Marriott to open first Residence Inn property in Middle East
The new Residence Inn by Marriott property will be part of a mixed-use development that will also include a new 129-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel. When opened, this will be the fourth Courtyard property in the Middle East. A 58,000 square metre shopping mall is also included in the scheme. The new Residence Inn by Marriott Jizan is designed to feature 83 spacious and modern studios and one- and two-bedroom suites with each studio unit connecting with a one- or two-bedroom apartment. Designed for stays of five nights or more, each suite will include a fully equipped kitchen and separate living area, flat screen TV and Marriott’s bed and bath linens. The Residence Inn lobby is designed as a special feature offering a club-like environment. It will include a self-service lounge/coffee shop, a library and a small meeting room. A ‘grab and go’ kiosk/market offering snacks, basic food items, newspapers, magazines and various sundries will be located adjacent to the front desk. Recreational amenities at the hotel include separate fitness rooms and lockers for men and women and an outdoor pool area. The Courtyard by Marriott Jizan will have contemporary, stylishly designed accommodations including 15 junior suites and two suites. King-bedded guest rooms and suites will be interconnected with double-bedded rooms to accommodate families during school holidays. Guest rooms will feature high speed internet access, flat screen TV, and in-room safes. The hotel will feature a casual restaurant, a lobby lounge and a juice bar on the pool deck. Recreational amenities will include a shared fitness room with separate lockers, and sauna and steam room for male and female guests. The outdoor swimming pool will be shared with guests of the Residence Inn. Other amenities will include 24-hour room service with limited menu, an in-room mini-bar, and a ‘grab and go’ kiosk/market in the lobby. Residence Inn is Marriott’s second largest lodging brand with nearly 600 properties in North and Central America and the Caribbean. Courtyard ranks as Marriott’s largest brand with nearly 900 hotels throughout the world. Marriott International currently manages three hotels in Saudi Arabia: the 389-room Riyadh Marriott, the 210-room Jeddah Marriott and the 150-room Medina Marriott.