Marking a first, The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2017 is set to take place in tandem with the inaugural Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia exhibition in Jeddah.
The events are scheduled to take place from April 4-6, 2017, at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events.
The co-location is set to bring forth the ultimate showcase of everything needed to build, develop and maintain a hotel or restaurant in Saudi Arabia, at a time of impressive hospitality industry growth.
Following the launch of the Saudi Vision 2030 earlier on in the year, a number of hospitality, infrastructure and urban construction projects have been announced. The Government-led initiative aims to double the number of hotel rooms in the Kingdom by 2030.
This year, a JLL report prepared ahead of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016 anticipates that Jeddah’s hotel room inventory alone will double by 2018.
Event manager, The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2017, John Suzara remarked: “Saudi Arabia is one of the Middle East and Africa’s top hotel construction hotspots with more than 140 projects in the pipeline. The Hotel Show is providing the most comprehensive showcase of the products and services required to develop a new or existing hotel or restaurant here.”
He continued: “Some of the most popular sectors at the annual Hotel Show edition in Saudi Arabia are technology, interiors, lighting and design, cleaning and laundry, and advancements in HORECA for hotels, restaurants and cafes. This year, the hotel build sector of the show will be complimented by the interior and exterior stone solutions on offer at Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia presenting the ultimate hospitality development expo.”
Set to debut next year, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia 2017 is set to shed light on contract flooring options, wall covering solutions, a range of materials including natural stone and ceramics and the machinery involved in quarrying, producing and cutting them.
Event director, Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia, Yan Wang commented: “2017 is a great time for suppliers and distributors to make a name for themselves in the Saudi Arabian market. The Kingdom already has some of the world’s largest hotels, universities, hospitals, and Jeddah Tower, currently under construction, is projected to become the world’s tallest building. Alongside extensive infrastructure projects set to improve connectivity between the country’s major cities, there is a massive requirement throughout the Kingdom for construction materials, especially stone.”
Wang added: “In some cases where particular types of stone are favored for aesthetic and practical reasons, there is a need to source materials from international suppliers. Our event is the only one in the Kingdom dedicated to connecting interior and exterior surface material and machinery suppliers from the local market, and all over the world, with the decision makers responsible for specifying and procuring them.”