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Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel Opens for Guests in Riyadh’s Vibrant Al Sahafa District
Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel Opens for Guests in Riyadh_s Vibrant Al Sahafa District

Accor has opened the new Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel to guests in Riyadh‘s vibrant Al Sahafa district.

Led by Hessa Al Mazroa, Accor’s first female General Manager in the country, the hotel is located close to the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and only 15 km from King Khalid International Airport.

The hotel offers 232 modern luxury rooms and suites, a world class fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, diverse dining options, and stunning views of Olaya Street, one of Riyadh’s bustling streets.

The hotel marks Accor’s 9th Novotel property in the Kingdom as they continue their expansion in Saudi Arabia.

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Opening of Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel 

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Riyadh’s hospitality landscape has welcomed a magnificent new addition, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel. This contemporary marvel, strategically nestled in the bustling Al Sahafa district, promises an unparalleled fusion of luxury and practicality, redefining the city’s standards of luxury accommodation.

The opening of the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel marks a significant milestone for Accor, the esteemed global hospitality group behind the renowned Novotel brand. 

As the ninth Novotel property to grace the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this launch strengthens Accor’s commitment to expanding its presence within the dynamic and rapidly transforming Saudi market.

Accor’s First Ever Female General Manager

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A true pioneer, Hessa Al Mazroa, is leading this remarkable endeavor, Accor’s first-ever female hotel General Manager in Saudi Arabia. 

Her appointment not only underscores the brand’s dedication to fostering inclusive excellence but also serves as a powerful testament to the rising influence of Saudi women in the hospitality industry.

Reflecting on her trailblazing role, Al Mazroa adds, “It is a great honor to lead a team of such talented and dedicated professionals. We are not merely contributing to Saudi Arabia’s thriving hospitality scene but setting a benchmark for inclusive excellence. By empowering Saudi women and nurturing potential talents, we actively support the Saudization initiative, fostering and developing our future leaders.”

Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel’s Location 

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Nestled in the heart of Riyadh, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel enjoys a prime location that seamlessly blends convenience and accessibility. 

Situated merely 15 kilometers from the bustling King Khalid International Airport, the hotel offers a hassle-free travel experience from the moment guests touch down in the city.

Moreover, its strategic proximity to the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), the renowned Riyadh Exhibition Center, and the iconic Boulevard Riyadh City, the city’s most extensive entertainment hub, position the hotel as a gateway to exploring Riyadh’s best.

Accommodations at Novotel Riyadh Sahafa 

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The Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel is a stunning showcase of contemporary design harmoniously intertwined with traditional Saudi elements. 

This four-star property boasts 232 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, each offering captivating views of the vibrant Olaya Street – one of Riyadh’s most iconic and bustling arteries.

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The state-of-the-art facilities have been meticulously designed to provide a tranquil retreat for business travelers seeking respite after a busy day and families seeking quality time together in an environment that seamlessly blends luxury and comfort.

Dining at Novotel Riyadh Sahafa

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Dining at the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel is an experience that tantalizes the senses and satisfies every craving. Guests can embark on a culinary journey that spans the globe, indulging in an array of international delicacies at the enticing La Cuisine buffet restaurant.

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For a more relaxed ambiance, the Lobby Café beckons with its inviting atmosphere, perfect for casual meetings or simply savoring a selection of delectable treats accompanied by specialty coffee.

Those seeking a touch of alfresco dining can step outside to The Terrace and bask in the refreshing Riyadh breeze while enjoying a delightful meal against stunning city views. 

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Alternatively, Myrra by OPA offers a contemporary twist on Mediterranean favorites, promising a gastronomic adventure that will delight even the most discerning palates.

Facilities at The Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel 

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The Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel boasts an impressive array of facilities designed to enhance the guest experience, catering to leisure and business travelers. 

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A top-tier fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment invites guests to maintain their wellness routines. In contrast, the soothing ambiance of the jacuzzi, sauna, and inviting outdoor swimming pool offer the perfect spaces to unwind and recharge.

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The hotel features nine flexible meeting spaces for those seeking to host events or conferences, each equipped with cutting-edge amenities to ensure seamless and productive gatherings. 

The largest of these spaces spans an impressive 285 square meters and can accommodate up to 200 guests, making it an ideal venue for corporate gatherings and private celebrations.

Exclusive Opening Offer

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To commemorate this exciting opening, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel has rolled out an exclusive offer for guests. By becoming members of Accor’s prestigious loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless, guests can earn four times more reward points for their stays until July 28, 2024. 

This irresistible offer is valid for bookings made by June 9, 2024, providing an unparalleled opportunity to unlock a world of perks and privileges while indulging in the luxurious comforts of this exceptional hotel.

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Paul Stevens, Chief Operating Officer for the Premium, Midscale, and Economy Division at Accor, Middle East, Africa, and Türkiye, underscores the significance of this launch, stating:

“The opening of Novotel Riyadh Sahafa will undoubtedly elevate the standing of the Novotel brand in the Saudi market. This launch is a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation in hospitality. Our efforts extend beyond mere portfolio expansion; we are actively enriching the local economy and cultural landscape.”

Aligning with Saudi Vision 2030 

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In alignment with Saudi Arabia’s visionary Saudi Vision 2030 initiative, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel has implemented a robust team composition, with Saudi nationals accounting for over 50 percent of the staff. 

This strategic move supports the Kingdom’s economic diversification goals by investing in local talent and promoting career opportunities within the burgeoning hospitality sector.

Accor: A Leading Hospitality Group

Established in 1967, Accor is a renowned hospitality company that provides experiences in over 110 countries through its 5,500 properties, 10,000 food and beverage establishments, wellness centers, and flexible workspaces. 

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With a vast hospitality ecosystem, the Group boasts over 45 upscale hotel brands, ranging from luxury to economy and Lifestyle, including Ennismore. In Riyadh, Accor currently operates 7 hotels, including:

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At Accor, there is a strong dedication to actively addressing important areas such as business ethics and integrity, responsible tourism, sustainable development, community outreach, and diversity and inclusion.

Redefining Riyadh’s Guest Experience

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As the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel opens its doors, it stands as a shining beacon of luxury, hospitality, and progress, poised to redefine the guest experience in Saudi Arabia’s dynamic capital. 

With its unparalleled amenities, prime location, and commitment to inclusive excellence, this remarkable property promises an unforgettable stay for all who seek to immerse themselves in the beating heart of Riyadh.

More Hotel Developments in Riyadh 

IHG and Regent Hotels Luxury Hotels in KAFD

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IHG Hotels & Resorts will be expanding their presence in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) with the opening of two new luxury hotels – Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD by January 2027, 

Visitors will have the opportunity to experience the stunning architecture of KAFD and dine at world-class restaurants in the world’s largest LEED-certified mixed-use business district when IHG’s first KAFD hotel, Kimpton at KAFD, opens later this year.

The Rotana Group Hotels

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The Rotana Hotel Group has announced its plans to double its presence in Saudi Arabia by launching 8 new hotels within the Kingdom in the upcoming four years. 

This announcement was made during the recent Saudi Tourism Forum held in Riyadh to expand to a total of 16 properties and 4,400 guest rooms. The growth plan encompasses the development of new hotels in Riyadh, Madinah, Khobar, and Al Baha.

These hotel developments will redefine luxury hospitality standards and contribute to Saudi Arabia’s vision of becoming a leading global tourism destination.

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