LONDON — Warwick Hotels and Resorts is continuing its expansion into the Middle East with plans to open seven hotels in Saudi Arabia.
Warwick says the seven properties are scheduled for Q1 and Q2 2018 and are in key cities: Al Hamra Palace by Warwick, Dabab Hotel by Warwick, Makeen Homes by Warwick, Warwick Riyadh; four luxury hotels situated in the capital, Salsabil by Warwick and Salsabil Residence by Warwick in Jeddah and Warwick Al Khobar on Corniche Road.
WHR has been in operation for more than three decades and in the Middle East since 2012. The current portfolio in this region spans six countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represents a promising future hence it was one of our targeted destinations in the region as well as UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco and Oman where we are strategically developing our portfolio,” says Jamal Serhan, Senior Vice President WHR and CEO MENA (Middle East & North Africa).
WHR has 14 hotels in the MENA region complementing its business and leisure offer in other parts of the globe. Warwick Hotels and Resorts was launched in 1980 with the purchase of Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. The WHR Group now includes more than 55 hotels and resorts in the U.S., Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Bali, the South Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.