Marriott signs Saudi Arabia hotel deal


Marriott International has signed a deal with Saudi Arabian real estate company Al Saedan Group to open three hotels across the country.

The agreement includes the country’s first Renaissance Hotel in the capital Riyadh, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel in Mecca (Makkah) and a Courtyard by Marriott also in the holy city. All three properties are projected to open by 2025.

“We are pleased to build on our fantastic relationship with Al Saedan Group and further expand our portfolio across Saudi Arabia with these milestone signings,” said Satya Anand, President for Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. 

“These agreements underscore Marriott International’s commitment to supporting the growth of the Kingdom’s tourism sector and reinforces the continued demand we are seeing for our portfolio of brands across the country.”

Marriott’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia currently consists of more than 30 properties with over 9,000 rooms across ten brands and nine cities.