Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Intersec Saudi Arabia

Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions, the inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will feature more than 125 exhibitors from 20 countries.
Updated 12 July 2016
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Messe Frankfurt Middle East launches Intersec Saudi Arabia

Intersec, the world’s major international trade fair for security, safety, and fire protection, is making its debut in Saudi Arabia, offering global suppliers direct access to the Kingdom’s vast market where security spending continues to rise.
Organized by Messe Frankfurt Middle East in partnership with Al-Harithy Company for Exhibitions (ACE Group), the inaugural edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia will take place at the Jeddah Center for Forum and Events from May 2-4, 2017.
The three-day event will feature more than 125 exhibitors from 20 countries.
Ahmed Pauwels, CEO of Messe Frankfurt Middle East, said: “Saudi Arabia is a fast-growing security market, as it steps up measures to ensure border safety and protect critical petrochemical and commercial infrastructure. The number of Saudi trade visitors to Intersec in Dubai has increased by 53 percent from 2012 to 2016.”
Muwaffak Al-Harith, chairman of ACE Group, stated: “We are excited for Al-Harithy Exhibitions Company to jointly organize with Messe Frankfurt Middle East the largest security exhibition — Intersec — in Saudi Arabia in 2017.”
Nedap, one of the world’s top 20 commercial security solutions providers, is among the launch partners eager to make an impact at Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017.
Joost van der Willik, MD, Nedap Middle East, said: “Saudi Arabia has proven solid grounds for Nedap technology for more than a decade now.”
Axis Communications is another headline launch partner at Intersec Saudi Arabia 2017.
Marwan Khoury, marketing manager for the Middle East and Africa at Axis Communications, said: “Draeger will be among the top launch partners specializing in fire protection and safety.”
Emad El Lahham, head of marketing at Draeger Arabia, said: “Draeger Arabia is happy to be a launch partner for the first edition of Intersec Saudi Arabia.


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).”