AccorHotels signs for upper midscale Novotel Suites in Al Khobar


AccorHotels recently inked a management agreement with Al-Mohammadia Almotahda, a family-run, Riyadh-based business group, for an upper midscale Novotel Suites in Al Khobar, slated for Q1 of 2018.

Novotel Suites is an upper midscale brand built on the concept of contemporary elegance. Hotel suites are modular and flexible, allowing for adjustable space to suit the specific needs of guests.

The development of Novotel Suite Khobar will entail the conversion and refurbishment of an existing serviced apartments building. Due to boast 196-keys, the property will be the fourth project between AccorHotels and Al-Mohammadia Almotahda in Saudi Arabia and the very first Novotel Suites in the Eastern Province.

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Managing director and chief operating officer, AccorHotels Middle East, Olivier Granet said: “We are delighted to introduce the Novotel Suites brand in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia with our trusted partner Al-Mohammadia Almotahda. We have had the pleasure of working with the group on a number of properties including the first ibis that was introduced to the Kingdom in 2012. I am certain that with our partner’s expertise in the local real estate market we will create a unique offering for visitors to the Eastern Province.”

The all-suite hotel will be located along King Abdullah Road in close proximity to key attractions such as the Khobar seafront, the Corniche, Bin Jaluwi Park, and shopping destinations in the city including Valencia Mall and Al Rashid Mall.

As for facilities, Novotel Suites Khobar will house an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby lounge, an indoor swimming pool and a health club.

Vice president of operations, AccorHotels KSA and Egypt, Salah Oumouden enthused on the news: “Al Khobar continues to be a vital business and leisure hub and we are excited to cater to both segments through Novotel Suites’ unique layout and features. The new property is the 35th hotel to be under development in the Kingdom and with its addition we will be targeting short and long stay clientele, which is on the rise in the Eastern Province area.”