Swiss International will open Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan in Riyadh which is expected to start its operations by the end of 2016. The hotel is located at the Olaya District, also known as the commercial heart of the city that serves as a huge leverage point for the brand as it draws not only the travelers interested in business but also the shopaholics interested in luxury shopping allowing a larger influx of guests to the property.
The property is 80 rooms hotel with 20 standard rooms and 60 suites equipped with free wifi and a Grill Room restaurant. Swiss International’s partner in the Middle-East, Hospitality Development Group (also known as Swiss International Middle-East) from Dammam will operate the hotel.
Mr. Henri W.R Kennedie, the chairman and CEO of Swiss International said, “It is overwhelming to see the Swiss International brand grow in the country this exemplifies the commitment and cooperation from our partners. We are pleased to have collaborated with Al Shiha Group and we look forward to work on the future developments which include more hotels in Saudi Arabia in the near future”.
Not long ago, Swiss International marked its entry in Saudi Arabia with two hotels: Swiss International Park Hotel Baljurashi and Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Turaif which represented the brand in the nation. The launch of the new facility Swiss Spirit Hotel & Suites Metropolitan Riyadh makes it strategically important for the group’s development in the Middle-East as it looks into further expanding the brand in the region. It aims to grow 30 hotels in the Middle East region by the year 2020.