15 December 2021

Curio Collection by Hilton to Launch in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Almashreq Hotel Riyadh, Curio Collection by Hilton is set to open in 2024



This week, Hilton announced plans to debut Curio Collection by Hilton in Saudi Arabia with a new build property in the capital city, Riyadh. Almashreq Hotel Riyadh, Curio Collection by Hilton has been signed together with Mashareq Investment and is due to open its doors in 2024.

Featuring 185 guest rooms, Almashreq Hotel Riyadh, Curio Collection by Hilton will be located in the upcoming Laysen Valley development, opposite the city’s diplomatic quarter. Opening its first phase in 2022, Laysen Valley will consist of over 50 residential, commercial and retail buildings — set to include offices of major corporations and government departments as well as gourmet dining outlets.

Amir Lababedi, managing director, development, Middle East & North Africa, Hilton, said, “This property further extends our offering into Riyadh where we now have properties trading or under development across nine different brands. Its location forms part of one of the most exciting mixed-use developments in the city and developed by one of the country’s premier developers, Tatweer group, which is set to become a hotspot for F&B as well as a desirable corporate location.”

Abdulaziz AlZamil, CEO of Mashareq Investment and Almashreq Hospitality, said, “We believe this is a great partnership that will add a valuable offering to our portfolio under award-winning Almashreq hotels brand. We are very pleased to be working with Hilton and bringing the first Curio Collection by Hilton property to Saudi Arabia and look forward to further partnerships with Hilton in the Kingdom and the region.”

Guests will have access to a range of facilities within the property, including an indoor pool and fitness center, six meeting rooms and multiple F&B outlets to cater to hotel guests and the neighbouring community.

Jenna Hackett, global brand head, Curio Collection by Hilton, said, “Curio Collection has expanded to over 100 hotels in some of the world’s top urban markets, and we are thrilled to add Riyadh to our growing portfolio. Each Curio Collection property is handpicked for its one-of-a-kind story, and Almashreq Hotel Riyadh, Curio Collection by Hilton’s enviable location as part of the highly anticipated Laysen Valley project will offer a truly remarkable stay experience.”

The hotel will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 world-class brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard Wi-Fi.

Hilton currently operates 15 hotels in KSA, and already has another 46 under development. The company plans to expand its operations to more than 75 properties in the next few years in Saudi Arabia, including the introduction of new brands such as LXR Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection by Hilton, Canopy by Hilton and Embassy Suites by Hilton.