Marriott Executive Apartments Opens in the Heart of Al Khobar

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Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar brings sophisticated longer stays to Saudi Arabia’s Gulf coast.


Marriott Executive Apartments, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands, announces the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar. Located within close proximity to the city’s premier shopping malls and business district, the upscale residential apartments cater to the rapidly growing demand for longer stay accommodations that offer home comforts for both business and leisure travelers.

Commenting on behalf of the owning company of Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Jumah, Chairman, Mansour bin Jumah Holding said: “We are delighted to introduce these elevated serviced apartments which will cater to travelers who seek short and long stay accommodation in a central city location. Suitable for a business trip, city escape, or family holiday, Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar will embrace new ways of living, offering travelers premium accommodation and comfort, combined with world-class service. We are also proud to contribute to the Kingdom’s thriving tourism sector and support Vision 2030.”

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Ahmed Hozaien, Area Vice President – Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Egypt at Marriott International said: “We are delighted to enhance our footprint in Saudi Arabia with the opening of Marriott Executive Apartments in the vibrant city of Al Khobar. This opening offers the ideal fit for business and leisure guests who seek a sophisticated experience with amenities and services that mirror the comforts of home.”

Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar features  268 modern residential apartments. The spacious one, two, and three-bedroom apartments offer separate living, sleeping, and working areas so guests can enjoy a home-from-home experience during their stay. The property embodies the notion of sophisticated living combined with modern comforts, fulfilling its commitment to providing a full range of accommodations with the highest quality service standards.

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Guests can experience a variety of culinary options at the all-day dining restaurant, which is a meeting point for personal and professional get-togethers, with a bright, modern, and cozy ambiance. The casual, urban venue offers a delicious range of breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus. Guests also have the option to cook for themselves, with all apartments featuring a fully equipped kitchen, complete with a refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee machine, and cookware.

Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar features an array of wellness facilities for men and women. The dedicated space includes a state-of-the-art gym, a spa with six treatment rooms, each providing a variety of services to revitalize and rejuvenate the mind and soul, an indoor pool, and a female beauty salon.

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Catering to the needs of business professionals, Marriott Executive Apartments Al Khobar also offers an executive lounge with access to business facilities as well as a dedicated conference center with six meeting rooms.

For reservations, please visit  www.marriottexecutiveapartmentsalkhobar.com or call +9668481400

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Marriott Hotels Unveils Jeddah Marriott Hotel Madinah Road Nestled Between Saudi Arabia’s Two Holy Cities

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The Red Sea city welcomes new Marriott Hotel in the heart of the business district.


Marriott Hotels, the signature flag of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, announce the opening of Jeddah Marriott Hotel Madinah Road nestled between the Kingdom’s two Holy cities, Mecca and Madinah. Located in the central business district of Jeddah, the new hotel made up of two tower buildings is within close proximity to the city’s picturesque Corniche Waterfront, Jeddah International Exhibition & Conference Center and the King Abdulaziz International Airport.

The hotel is designed to reflect the newest global design vision for Marriott Hotels, featuring sophisticated and intuitively designed spaces for modern traveller, enabling guests to relax, work and find inspiration during their stay.

On behalf of the owners of the Jeddah Marriott Hotel Madinah Road, Engineer Faisal Mohammed Al Malik, Chief Executive Officer of Abdulmohsin Al Hokair Holding Group commented, We have always been pioneers in the tourism industry by investing in developments in key growth markets.  We are proud to contribute to the Kingdom’s tourism industry which is experiencing unprecedented growth and attracting investors and travellers from across the globe.   Through this collaboration with the Marriott International, we aspire to achieve success and believe that this hotel is a high-value addition to the hospitality landscape in Jeddah and the Kingdom overall.”

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Sandeep Walia, Chief Operating Officer, Middle East, Marriott International added, “We are excited to further expand the presence of our signature brand, Marriott Hotels, in Saudi Arabia.  The brand is an ideal fit in Jeddah with its thoughtful service and intuitive spaces that enable guests to be inspired during their stay.”

Setting the scene on arrival, guests are welcomed into a bright lobby surrounded by expansive glass windows and lined with flourishing olive trees. This sophisticated and serene space offers a place for guests to relax and connect. The theme of illumination continues from the lobby to the 274 thoughtfully designed guestrooms. Bathed with abundant natural light, each spacious guestroom features floor-to-ceiling windows and offer contemporary décor. Designed with comfort and flexibility in mind, the guestrooms offer space to work and relax, intuitive in-room amenities, deep soaking bathtubs and walk-in showers.

The hotel features M Club, an exclusive space reserved for Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Elite Marriott Bonvoy members and Club guests offering complimentary breakfast, beverages and hors d’oeuvres throughout the day. The M Club also offers the brand’s signature Mind Menu, a selection of delicious snacks and beverages with active ingredients to enhance mind and body. Accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the M Club provides free Wi-Fi, printing services and power supplies to ensure uninterrupted productivity for business travellers.

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Guest are invited to enjoy three culinary experiences at the hotel including Sky View, a place to relax and unwind with friends from morning to evening over coffee and signature dishes while taking in panoramic views of the city. In the lobby, all-day dining venue, Olive Tree, offers an array of International and Arabic favourites for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Olive Terrace has a vibrant al fresco ambiance, with live cooking stations, light snacks, fresh juices and a variety of desserts.

The hotel sparks new ways of thinking and fosters collaboration across six state-of-the-art flexible meeting spaces and a Grand Venue, ideal for large conferences and lavish occasions of up to 600 guests. More than 690 square metres of event space is available, featuring contemporary styling and state-of-the-art technology, and an abundance of natural light, making it the ideal venue for business and social events. The hotel’s highly talented event and culinary team is available to curate unforgettable experiences catering to the needs of all types of events and meetings.

“We are delighted to arrive in the city known as the Bride of the Red Sea, with a premium hotel that sits in a coveted position within Jeddah’s business district. This is already an iconic hotel, with incredibly modern design elements both inside and out, beautifully contrasting the historic character of the city,” said Muntaser Allaf, General Manager, Jeddah Marriott Hotel Madinah Road.

Other facilities include a state-of-the-art fitness centre open 24 hours a day, an outdoor swimming pool and children’s pool. Guests seeking utmost relaxation can retreat to the hotel’s tranquil Saray Spa offering transformative and rejuvenating experiences. The hotel also offers a ladies-only salon, perfect for extended pampering.

Nearby retail highlights include Mall of Arabia and Red Sea Mall, two of the city’s most popular shopping destinations, and the King Abdullah Sport City Stadium is also within close proximity to the hotel.

For more information or to make a reservation, please visit our website, here

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Award-Winning Shang Palace Enters the Vibrant Jeddah Dining Scene

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The specialty restaurant arrives in the Kingdom bringing soulful, modern Chinese cuisine and master mixology into the city.


Jeddah is the chosen destination for the first Shang Palace restaurant in Saudi Arabia, joining a roster of 38 award-winning venues across the globe. The new venue combines traditional techniques with new generation energy and creativity to deliver the best Chinese food in the city and an experience like no other.

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Designed to feel like a sophisticated Chinese home, the décor infuses traditional Chinese motifs and Arabesque patterns, creating a see-and-be-seen space inspired by courtyard siheyuan houses where the service and ambiance are as exciting as the food.

Shang Palace takes diners on a multi-sensory journey through Sichuan, Yunnan, and Cantonese cuisines. Guests can enjoy a curated sound experience of the pinnacle of Asian heartfelt hospitality, whilst they indulge in an unforgettable Chinese meal.

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Set to become one of the restaurant’s key highlights, the crispy-skin Peking duck is roasted over fragrant plum wood chips in a glass-encased oven, one of the venue’s key aesthetic focal points. Other signature dishes include the colorful Wagyu Pastry Puff Dim Sums, Shang Palace Signature Camel Xiao Long Bao, Crispy Black Truffle Spring Rolls, the BBQ Lamb Ribs and many more.

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Shang Palace’s talented culinary team hails primarily from across China, bringing with them a wealth of experience, techniques, and skills. The team is helmed by Executive Chef Keith Yeap, the Malaysian Chinese national who boasts a distinguished career that includes several leading Chinese restaurants across Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Macau, and Phnom Penh.

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“My cooking philosophy includes instilling innovation and passion into every dish,” said Chef Keith. “The Shang Palace Jeddah experience will bring a unique and fresh experience into the city presenting a variety of bold dishes and a relentless high standard for quality ingredients and heartfelt hospitality.”

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The Restaurant’s General Manager and Award-Winning Mixologist, Sanjin Dilaver, along with his team are always on hand to shake things up through the unique selection of zero-proof cocktails served at your table or at the bar whilst enjoying magical views of the Red Sea.

Asian-inspired mocktails featuring innovative presentations to delight the eyes as well as the tastebuds include The Forbidden Pearl and Lost in Time amongst one of Jeddah’s most inventive drinks menu.

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“It is the perfect time to enter the growing and vibrant Jeddah dining scene with the Shang Palace brand,” says Dilaver. “We hope that guests will enjoy not only our unique food and beverage experience, and the stunning environment, but also an unforgettable journey that reflects the vitality and energy of this city”.

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Alongside Chef Keith, the passionate duo plan to successfully position Shang Palace as the Kingdom’s most sought-after Chinese restaurant.

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Infinix Brings the Latest Mobile Technology to Saudi Arabia with the Launch of the Note 10

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Infinix mobiles enter the KSA market with the launch of the all-new premium smartphone, NOTE 10 on 7th July 2021.


Manufactured in China, Infinix mobiles are committed to building cutting-edge technology and fashionably designed dynamic mobile devices to create globally-focused intelligent life experiences through a combination of lifestyle and technology.

Showcasing a superfluid display, powerful MediaTek gaming processors, cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI)-powered camera and optimized 5000mAh battery with fast-charge technology, the NOTE 10 is crafted to enhance and optimize work and entertainment experiences for everyone.

“We know today’s smartphone enthusiasts want a device that balances style with the latest innovative technology for a truly immersive experience,” said Manfred Hong, Senior Product Director at Infinix. “There is a real demand for sleek mobiles backed by powerful technology, that also cater to the thriving gaming culture of the region in KSA, making it the ideal time to introduce Infinix through the Note 10. The NOTE 10 perfectly balances functionality; aesthetics, style, innovation, texture, and color functionality, to create the ideal, all-around device for professionals, entertainment lovers, everyday users alike.”infinix-note10-6-copy

A Stunning Visual Experience

The NOTE 10 creates the perfect viewing experience with a 6.95” full high definition (FHD+) display, and a 91% screen-to-body ratio with 480 nits of peak brightness and 1500:1 color contrast ratio for sharp, crystal clear visuals. Graphics and images seamlessness glide making it perfect for watching movies, scrolling content, or gaming. Certified by TÜV Rheinland for low blue light, users will enjoy hours of use without suffering from eye fatigue and discomfort.

The NOTE 10 delivers stunning professional-quality images and beautiful nightscape imagery, both in daylight and at night. To capture amazing selfies, the NOTE 10 is equipped with a 16MP AI Beautify Selfie front-facing camera with two frontal flashes.

For ultra-smooth and effortless filming, the NOTE 10 offers 2K resolution shooting capabilities in both the front and rear cameras using leading video-enhancement algorithms from Imint’s Vidhance Video Stabilization solution and auto-blur video shooting. Now, users can capture their breathtaking moments with confidence.infinix-note10-3-copy

Packed with Power & Performance

MediaTek Helio G85 gaming processor for the NOTE 10, contains:

  • A 64-bit octa-core processor with two performance core ARM Cortex-A75 and six power-efficient core Cortex-A55 CPUs clocked at 2.0GHz and 1.8GHz respectively
  • One of the fastest GPUs, the ARM Mali-G52 MC2 GPU, clocking at 1GHz
  • Memory storage of 128 GB, 64 GB ROM, and 6 GB, 4 GB RAM

The Note 10 features a range of upgraded and new innovative technologies and features, such as:

  • A 5000mAh Battery and 18W Fast Charge Technology: The NOTE 10 offers users a 5000mAh battery with 18W quick charge. The batteries are integrated with Ultra Power Mode, providing an extra 38 hours of calling time when the battery reaches 5% capacity, 25% of battery backup with the Power Marathon Technology, and safe fast-charge technology.
  • Dar-link Ultimate Game Booster: The NOTE 10 incorporates Infinix’s Dar-link Ultimate Game Booster optimization engine software, which works with the smartphone’s hardware to improve graphic image stability and screen sensitivity. The software intelligently adjusts the operating speed of the CPUs and GPUs and allocates resources to improve images and movements in different gaming scenarios.
  • DTS Audio and AI Noise Cancelling: Providing a surround sound quality with support for high-frequency game scenes, the NOTE 10 are embedded with dual speakers, AI noise reduction sound technology, DTS audio processing, and sound localization.
  • Secure and Convenient Access Points: Users are able to access the NOTE 10 with a side-mounted fingerprint and 3D face unlock capabilities.
  • XOS 7.6: The XOS 7.6 software incorporated into the NOTE 10 provides users with tools such as Xnote 5.0 to take notes and write down ideas, X-Proof to obscure the screen when using the phone in public and Thunder Back Mode 2.0 easily accommodates two apps simultaneously on the same screen

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The NOTE 10 will be priced at SAR 659. The series will be available from 7th July onwards and include variations based on customer and market demands. The Infinix Note 10 mobiles will be available in Al Haddad Stores, and online on AlHaddadShop.com and Noon.com

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Seven Restaurant Upgrades Seafood Night Offering with Marvelous, Family-Style, Meals

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Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road takes guests on a culinary adventure from under the sea as Seven Restaurant upgrades its seafood night offer to an abundance of flavors with a refreshed service style and menu.

Available every Thursday from 7 pm to 11 pm, dining starts from SAR 170 per person with bountiful plates of fresh seafood served to the table to enjoy with those near and dear in a comfortable, family-friendly setting. Head Chef, Sofyan Alasmi, curates the menu to ensure each bite is bursting with extraordinary flavors, including hearty appetizers like cold mezzeh, seafood soup, and caesar salad along with four main course meals so that palates can enjoy the freshest and most succulent seafood in the city. A feast for the eyes and mouth, the dishes are set to change on rotation so loyal guests have something new to look forward to. Kids under 6 years can take delight in the Seafood Night at Seven Restaurant and dine for free and 50% off dining for kids up to 12 years.

Seven is highly symbolic across cultures. Embodying completion and perfection, Seven Restaurant has been designed with this in mind. Featuring striking décor, the open kitchen concept ensures guests seated indoors can immerse themselves in an unrivaled culinary show. Those seated on the outdoor terrace can enjoy sweeping views of the stunning Riyadh city skyline.

Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road offers a truly pleasant getaway for business and leisure travelers to Riyadh, with seamless service, easy access to the city’s top tourist attractions, and exciting dining experiences to choose from, the new property is a must-visit hotel when traveling to the Kingdom.

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Glamorous European Flair Lands in Paradise this Summer with Debut of Le Merdien Maldives Resort & Spa

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Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, a 154-villa resort on the island of Thilamaafushi, welcomes creative-minded travellers to experience chic island living from 01 August 2021, when the stylish European-inspired brand is expected to make its debut in one of the world’s most captivating destinations.


Secluded in a southeastern pocket of Lhaviyani Atoll, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is located on Thilamaafushi, a natural island defined as “island surrounded by vast lagoon” in Dhivehi, the local parlance of the Maldives. Spanning nine hectares, the island is an eco-conscious haven abundant with indigenous flora and fauna, enveloped by a shimmering lagoon and coral reefs bursting with vibrant marine life, including pods of Manta Rays and turtles. The resort is accessible by a 35-minute seaplane journey north of Velana (MLE) International Airport, Malé.le-meridien-maldives-resort-spa_main-pool_beach-copy

Guests at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa are invited to step out of their daily routine and into a glamorous getaway with notes of nostalgia. Every aspect of the resort’s design takes cues from the Paris-born brand’s mid-century design aesthetic and European heritage inspired by the era of glamorous travel, presented through a Maldivian lens. Enveloped by a shimmering lagoon with vast hues of Maldivian blues and fringing reefs abound with marine life, Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa unlocks the charm of the Maldives in style, celebrating the destination’s iconic flat lagoons, endless blues, and pristine beaches through the distinctly European spirit of savouring the good life. At Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, guests can feel free to indulge in the simple pleasures of life – where wandering sans agenda and lingering longer is encouraged.le-meridien-maldives-resort-spa_private-sandbank-a-copy

The resort’s distinct timeless chic design is inspired by the formation of the Maldives Archipelago, emulating the Atoll’s unique topography, its bordering reefs, coral gardens, marine life, and underwater pinnacles known as “Thilas”. Interior and exterior design celebrate the Maldives’ distinct life and culture and vibrant landscape, fused with mid-century modern and Bauhaus aesthetics to present a resort that sits in harmony with the natural environment.

Each villa’s design evokes mid-century philosophies and unites the concept of art and industrial design with clean lines, a muted color palette, and a juxtaposition of renewable materials that foster simplicity, openness, and functionality. A selection of one and two-bedroom villas are tucked amongst the tropical landscape and dotted over the Indian Ocean and feature unparalleled views across the whitewashed beaches, the Indian Ocean, or turquoise lagoon. Families and groups will enjoy the Thilamaafushi Villa, a three-bedroom villa set in its own alcove of the island on the beach.le-meridien-maldives-resort-spa_overwater-villa-aerial-copy

Guests will be able to dine at six restaurants and bars showcasing global tastes and locally harvested produce, as well as enjoy treatments from sustainable international brands at Explore Spa by Le Méridien. The hotel will also take part in Le Méridien’s signature brand programs that evoke the glamour of a summer spent on the French Riviera. This includes “Au Soleil”, which encourages a summer state of mind with activations at “Golden Hour”, the magical hour at the end of a day under the sun; and Le Scoop by Le Méridien, which invites guests to pair a glass of rosé with a refreshing scoop of gelato or sorbet.

Families can take advantage of the Le Méridien Family and Kids’ Hub, with programming that ranges from day and night nature trails, a mini marine conservation program, folklore storytelling, sustainable art classes, and micro-green planting in The Greenhouse.  Families can also explore a purposefully curated menu of expeditions that include a nature safari, marine talks and coral restoration, family foraging and cooking classes in The Greenhouse, and expeditions to the resort’s wholly-owned private island, Bodu Finolhu as well as, a range of resort-wide experiences that nurtures discovery and conservation of the surrounding environment. The resort also presents a boutique lifestyle space that features an ocean-facing fitness studio and yoga pavilion as well as an interactive creative art studio for guests to stay balanced and inspired during their travel.

Rates start from USD 600 per night in a Sunrise Overwater Villa inclusive of breakfast and dinner*. Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa is a participant of the Marriott Bonvoy™ program as a category five hotel. Members can redeem 35,000 points per night for a stay in the tropical isles.  For further information or to make a reservation, please visit www.lemeridien-maldives.com.

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Savour the Good Life at Le Meridien Resort & Spa this Summer

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The summer is made for leisure, granting absolute freedom to create memories that last a lifetime.


Serendipitously in time for the holiday season, the renowned European-inspired brand Le Méridien makes its highly anticipated debut on the paradisical island of Thilamaafushi, Maldives. Opening its doors in August 2021, the property invites creative-minded travellers to unlock the astounding beauty of one of the most enchanting destinations in the world.

le-meridien-maldives-resort-spa_beach-copyNine hectares of the natural island with unique flora and fauna await visitors, as they are welcomed by lush greenery as far as the eye can see. The eco-conscious island is embraced by stunning coral reefs brimming with marine life, such as various species of turtles and Manta Rays. Pristine beaches kiss the Indian Ocean in this secluded pocket of harmony, inviting exploration and relaxation.

le-meridien-maldives-resort-spa_overwater-villa-h-copyAmidst turquoise clear waters lie 154 mid-century villas, lined up perfectly in a formation inspired by the formation of the Maldives Archipelago. An array of one, two, and three-bedroom villas designed with modern and Bauhaus aesthetics. Every aspect of the resort’s design takes cues from the Paris-born brand’s mid-century design aesthetic and European heritage inspired by the era of glamorous travel, presented through a Maldivian lens. Its distinct timeless chic design emulates the Atoll’s unique topography, its bordering reefs, coral gardens, marine life, and underwater pinnacles known as “Thilas”. To accompany the villas are six irresistible restaurants and bars, offering global cuisine and locally harvested produce.

le-meridien-maldives-resort-spa_arrival-platform_sunset-copyNature comes alive at Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, with endless discovery moments waiting to be uncovered. Explore the tropical haven in the day and immerse in the rich natural wonders, only to end the day under the glittering night sky. Continue the adventure with unforgettable expeditions like a nature safari, marine talks, coral restoration, and family foraging in one of the Maldives largest state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse.

le-meridien-maldives-resort-spa_main-pool_beach-a-copyThe resort lives in peaceful harmony with the natural beauty of the island. Without disruption, the resort sits visitors among the bustling marine life, witnessing nature at its finest. The range of experiences across the resort supports the sustainability values of Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa, with educational talks on the wildlife and restoration expeditions. Guests can not only admire the unique environment but aid preservation of the delicate ecosystem.

Those in search of adventure, leisure, or a combination of both this summer are invited to experience Le Méridien Maldives Resort & Spa and its natural splendor. Rates start from USD 600 per night in a Sunrise Overwater Villa inclusive of breakfast and dinner*.

For further information or to make a reservation, please visit www.lemeridien-maldives.com

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Summer Stay Offers for the Family at Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road

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Located in the heart of the capital city, Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road brings an exciting family package to make the most of their summer. The contemporary hotel is a favorite for business and leisure travelers for its flavourful dining options, seamless service, easy access to the city’s must-see attractions, and modern design.


To celebrate the sunny season, Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road is welcoming families with exciting offers so that they can cherish treasured moments with loved ones and make holidays memorable.

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Family holidays are more fun when everyone’s there, especially with 50% off the 2nd room for children up to 16 years old. Available seven days a week, guests can choose from standard rooms or family-friendly rooms, with the discount applied to the lower-priced room if different room types are booked. Ideal for big families to enjoy a fun-filled stay with those near and dear to create unforgettable memories.

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Take advantage of the ‘Kids Stay and Eat Free’ offer for happy tastebuds, children, and parents. Children aged 12 and under can stay for free when sharing a room with two adults, for a maximum of two children. The two children will also receive complimentary meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the special kids’ menu, featuring all the comfort food classics, when accompanied by an adult dining on the regular menu. Everything you could need in one stunning hotel, enjoy a relaxing stay, and let Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road take care of the rest.

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Please contact us on  +966115210000 or email RUHNR@courtyard.com

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New Balance Celebrates its Heritage with Annual Grey Day Collection

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Limited edition release will include iterations of the 574 and 57/40 models in classic grey.


For the month of May, Global athletic leader New Balance will unveil the 2021 iteration of its much-anticipated collection for Grey Day, an annual celebration of the brand’s heritage. Each year, New Balance celebrates over a century of independence with the color that proudly represents its history and has come to be synonymous with the brand: grey. new-balance-_-grey-day-_-ascia-and-friends_1-copy

The 2021 collection incorporates two 574 styles and a 57/40 counterpart: the classic grey 574; an exclusive 574 without the iconic New Balance “N” logo, dubbed the 574 Un-N-Ding; and a limited 57/40 all-grey colorway. Retail pricing will be AED399 for the classic grey 574, AED449 for the 574 Un-N-Ding, and AED549 for the Limited 57/40 all-grey colorway.s121_m574egg_m5740ta_u574gdy_pack_product_photography_1_cmyk-copy

First introduced in the 1980s, the 574 was a simple design experiment combining the best of a road and trail runner to create a true go-anywhere shoe. The 574 quickly began to blur the lines between performance and everyday wear and is now known worldwide for its versatility, classic design, and core grey colorway synonymous with brand heritage.s121_m574egg_group_onfigure_photography_4_cmyk-copy

With a tagline of “Worn by Anyone,” the New Balance 574 has been one of the industry’s most identifiable sneakers and today is one of the brand’s best-selling silhouettes. The Grey Day collection pays homage to the 574 in grey by releasing the original alongside two reimagined styles. The New Balance 57/40 is a fresh interpretation of the iconic model and a nod to the 574 franchise, while the Grey Day exclusive no “N” 574 Un-N-ding puts a unique twist on the classic shoe by removing the oversized “N” from each side.new-balance-_-grey-day-_-ascia-and-friends_2-copy

This year’s Grey Day campaign from New Balance will feature several of its star athlete ambassadors, including Coco Gauff, Jamal Murray, Sadio Mane, Sydney McLaughlin, and Tiago Lemos, and regionally with Eduardo, Ascia, and Hamad Young Picasso. By showcasing the grey styles on some of its leading athlete partners, New Balance reiterates its heritage and the versatility of the 574 and 57/40.s121_m574egg_group_onfigure_photography_1_rgb_ext-copy

“Grey Day is an important heritage story we can tell around our signature grey colorway and classic, 574 silhouettes. Our tagline of ‘Worn by Anyone’ is a nod to the past, present, and future of these iconic models,” says Pat Cassidy, Global Director, Consumer Marketing & Athlete Activation.s121_m574egg_onfigure_photography_4_rgb-copy

The Grey Day collection will be available across a selection newbalance.com channels in the region, namely:

Customers can also find the full collection in the NB store in 360 Mall, Kuwait, and in Foot Locker Power Doors, which can be found in Dubai Mall and Avenues Mall Kuwait

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Marriott International Celebrates 11th Edition of ‘Iftar for Cabs’ Initiative in the KSA

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Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road associates celebrate the Holy month of Ramadan showing their appreciation to the hard-working cab drivers in Saudi Arabia


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 28th April 2021 –   As part of its ongoing commitment to the Holy Month of Ramadan, Marriott International celebrated the eleventh edition of its ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative at participating hotels in the Middle East, including over 23 properties in Saudi Arabia. During the hour of Iftar on Wednesday cab drivers who drove through the main entrance of any of the participating hotels received complimentary Iftar packs to break their fast.

Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road catering team prepared Iftar packs, which included a diverse selection of food and beverage items. Associates from across various departments within the hotel, including Catering, Administration, and Guest Services joined forces to bring the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative to life. This year, Courtyard Riyadh Northern Ring Road as participated hotel handed out over 30 Iftar packs to cab drivers.marriott-iftar-for-cabs-5-copy

In line with directives from local health authorities and ongoing efforts to safeguard public health, Marriott International properties implemented additional safety measures while organizing the initiative and handing over Iftar packs to cab drivers. While maintaining social distance and wearing gloves and masks at all times, associates also place the pack on a tray while offering it to the driver.

Launched in 2010, the ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative has turned into an annual tradition for many cab drivers throughout the region. The initiative has been widely appreciated by hotel owners, local communities, and transport authorities.

“It gives us great pride as a company to go the extra step to give back to the communities in which we operate. This initiative is even more important this year after the difficult year we all had last year. ‘Iftar for Cabs’ embodies the spirit of the Holy Month and we are extremely proud of our hotel teams who are committed to bringing to life this initiative every Ramadan.” said Mahmoud Omar, General Manager.

The ‘Iftar for Cabs’ initiative falls under Marriott International’s Sustainability and Social Impact Platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction, which guides how the company makes a positive and sustainable impact wherever it does business. From empowerment opportunities to sustainable hotel development, the platform is designed to foster business growth while balancing the needs of associates, customers, owners, the environment, and communities. One of the priority areas, or “coordinates”, of Serve 360 is Nurture our World. ‘Iftar for Cabs’ is an initiative that directly supports and brings this vision to life.

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