KSA has moved to market itself as a global tourism destination with speed and ambition. Philip Wooller, area director, Middle East & Africa at STR, and speaker at the recent Saudi Arabia Hospitality Investment Conference in Riyadh, tracks the Kingdom’s achievements to date and plans for the future in an operating climate now facing unprecedented challenges.
Winnow Vision technologies are being implemented by leading global hotels in more than 40 countries, where they are utilized by over 1,300 kitchens.
Agreements for InterContinental Dammam with Salem Mohammed Al Qahtani, and for Holiday Inn Riyadh Al Malaz with Saleh Alsalamah and Partner Companies.
In December, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA revealed its development plans for Saudi Arabia with a goal of operating 25 hotels kingdom-wide by 2025.
In addition to signing nine new hotels in Saudi Arabia in 2019, Hilton opened two new hotels: A DoubleTree by Hilton and a Hilton Garden Inn.
Accor will emphasize how its investment in the country’s future goes beyond hotel development and supports Vision 2030’s goals.
The event will host more than 90 high-profile speakers from companies paving the way in Saudi Arabia’s hospitality investment industry.
The Riyadh office will be further supported by new roles, across functions including Commercial, Financial and Procurement, Learning and Development and IT.
A key driver for Saudi Arabia’s hospitality and foodservice sectors is HORECA, a three-day exhibition providing professionals with a platform to meet, network and do business. It is seen as a gateway for regional investors seeking new business opportunities in the region.