New Japanese restaurant in Riyadh’s Centro Waha Hotel

Sushi Centro is a Japanese cuisine restaurant.
Updated 15 February 2018

New Japanese restaurant in Riyadh’s Centro Waha Hotel

Centro Waha Hotel, the capital’s outpost of Rotana’s affordable “Centro by Rotana” brand, is about to make its mark on Riyadh’s increasingly vibrant culinary scene with the opening of Sushi Centro, a Japanese cuisine restaurant.
This marks the second opening of the Sushi Centro restaurant in the Kingdom, with Jeddah’s Centro Shaheen opening its doors to the now-popular restaurant a year ago in February 2017.
“Sushi Centro’s slogan is ‘Rolled to Perfection,’ a reference to the team of well-trained, skilled and talented chefs who are truly committed to providing the absolute best in Sushi, Sashimi and Tempura,” said Jalal Nasser, general manager of Centro Waha.
Created with a modern on-the-go lifestyle in mind, Sushi Centro flavours are crafted from the finest and freshest ingredients available.
“Sushi Centro at Centro Waha will be a huge draw not only for hotel guests but for residents of the capital and surrounding areas. The restaurant offers a new concept of authentic Japanese cuisine served in a contemporary and innovative atmosphere and rhythm, presenting a large variety of traditional Japanese meals prepared with contemporary flair,” added Nasser.
Centro Waha is Rotana’s latest addition to Riyadh’s hospitality industry, meeting the needs of those traveling for business and pleasure alike. The hotel includes 290 contemporary rooms and studios.
Guests have the advantage of the hotel’s strategic location on Olaya Street in the Al-Murooj neighborhood, adjacent to the capital’s commercial center and only 20 minutes away from King Khalid International Airport.
Rotana continues to implement its plan to offer new hotels in the Saudi market under the “Centro by Rotana” brand. The coming period will witness the opening of Centro Olaya in Riyadh, Centro Corniche in Alkhobar, and Centro Salama in Jeddah.


LuLu Group announces SAR1 billion expansion plans

Updated 14 October 2019

LuLu Group announces SAR1 billion expansion plans

  • Group also launched SAR1 million 10th anniversary promotion

RIYADH: LuLu Hypermarkets, one of the largest retailers in the region, is upbeat about the investment climate of KSA and is planning to expand in the coming years.

Talking to media during the group’s 10th anniversary celebrations held at Atayaf Mall in Riyadh, chairman M. A. Yusuff Ali unveiled LuLu Group’s plans.

Saad Al-Gamdi, Head of Saudization Programme (Tawteen) at the Ministry of Labour, along with Yusuf Ali, Chairman of LuLu Group, officially inaugurated the anniversary celebrations in the presence of senior officials and a large number of shoppers. 

Elaborating on LuLu Group’s journey so far, Yusuf Ali said: “With a modest beginning in the 2009, today we have 17 hypermarkets, 12 Aramco commissaries and National Guard supermarkets which is a testimony to our acceptance in the country, thanks to our fair pricing and highest quality product range.

“We see tremendous growth opportunity in the Kingdom. We have already announced that by year 2020, we will open 15 new hypermarkets in Saudi Arabia. Under this plan, 3 hypermarkets have already been opened and another 11 hypermarkets will be completed before end of 2020 at an investment of SAR1 billion ($266.6 million).

“This includes 4 in Dammam, 6 in Jeddah and 1 in Riyadh. This is apart from the SR1.7 billion that we have already invested in the Kingdom until now.”

During the occasion, LuLu also honored 10 long serving Saudi nationals with gold medals and certificates who were all part of LuLu’s growth story in the Kingdom.

Congratulating the Saudi staff, Yusuf Ali said: “We consider it our duty to nurture them as we have a very hardworking, dedicated and productive manpower among Saudi nationals.

“LuLu Group currently employs 2,700 Saudi nationals including 700 women in their various hypermarkets across the Kingdom. Out of the total Saudi work force employed in our group, half of them are from small town like Hail, Tabuk, Hassa and Jubail.

“Our goal is to give employment to more than 4,000 nationals by the end of 2020 out of which 1,700 will be women,

He added that his group gives priority in generating jobs for young Saudis, especially women. “I think it is the duty of all businessmen and investors to create more jobs for local youth.

“We also take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the government who have always given tremendous support to investments and economic development which ultimately generate more employment opportunities for Saudi citizens.”

To mark the occasion of 10th anniversary, LuLu announced the launch of LuLu-Win One Million Riyal promotion which will run for 10 weeks and 10 lucky winners will each get SAR100,000 cash prize.