Marriott Riyadh DQ shortlisted in Middle East Hospitality Awards

Updated 05 November 2019

Marriott Riyadh DQ shortlisted in Middle East Hospitality Awards

Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter was shortlisted in the Middle East Hospitality Awards 2019 under the “Best Use of Technology” category for its optimum usage of energy and technology, and meeting the highest standards for energy and environmental standards.
Marriott DQ is the first hotel in the Kingdom to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certification requirements.
LEED is the most widely used green building system in the world. LEED provides a framework to create healthy, highly efficient and cost-saving green buildings. LEED certification is a globally recognized symbol of sustainability achievement.
The Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments have created a protected micro-climate and minimized its environmental impact.


Entertainment hub ‘Xtreme Play’ opens in Jeddah

Updated 26 November 2020

Entertainment hub ‘Xtreme Play’ opens in Jeddah

Xtreme Play, the newest children’s indoor games hub in Jeddah, is offering visitors never-seen-before inflatable attractions, available for the first time in the Kingdom. The family-friendly entertainment center is spread over an area of 2,500 square meters at the Sultan Mall complex on Prince Sultan Street.

Xtreme Play consists of two main sections, namely the Trampoline Main Arena and Inflatable Ninja Warriors. The Trampoline Main Arena consists of several free-jumping zones, including a dodgeball and volleyball court, trampoline basketball court, slam dunk area, and airbag jump, while the Inflatable Ninja Warriors area includes different action games, such as bouncing, jumping, climbing, dodging, foam pit, sliding, maneuvering challenge and sledding challenge. The inflatable equipment has been brought in from specialized international gaming manufacturers and is suitable for children aged six and above.

The center has three halls — all designed in an attractive modern style — that will be used for hosting birthdays parties and events, as well training sessions by instructors specialized in judo, karate, taekwondo, ballet, gymnastics and other sports.

The center is well-equipped for school trips and corporate events. It has an upper viewing lounge overlooking a park, where visitors can enjoy food and drinks. Events for adults and Ninja Warrior tournaments are also held in this area. The management has ensured that all games are completely safe and that children are not exposed to any hard surfaces, which can lead to injuries.

Khalid Souri, board member and CEO of VIM Entertainment Company, which owns Xtreme Play in Jeddah, said: “The launch of the Xtreme Play center promotes the family entertainment industry in Jeddah, and provides world-class indoor entertainment services to all ages, the likes of which are available only in the world’s finest cities.”

He added: “We aim at making the Xtreme Play visit a unique experience for all family members, as it combines entertainment and safety at the same time. We also aim to expand in the rest of the Kingdom’s cities and provinces soon.”