Wed, Jan 25, 2017

Hotels & Resorts
Hyatt Regency debuts in Riyadh

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has opened its first Hyatt Regency hotel in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

Developed by Mohammed A Al-Swailem Company for Commercial Investment, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is the third Hyatt-branded hotel to open in the kingdom, joining Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa and Hyatt Regency Makkah Jabal Omar.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of the first Hyatt-branded hotel in the capital of Riyadh. We are confident that the globally recognised Hyatt Regency brand will resonate with business and leisure travelers visiting Riyadh,” said Peter Fulton, Group President – Europe, Africa and Middle East, Hyatt. “Along with Mohammed A. Al-Swailem Co. for Commercial Investment, we look forward to expanding Hyatt’s brand presence throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The hotel has been designed to connect today’s travellers to who and what matters most. With its prime location in Olaya, a growing financial district in Riyadh, the hotel is in close proximity to the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and the Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Centre, and is a less than 40-minute drive to King Khalid International Airport.

“We are honoured to work with Hyatt to open the first Hyatt Regency hotel in Riyadh,” said Abdul Aziz Al Swailem, President & CEO, Mohammed A Al-Swailem Company for Commercial Investment. “As a company with extensive experience and depth of knowledge in design-build, we believe the opening of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has been designed to provide superior facilities and authentic service that cater to business travelers, leisure guests and groups of all sizes.”

The property offers 261 spacious guestrooms, including 40 suites, spread across 28 floors. All guestrooms and suites feature panoramic views of the vibrant city of Riyadh, and incorporate subtle local touches and design elements, including patterned leather panels that are embroidered with a contemporary interpretation of a Middle Eastern mashrabiya motif.

Located on the 26th floor with spectacular views, the hotel’s Regency Club offers guests exclusive services, including complimentary internet access, use of the lounge meeting room, breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening beverages with hors d'oeuvres.


The Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya features a wide range of culinary experiences that meet guests’ diverse needs and preferences. These include Fifty Sixth Avenue Diner, which features a mixture of well-known American comfort food as well as traditional favorites from various regions of the United States. Additionally, and Azure, a contemporary dining destination that offers Aegean cuisine from Greece and Turkey with an open-kitchen concept and a wood-fired oven and charcoal grill.


The hotel offers more than 10,700 sq ft (1,000 sq m) of extensive conference and banquet facilities, including the Al Loulou’a Ballroom, which can be divided up into three separate rooms and seat up to 500 people theatre-style. With nine flexible event venues, the hotel is the perfect venue for a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences. 


Guests are invited to recharge in the hotel’s Sokoun Spa, which offers four treatment rooms and a variety of wellness services, including relaxation massages and therapeutic body treatments. A traditional Moroccan mammam invites guests to unwind from the day's stress with a cleansing steam. The hotel also features fitness facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a multi-purpose sports court, and a Camp Hyatt kid’s club.

“Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is set to become the ideal place for both business and leisure travellers in the Kingdom’s vibrant capital with its authentic specialty restaurants and extensive conference and banquet facilities,” said General Manager Nizar Weshah.

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