DUBAI, UAE—The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, will open its second hotel in Saudi Arabia in late summer with The Ritz-Carlton, Jeddah.
The latest addition to the portfolio will be situated over eight acres of land on Al Hamra Corniche. The new hotel will be operated by The Ritz-Carlton for the Ministry of Finance, who also partner on The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh.
“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 COO 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.”
The hotel will feature 224 guestrooms, including 30 royal suites spanning 5,382 sq. ft. each, as well as four dining outlets. It will also offer nearly 682,000 sq. ft. 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 any time throughout the day.