W Hotels Riyadh to open in 2025

W Hotels Riyadh to open in 2025

Gautam Sashittal, CEO, KAFD DMC and Sandeep Walia, COO - Middle East, Marriott International at the signing of W Riyadh

Marriott International Inc. and KAFD DMC have announced an agreement to open a new W Hotels property in KAFD, Riyadh. Set to debut in 2025, W Riyadh will offer an urban escape and bring bold design to the Saudi capital.

Expected to feature 210 luxury rooms, seven restaurants and event facilities, W Riyadh will redefine hospitality in Riyadh.

Chadi Hauch, regional VP at Marriott International, views Riyadh as a key metropolis for global travelers and that the signing of W Riyadh aligns with KAFD’s vision to enrich lifestyle destinations.

“This monumental signing underscores the increased demand for distinctive luxury brands in the capital. We look forward to working with KAFD DMC to bring the W Hotels vision for innovation, creativity, design, and exploration to the city.”

Gautam Sashittal, CEO of KAFD DMC, highlighted the importance of the collaboration in positioning KAFD as a lifestyle destination. He stated: “Our collaboration with Marriott International marks a pivotal milestone in our ongoing expansion efforts. W Riyadh is an exciting addition to the company’s hospitality offerings and will help position. The project also aims to set new benchmarks in luxury living and hospitality experiences, and it will help accommodate the high influx of travelers into the capital.”

W Riyadh will be located in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District, a 20-minute drive from King Khaled International Airport. Furthermore, KAFD stands as the world’s largest LEED-certified mixed-use business destination. A landmark development, from its sustainable design and eco-friendly operations to smart infrastructure and LEED-certified buildings, KAFD epitomizes the core values of Vision 2030 of quality of life and sustainable development.


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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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