(hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Rezidor has announced two new hotels in Dammam: the mid-scale Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Dammam Industrial City will feature 300 units and open in 2016. The upper-upscale Radisson Blu Hotel Dammam Al Faisaliyah with 260 keys is scheduled to welcome the first guests in 2018. Rezidor already operates a Park Inn by Radisson in Dammam, so increases its local portfolio to 3 hotels with 650 rooms and serviced apartments.
“Dammam is the capital and centre of the Eastern province and a strategically important location for us. Our growing portfolio in this key city further strengthens our network in Saudi Arabia – the Kingdom is a focus country for our group. The recent vision for the country lays further confidence for our commitment to accelrate our expansion in the country “, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.
“We are delighted to be present in Dammam with our two core brands Park Inn by Radisson and Radisson Blu. Cluster developments allow us to use operational and commercial syngergies and to unlock value for our guests, business partners and owners. We look forward to contributing to the socio-economic journey of Saudi Arabia”, added Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Office of Rezidor.
The Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Residence Dammam Industrial City is under construction and located in a business hub with 340 factories and 75,000 employees. The hotel comprises 196 rooms and 104 serviced apartments, an all-day-dining restaurant and a speciality restaurant, meeting & event facilities with a surface of almost 950 square meters, a gym, spa, pool, and children’s play area.
The Radisson Blu Hotel Dammam Al Faisaliyah will be built at the intersection of King Fahd Road and Dharan Jubail Express Way, two major arteries in town. It will be part of the upcoming 5D Business Park, a 6,500 square meter landmass. The property will have 200 guest rooms and 60 serviced apartments, 2 restaurants, conference facilities of almost 650 square meters, a business class lounge, a gym, and a kids daycare centre.
Dammam is located on the Arabian gulf and has a population of 1 million inhabitants. It houses the Emirate of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia and also many ministries and governmental departments. In addition to its bureaucratic activity, Dammam also boasts a considerable manufacturing industry – some of the world’s most important centres for production and refining of petroleum are located near Dammam.