Arab News, Thursday, Mar 09, 2023 | Sha'ban 17, 1444
NEOM signs deal with Marriott International to open three hotels by 2024
Saudi Arabia:Saudi Arabia’s $500
billion giga-project NEOM has signed an agreement with Marriott International
Inc. to open three hotels in Sindalah, NEOM’s first luxury island.
The deal includes the establishment of the
Kingdoms’s first Autograph Collection Hotel property by Marriott as well as two
Luxury Collection properties that are expected to open in 2024.
The first Luxury Collection hotel will offer a
beach resort with 70 luxury rooms and suites including villas with private pools
that range from one to four-bedroom residences.
The second property is set to be an all-suite
hotel with 115 one to three-bedroom suites and will be located at the center of
the retail and marina district in Sindalah.
“NEOM is one of the most highly anticipated
developments in the world and we look forward to working with its team to
develop these three exciting properties,” said Jerome Briet, chief development
officer, Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Marriott International.
Marriot’s Autograph Collection hotel in Sindalah
plans to include 66 rooms and suites, one and two-bedroom villas, dining
options, a kids club, and a spa.
“We are thrilled by the prospect of working
together and look forward to building a hospitality experience that captures the
spirit of Sindalah’s year-long appeal while creating unforgettable memories for
our guests,” added Chris Newman, executive director of hotel development at
Sindalah is set to be the first to welcome guests
of a group of islands being developed in NEOM and aims to be among the most
appealing destinations on the Red Sea.
The island extends across 840,000 sq. m and is a
17-hour sail from the Mediterranean including an 86-berth marina for yachts up
to 75 m. The island will also include over 400 premium hotel rooms and 300
“The Luxury Collection and Autograph Collection
Hotels properties will express their unique personality inspired by the
exceptional natural landscapes of NEOM. We continue to see growth opportunities
for our brand portfolio within the destination and Saudi Arabia overall,” Briet