DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, will open its second hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah late summer with The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah. The latest addition to the portfolio will serve as the perfect showcase of the great traditions of Saudi hospitality; an eye-catching landmark situated over eight acres of land on Al Hamra Corniche. The new hotel with its splendid architecture will be a majestic addition to the city's vibrant hospitality scene, with unmatched conference facilities to cater to the local, regional and international markets.
The new hotel will be operated by The Ritz-Carlton for the Ministry of Finance, reinforcing its existing partnership on The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.
The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah underscores the brand's development ambitions in the region. "The opening of The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah is a much-anticipated milestone for us as it not only introduces our signature standards in this growing market but also emphasizes our commitment to the Kingdom," said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. "This region is critical towards the achievement of our strategic goal of reaching 100 hotels globally and we are fortunate to have strong partners who share our vision."
With a mix of universally recognized service and state-of-the-art amenities, all tempered with local flavor, the Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah aligns well with Saudi Arabia's burgeoning status as an economic powerhouse attracting visitors from around globe. Featuring 224 guest rooms, including 30 exquisitely laid out royal suites spanning 500 square meters each, the hotel will cater to a diverse range of visitors from short-stay business guests through to large wedding groups. The hotel will also boast four dining outlets, offering visitors and residents alike a taste of Ritz-Carlton's excellent culinary experience.
Reflecting the rising importance of the meeting and incentives sector in the Kingdom, the hotel also boasts a staggering 63,356 square meters of meeting space. The hotel will be equipped to host major conferences and exhibitions with the Grand Auditorium venue, capable of seating 1,500 guests, while the hotel's restaurant and dining outlets can serve over 500 guests during any time throughout the whole day.
About The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., currently operates 88 hotels in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. More than 30 hotel and residential projects are under development around the globe. The Ritz-Carlton is the only service company to have twice earned the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, an award that originated in 1987. Its purpose is to promote the awareness of quality excellence, recognize quality achievements of companies and publicize successful quality strategies. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company won the award in 1992 and 1999. For more information, or reservations, contact a travel professional, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-241-3333, or visit the company web site at www.ritzcarlton.com. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR).