Hyatt Announces Two New Hotels In Saudi Arabia

Hyatt has announced an agreement to open two new hotels in Saudi Arabia. The new properties will come up in the Knowledge Economic City. Hyatt already has a significant presence in the Kingdom.

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Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Exterior

Grand Hyatt Al Khobar. Hyatt plans to open two more hotels in Saudi Arabia

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into management agreements with Knowledge Economic City (KEC) for two new Hyatt-branded hotels, Hyatt House Madinah KEC and Hyatt Centric Madinah KEC. The new hotels will open in Knowledge Economic City in Madinah.

The new properties will add a combined 576 keys to Hyatt’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia. Hyatt Centric Madinah KEC will mark the debut of the lifestyle brand, Hyatt Centric, in the Kingdom. The location of the KEC development project is unique in its direct connection with the five most important roads in Madinah and marks the KEC company as one of the leading developers in Saudi Arabia. 

Hyatt Place Riyadh
Hyatt Place Riyadh Sulaimania

Hyatt House Madinah KEC will include 446 residentially-styled rooms, ensuring comfortable accommodation for all types of travelers looking for a home away from home. Hyatt Centric Madinah KEC will feature 130 modern rooms and suites with art and styling elements that celebrate the character of Madinah. The lifestyle hotel will seamlessly blend functionality with boutique charm, providing a local home-base for savvy travelers returning from city exploration. Once operational, each property will participate in World of Hyatt, tthat offers over 44 million members the ability to earn a variety of benefits such as room upgrades, free nights, late checkout, bonus points and more.

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Javier Aguila
Javier Aguila, Group President (Europe, Middle East & Africa), Hyatt

“We are delighted to collaborate with Knowledge Economic City on plans to bring the Hyatt Centric and Hyatt House brands to the exciting KEC development, enhancing the tourism landscape in Madinah,” commented Javier Águila, group president, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Hyatt. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a key market in Hyatt’s growth strategy in the Middle East and these upcoming properties in KEC reflect our dedication to expanding our brand footprint in new and desired destinations. We are also excited to debut the Hyatt Centric brand in Saudi Arabia, as we continuously aim to offer more choice to our World of Hyatt members looking to discover the magic of Madinah from the heart of the city.”

Grand Hyatt Al Khobar Room
The rooms at Grand Hyatt, Al Khobar

The two Hyatt-branded properties will be part of Al Aliyah, the first phase of the newly developed city. Located within the boundaries of the Madinah Sanctuary and the urban range of Madinah, the KEC project is conveniently situated on both sides of the main road linking the Prophet’s Mosque and Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport. Spanning an area of approximately 2.6 square miles, KEC’s unique location places it in direct connection with the five most important roads in Madinah. The development also connects to the Al Haramain High-Speed Railway, the milestone passenger railway serving the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Madinah.

KEC Viewpoint

Amin Shaker
Amin Shaker, Chairman, Knowledge Economic City

“We are excited to announce our strategic collaboration with Hyatt, marking a significant milestone for Knowledge Economic City (KEC). It is a testament to our shared values of excellence, innovation, and delivering extraordinary guest experiences,” Amin Shaker, Chairman of KEC commented. “With the incredible and continuous support from HH Prince Salman bin Sultan, this relationship with Hyatt allows us to set new hospitality standards in Madinah and will contribute to the Kingdom’s development goals in line with Vision 2030.”

Mohammad Al Mubarak
Mohammad Al Mubarak, Chief Executive Officer of KEC

Mohammad Al Mubarak, Chief Executive Officer of KEC, added, “It gives me great pleasure to share our collaboration with Hyatt, bringing two new Hyatt branded hotels, Hyatt House Madinah KEC and Hyatt Centric Madinah KEC, to the city. The introduction of these upcoming properties is a pivotal step forward in our mission to grow technology and knowledge-driven developments in Madinah and deliver unparalleled hospitality to residents and visitors across all sectors.”

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