HYATT Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, the first Hyatt Regency hotel to open in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Developed by Mohammed A. Al-Swailem Co. for Commercial Investment, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is the third Hyatt-branded hotel to open in Saudi Arabia, joining Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa and Hyatt Regency Makkah Jabal Omar.
“We are delighted to announce the opening of the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the capital of Riyadh. We are confident that the globally recognized Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with business and leisure travellers visiting Riyadh,” said Peter Fulton, group president – Europe, Africa and Middle East, Hyatt. “Along with Mohammed A. Al-Swailem Co. for Commercial Investment, we look forward to expanding Hyatt’s brand presence throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has been designed to connect today’s travellers to who and what matters most. With its prime location in Olaya, a growing financial district in Riyadh, the hotel is in close proximity to the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, and is a less than 40-minute drive to King Khalid International Airport.
“We are honoured to work with Hyatt to open the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Riyadh,” said Abdul Aziz Al-Swailem, president and CEO, Mohammed A. Al-Swailem Co. for Commercial Investment. “As a company with extensive experience and depth of knowledge in design-build, we believe the opening of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has been designed to provide superior facilities and authentic service that cater to business travelers, leisure guests and groups of all sizes.”
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya offers 261 spacious guestrooms, including 40 suites, spread across 28 floors. All guestrooms and suites feature panoramic views of the vibrant city of Riyadh, and incorporate subtle local touches and design elements, including patterned leather panels that are embroidered with a contemporary interpretation of a middle eastern mashrabiya motif.
For meetings and events, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya offers more than 10,700 sq ft (1,000 sq m) of extensive conference and banquet facilities, including the Al Loulou’a Ballroom, which can be divided up into three separate rooms and seat up to 500 people theater-style. With nine flexible event venues, the hotel is the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences.
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