Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has taken a significant stride towards shaping an unparalleled hospitality landscape by collaborating with 16 esteemed global hotel brands. This strategic partnership catapults the total number of hotels under the DGDA umbrella to 32, with the inaugural hotel poised to open its doors in 2023.
A defining characteristic of the first phase of Diriyah's hotel construction is its integration of the local landscape and traditional Najdi design themes. The subsequent phase will elevate visitors' experiences by presenting an evolved interpretation of Najdi design aesthetics. This dual-phase approach to hospitality development reflects DGDA's commitment to showcasing both the historical and contemporary aspects of Saudi culture.
Notably, DGDA's momentum in Diriyah is gaining momentum. According to DGDA, this endeavor is set to become the world's pioneering gigaproject, simultaneously introducing groundbreaking and noteworthy assets each year from 2022 until its fruition.
In this context, Diriyah has recently celebrated the opening of two significant venues: At-Turaif, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the iconic Bujairi Terrace. The former is a symbol of Saudi identity and a cornerstone of the nation's history, while the latter presents a captivating premium dining destination offering breathtaking views of the majestic At-Turaif.
The 16 new hotel brands will be strategically positioned across DGDA's masterplan areas, Diriyah and Wadi Safar. In the first phase of Diriyah's hotel development, an ode to local landscapes and traditional design themes will unfold. Subsequently, a more evolved Najdi design experience will be presented, exemplifying the fusion of heritage and modernity.
These upcoming phases will see the emergence of luxury hotels distinguished by cutting-edge design, top-tier amenities, and exceptional customer service. Jerry Inzerillo, Group CEO of DGDA, applauded the addition of these hotel brands to the Diriyah hospitality portfolio, affirming, "We are thrilled to enhance Diriyah's role as Saudi Arabia's historical and cultural hub by collaborating with international hoteliers to operate within Diriyah. Each brand brings a unique, distinct experience to visitors, all united in their commitment to providing exceptional services aligned with global standards for all of Diriyah's guests."
He further remarked, "The debut of these hotels embodies our continued promise to transform Diriyah into one of the world's premier gathering places, welcoming visitors from around the globe to the Kingdom in harmony with the aims and objectives of Vision 2030."
Among the 16 distinguished hotels slated to open in Diriyah and Wadi Safar are renowned brands:
- Anantara: A Thai-rooted brand, Anantara will offer authentic experience-led hospitality, granting insight into the destination's essence.
- Corinthia Hotels: Building on its legacy of hospitality, Corinthia aims to delight travelers with timeless design motifs and exceptional service.
- EDITION Hotels: A unique luxury collection, EDITION Hotels crafts an individualized experience for cultured world travelers.
- Taj Hotels: Blending warm Indian hospitality with world-class service, Taj Hotels promises a fusion of comfort and excellence.
- The Langham, Diriyah: Reflecting elegance, innovation, and gracious hospitality, The Langham captivates with sophistication.
- Waldorf Astoria Diriyah: Renowned for its commitment to elegance and one-of-a-kind experiences, Waldorf Astoria defines luxury.
- 1 Hotels: Focused on sustainable luxury, 1 Hotels embraces nature and sustainable resources, offering an environmentally conscious experience.
- Pendry Hotels & Resorts: Bringing its luxury touch, Pendry Hotels & Resorts caters to the cultured world traveler.
- Treehouse Hotel: Offering a carefree and environmentally conscious lifestyle, Treehouse Hotel creatively captures comfort and nostalgia.
- Hyatt Place: Combining style and innovation, Hyatt Place promises an easy, convenient experience for today's travelers.
- Moxy Hotels: A playful, affordable, and stylish experience awaits at Moxy Hotels, designed to cater to modern needs.
- Radisson RED: Injecting playfulness into conventions, Radisson RED presents an inspired twist on the conventional.
- Faena Group: In collaboration with Accor, Faena Hotel offers holistic environments anchored in cultural experiences.
- Montage Hotels & Resorts: Montage Hotels & Resorts promises comfort, elegance, and impeccable hospitality.
- The Chedi by GHM Hotels: Elegance and authenticity are key for The Chedi, embracing the locale's unique culture.
- Well Health Retreat: Rooted in simplicity, authenticity, and sustainability, Well Health Retreat offers a haven for health and well-being.
Wadi Safar, renowned for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, is set to house several prestigious hotel brands that align with the destination's ethos.
Through these ambitious endeavors, DGDA continues to redefine the hospitality scene in Diriyah, fostering a harmonious balance between tradition and innovation.