Athlete’s Co. offers trendy athletic footwear, apparel

Athlete’s Co. updates its brand offering every season based on global casual fashion trends.
Updated 24 May 2018

Athlete’s Co. offers trendy athletic footwear, apparel

Athlete’s Co., a multi-brand sports lifestyle concept, is offering casual and fashion footwear brands from around the world.
“A range of products offered by Athlete Co. include the world’s most renowned brands, as we believe in making our customers the athletes of their passion, and put more style into their game,” said a press statement issued by Athlete Co.
“If you want to run around the city, hang out at the mall or stand out in the coolest clubs, we offer the widest selection of stylish, athletic-inspired footwear at our stores all over the Kingdom,” said the statement.
“This includes the very latest color ranges of only the best sports shoes alongside exclusive limited edition styles and emerging niche brands. We also have a line of hip yet individualistic apparel to let you add that final touch to your look,” it added.
The Athlete’s Co. portfolio of brands includes New Balance, Crocs, Skechers, Toms, Ralph Lauren Polo, Adidas, Ascis, and Lacoste.
Athlete’s Co. updates its brand offering every season based on global casual fashion trends. It is a home-grown brand operating under the umbrella of the apparel group that is dealing in lifestyle and Athleisure footwear and accessories with a market share of around 11 percent within the group footwear category.
Athlete’s Co. achieved best store design of the year in Retail Me awards (2015), which indicates growing clientele of Athlete’s products in the Middle East including Saudi Arabia.
Apparel group has carved its presence not only in the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and Saudi Arabia, but opened gateways to markets in India, South Africa, and Poland. The group has opened several stores across the Kingdom.
It employs 12,000 multicultural staff covering four continents.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh bags global hygiene accreditation

Updated 22 October 2020

Hyatt Regency Riyadh bags global hygiene accreditation

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has become the first hotel in Saudi Arabia and one of the first hotels in the Middle East to be accredited by Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR in September. GBAC is the gold standard for prepared facilities, and the accreditation further enhances the operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety at the hotel.

The accreditation builds on the Hyatt brand’s existing rigorous protocols, colleague training, support resources and a cross-functional working group of medical experts and industry professionals that contribute to various aspects of the hotel experience. Under the guidance of GBAC, a division of ISSA, the worldwide cleaning industry association, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has implemented the most stringent protocols for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention in its facility.

“The world as we knew it has been changed by COVID-19, and when our guests are ready to travel again, we want to ensure them that they can feel confident that each aspect of our commitment is designed with their safety in mind, and that we’re putting their well-being first,” said Walid El-Awadly, general manager. “To do this, we must critically examine the hotel experience from every vantage point and think about what matters the most from our guests’ point of view — from rooms and lobby to spa and dining — bringing in the latest research, technology and innovations to make that happen. The GBAC accreditation is an important hygiene and cleanliness milestone, marking our purpose to care for people so they can be their best — always.”

The hotel received its GBAC STAR accreditation through a performance-based cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention program that focuses on establishing that the hotel environment is sanitary, safe and healthy. 

“GBAC STAR accreditation empowers facility owners and managers to assure workers, customers and key stakeholders that they have proven systems in place to maintain clean and healthy environments,” said GBAC Executive Director Patricia Olinger. “By taking this important step to pursue GBAC STAR, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has received third-party validation that it follows strict protocols for biorisk situations, thereby demonstrating its preparedness and commitment to operating safely,” she added. Furthermore, the hotel intends to complement this accreditation with regular internal and third-party auditing. 

Composed of international leaders in the field of microbial-pathogenic threat analysis, mitigation, response, and recovery, the GBAC provides training, guidance, accreditation, certification, crisis management assistance, and leadership to government, commercial and private entities looking to mitigate, quickly address, and/or recover from biological threats and real-time crises. 

As the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s readiness for biorisk situations. 

The program verifies that Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya implements best practices to prepare for, respond to and recover from outbreaks and pandemics.