Mandarin Oriental signs Riyadh hotel

Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has signed an agreement with the Al Khozama Company to manage and brand the Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh.

The group will take over the management in the first quarter of 2021 after the hotel undergoes an extensive renovation

The 321-room Al Faisaliah hotel forms an integral part of the mixed-use Al Faisaliah Centre, designed by Foster & Partners.

"The Al Faisaliah Hotel has been a leading light in Saudi Arabia's hospitality sector since opening its doors 20 years ago. We are pleased to be partnering with Mandarin Oriental to further develop the hotel and to create the most luxurious and sophisticated property in the region," said Khalid Abuhaimed, CEO, Al Khozama.

"We are delighted to further strengthen Mandarin Oriental's presence in the Middle East by introducing the brand to Saudi Arabia and bringing the Group's legendary service to Riyadh," said James Riley, group CEO, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group. "We look forward to collaborating with the Al Khozama Company in transforming the hotel into the city's most exclusive luxury property," he added.