“We want to celebrate our anniversary together with all our customers by rewarding them for their continued loyalty over the past seven years,” said Mohammad Jabri, Jollychic’s vice president of marketing in the Middle East.
“We created a special ‘share and support’ page that features an anniversary celebration candle that customers can post on their social media accounts. Every time someone lights up the candle using the link, not only will the customer receive a unique code, but the person who lit it will also receive one too. In this way, the more ‘support’ people give to one another, the more chances there will be for everyone to win the grand prize.”
One winning code will be selected randomly at the end of the campaign on March 20. “The seventh anniversary is very important for us. Like the seventh day in a week, it’s a time that we believe is good to express our appreciation, review the past, and fully prepare to enter the next stage,” Jabri said.
As an e-retailer that makes customer experience a priority, Jollychic offers industry-leading policies, including unconditional 15-day hassle-free returns and refunds on all purchases. 
It also introduced a customizable delivery service to the region last year, which features next-day delivery. 
“E-commerce in the Middle East has witnessed fast development during the past years. With ever-growing demand from the customer, Jollychic will make ongoing commitments to make the shopping experience … as convenient and enjoyable as possible,” Jabri said.

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).”