The Park Inn by Radisson brand has celebrated the official opening of its first hotel in Jeddah – Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road.
The newly opened property is just 25km from the heart of the city and is in close proximity to King Abdulaziz International Airport, making it ideal for business and leisure travellers alike.
The city itself, which is a gateway to the holy city of Makkah, attracts travellers from across the globe as a centre for international business and a canvas for public art.
As well as the opening, Radisson Hotel Group is also celebrating another milestone in its commitment to Balanced Leadership, having made hospitality history by appointing Maram Kokandi as the world’s first female Saudi general manager. Kokandi will take charge of Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road’s operations.
Area senior vice president – Middle East and Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, Tim Cordon enthused: “We are delighted to open our first Park Inn by Radisson in the city of Jeddah. Radisson Hotel Group aims to continue expanding its position in the Saudi market with modernised and exceptional hotel experiences across leisure, dining, fitness, wellness and sustainability. Our aim is to become the go-to hotelier for local guests and business travelers whilst empowering the Saudi working population simultaneously. As a pioneer and strong advocate of balanced leadership, we were the first hotel group to appoint a Saudi female general manager in the Kingdom and it has been an honor to support Maram in her momentous progression.”
Meanwhile, Kokandi said: “We look forward to welcoming local and international travellers visiting Jeddah and greeting them with our Arabian hospitality. I can’t begin to describe how much being the first female Saudi general manager means to me, both personally and professionally. It’s my aim to make a difference by empowering the younger generation and supporting them with their dreams. Introducing a new brand to the Jeddah market, allows us to showcase the brand’s unique affordability, convenience and difference.”
Park Inn by Radisson Jeddah Madinah Road offers its guests a vibrant environment with a touch of colour, contemporary design and friendly personalised service. The hotel comprises 84 modern rooms and suites, F&B options, a spa and fitness centre with separate areas for men and women, a pool overlooking the airport runway and three modern and spacious meeting rooms with high-speed WiFi and audiovisual equipment.