Starwood expands in Saudi Arabia

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is planning to open two new hotels in the city of Medina.

Starwood to open properties in Medina, Saudi Arabia
Starwood to open properties in Medina, Saudi Arabia

Owned by Saudi Brothers Commercial, the Sheraton Medina Hotel and Four Points by Sheraton Medina are both scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Middle East Guido de Wilde said: "Starwood's continued expansion throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia underlines our commitment to continued growth in this region."

The new Sheraton Medina Hotel will comprise 297 rooms, restaurant and a meeting room.

The adjacent Four Points by Sheraton Medina will have 178 rooms, restaurant, fitness centre and a business centre.

Starwood currently operates ten hotels in Saudi Arabia under the Sheraton, Westin and Le Meridien brands.

The opening of the Four Points by Sheraton Medina will mark the debut of the brand in Saudi Arabia with the Four Points by Sheraton Jeddah and Four Points by Sheraton Al Khobar currently under development.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
Top Banana hires non-executive director

Top Banana hires non-executive director

New addition brings more than 30 years experience to the agency and will mentor and advise the leadership team.

Why there's been a surge of new hotels in Perth

Why there's been a surge of new hotels in Perth

Its pristine beachfront rivals California, with massive investment in tourism creating new hotels and jobs.

Case study: Hamburg hosts two global conferences in one week

Case study: Hamburg hosts two global conferences in one week

Global Investigative Journalism Conference and INMA Media Innovation Week took place in September.

Introducing the C&IT Awards Americas

Introducing the C&IT Awards Americas

As C&IT expands its reach globally, we're launching the C&IT Awards Americas to recognise the best in US events.

12 brand new US hotels opening in 2020

12 brand new US hotels opening in 2020

From festival-chic Coachella to foodie-heaven Chicago, Visit The USA picked out the 12 most exciting places to stay next year.

The simple secret behind creating 'magical' events

The simple secret behind creating 'magical' events

APAC industry leaders share some of the best and most memorable moments they have created at events.

In pictures: C&IT Incentives Retreat 2019

In pictures: C&IT Incentives Retreat 2019

Event planners, venues and destinations joined C&IT for two-days of activities, sessions and meetings at Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa.

Top 3 reasons corporates work with agencies

Top 3 reasons corporates work with agencies

From finding specialist skills to gaining new perspectives, corporate event planners share the top reasons they work with agencies.

Dear C&IT: 'We all need to cut down on food waste'

Dear C&IT: 'We all need to cut down on food waste'

Julia Charles Event Management managing director says planners need to do more to fight food waste at events.

Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Case study: DHL's employee of the year event in San Francisco

Part five of our State of the Industry: Corporate Report is an in-depth look at DHL's big three-day event for its staff.

LATEST JOBS