MYNM launches latest Ford models in KSA

A host of senior executives were present at the company’s stand, amid an impressive fleet of Ford cars.
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Updated 02 January 2020

MYNM launches latest Ford models in KSA

Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors (MYNM) revealed its latest collection of Ford models at the recent 41st Saudi International Motor Show 2019. 

A host of senior executives were present at the company’s stand, amid an impressive fleet of Ford cars, the most notable of which was the new Explorer SUV, revealed for the first time in the Kingdom. Other models for 2020, such as Escort and Taurus, have also been recently launched in Saudi Arabia.

Abdul Wahab Itani, senior vice president of MYNM, attended the motor show along with Isam Abunabah, general manager Ford and Lincoln; Essam Nauwar, marketing director; and Ahmad Kahwaji, regional manager of Ford Middle East, who traveled especially to the Kingdom to attend the event.

Abunabah said: “Since the first day of our appointment as the exclusive dealer of Ford in the western and southern provinces of the Kingdom, we implemented a strategic plan to advance this deep-rooted and renowned brand while promoting our relationship with Ford company and our clients.” 

Kahwaji said: “Along with our partner MYNM in the western and southern provinces of the Kingdom, we are totally committed to satisfying the needs of drivers eager to change their mode of transportation to better suit their evolving needs. In that respect, Ford Middle East pledges to support MYNM in its endeavor to provide male and female drivers with the latest Ford models along with leading standards of after-sales service, in order to enjoy a remarkable and unique ownership and driving experience in the Saudi automotive market.”

Nauwar said: “In order to represent Ford properly across the Kingdom, we encircled it with a complete network of showrooms and advanced service and maintenance centers that stretch from the north-west across the western province all the way to the southern province of the Kingdom, namely in Jeddah, Makkah, Tabuk, Madinah, Baljurashi, Najran, Asir, Yanbu and Jazan.”

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.