Marriott International and Dur Hospitality partner to open pair of new Riyadh properties [Infographic]

by | Apr 10, 2019 | Projects

The soon-to-open Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter

A pair of hotels newly built by Marriott International and Dur Hospitality aim to offer an oasis of comfort and service for business and leisure travellers in the heart of buzzing Riyadh.

Marriott International and Dur Hospitality have announced the opening of a pair of new hotels in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The first is the Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter, the second is the Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter.

The complex is strategically located in the heart of one of the city’s most sought-after areas. It offers easy access to key embassies and major corporate headquarters, and is just 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 & Africa, Marriott International.

An inspiration close to home

The hotel is inspired by the scenic and fertile 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 guests into the heart of the building, ushering them through the arrival area and into the palm=dotted oasis in the heart of the hotel’s lush courtyard.

Planted cacti, flowering vines, blooming desert flora and native date palm trees create a soothing ambiance, providing secluded areas shaded from the scorching desert sun. Here, life happens against a scenic backdrop typical of the region.

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.

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.

Sparking brilliance through spaces that seamlessly blend work and play with state-of-the-art business facilities and innovative spaces such as The Greatroom, the hotel caters to the needs of both business and leisure travellers.

Guests can enjoy an elevated experience through the Mobile Guest Services, delivered in the warm and professional style the brand is globally renowned for.

Exquisite dining and other top-tier amenities

Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter houses three dining venues, Gojia Kitchen – a sophisticated 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. An open-air swimming pool serves as an ideal spot to unwind after a long day.

Other facilities include 24-hour fitness centres for both men and women and a sublime Saray Spa featuring a Turkish Hammam and female and male treatment rooms.

Meeting the highest standards for energy and environmental (LEED) Gold Certification requirements, the hotel site creates a protected micro-climate and maximizes its environmental sustainability.

By amplifying useful daylight via a complex reflection process, the hotel can decrease its illumination needs during the day.

The many shaded areas and the building’s structure allow for natural ventilation, reducing the need for air conditioning and additional cooling.

The opening of Riyadh Marriott Hotel Diplomatic Quarter and Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh, Diplomatic Quarter marks the fifth collaboration between Marriott International and Dur Hospitality following Riyadh Marriott Airport, Marriott Executive Apartments Riyadh Convention Center, Courtyard by Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter and Riyadh Marriott Hotel – Marriott International’s first property in the Middle East.

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