Four Seasons & DGDA reveal plans for new luxury hotel in Saudi Arabia

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Canada-based leading luxury hospitality company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Saudi Arabia’s Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) have revealed their plans for new Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah in the Kingdom.

According to the reports, “The Hotel will be located adjacent to Diriyah’s culturally rooted district along the Wadi Hanifah escarpment, with incredible views towards the west and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, At-Turaif.”

Diriyah, a 300-year-old site just outside of Riyadh, is considered to be the birthplace of the Kingdom and the capital of the first Saudi state. The development is a key driver of the Kingdom’s Saudi Vision 2030.

Located 15 minutes from the center of Riyadh, Diriyah will comprise 13 unique districts inclusive of residences, hospitality offerings, office space, retail, museums, cultural institutions, outdoor attractions, and so on.

Furthermore, the new Hotel will have a distinct aesthetic that will be designed by prominent design architects, Aedas and Elastik interior designers, and it will be inspired by local tradition, the company said.

Jerry Inzerillo
Jerry Inzerillo
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“It is a delight to be partnering with Four Seasons. Renowned for their unforgettable guest experiences, Four Seasons is working alongside DGDA to elevate what travelers can experience within Diriyah, showcasing their timeless approach to hospitality whilst staying true to Diriyah’s rich cultural past. We are excited to share further developments on this project in the coming months.”

Four Seasons Hotel Diriyah will join the Four Seasons growing portfolio of properties in the Middle East and will be a short drive from the existing Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre, as per the company.

Mr. Bart Carnahan, President, Global Business Development and Portfolio Management at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts said that, “Diriyah is an exceptional project that speaks to the tremendous growth and economic development in the region while remaining deeply rooted in the destination’s historic and cultural past.”

“Saudi Arabia is an important growth market for Four Seasons, and we are proud to be part of Diriyah’s exciting future. We look forward to partnering with DGDA to bring the Four Seasons luxury experience to life within this iconic, landmark development,” Mr. Carnahan added.

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