Mondrian moves into Saudi Arabia

Accor’s Ennismore division will debut its luxury Mondrian brand in Saudi Arabia thanks to a deal with developer Olayan Financing Company (OFC).

Mondrian Riyadh Al Malga Hotel and Residences will be developed as part of the mixed-use Al Malga Urban Village and is set to open in 2026.

Murabba proximity

Located in the northern part of Riyadh, the Al Malga neighbourhood is at the entrance of the recently announced 400-m-high cube-shaped skyscraper Mukaab as part of the capital’s Murabba downtown plan.

The megadevelopment will be a tourism and cultural destination, including entertainment, dining, and retail, and will have an almost full-height atrium space that will contain a spiralling tower. The new Mondrian will also benefit from easy access to Boulevard Riyadh, home to high-profile events and concerts, Najd Village, and King Abdullah Financial District.

Full facilities

The hotel will boast 200 keys, including 130 standard rooms and suites, with 25 one-bedroom, 35 two-bedroom, and 10 three-bedroom serviced apartments.

Pioneering innovative culinary and mixology experiences in the Kingdom, the property will feature three new restaurants and lounges by Ennismore’s in-house food and beverage concept studio, Carte Blanched. It will also be home to generous event spaces and state-of-the-art social wellness spaces.

Design environment

Ennismore has tasked interior architect Tristan Di Plessis with bringing Mondrian’s design vision to life.

The hotel and development will be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified – constructed with a focus on energy savings, water efficiency, reduced carbon emissions and improved indoor air quality.

More Ennismore

Looking ahead, Ennismore and OFC are jointly planning future projects to bring more Ennismore lifestyle brands to Saudi Arabia.

Plus the Mondrian brand’s global expansion shows no signs of slowing down with a pipeline of 17 hotels and branded residences, including upcoming openings in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bordeaux, Ibiza, Cannes, Dubai, Gold Coast Australia and Abu Dhabi, adding to its existing portfolio of seven open hotels including Mexico City, London, LA, and Doha.