Ultratravel Collection, a joint venture between Global Hotel Alliance (“GHA”), Travel Leaders Group and multi-media brand Ultratravel, and Al Khozama Management Company jointly announced that Al Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh, owned and operated by Al Khozama Management Company, became the latest member of the Ultratravel Collection, strengthening the presence of the collection in the Middle East.
Al Faisaliah Hotel, the luxury icon of Al Faisaliah Hotels, Resorts & Residences in Riyadh, melds the majesty of Arabian tradition and modern innovation. Opened in 2000, the hotel is set in the vibrant heart of Riyadh. Over 15 years of timeless elegance, opulent interiors, sublime dining venues and exemplary service have made this magnificent hotel the ultimate in luxury. The second hotel under Al Faisaliah brand, Al Faisaliah Resort & Spa at Durrat Arriyadh, is due to open in the third quarter of 2016.
As a member of Ultratravel Collection, each hotel is able to offer guests the benefits of the DISCOVERY loyalty programme. Launched in 2010, today DISCOVERY has over seven million members. Al Faisaliah Hotel Riyadh is first hotel in Saudi Arabia under the Ultratravel Collection.
Christopher Hartley, CEO of Global Hotel Alliance and Chairman of Ultratravel Collection says: “Travel to and from Saudi Arabia is booming. The growth in the leisure tourism sector and over 22 million forecasted international tourist arrivals by 2025 make Saudi Arabia an important, emerging market. We are delighted to welcome Al Faisaliah Hotel to our collection, which will undoubtedly become a landmark hotel of the Ultratravel Collection in Saudi Arabia.”
Hussein Hatata, Vice President, Al Khozama Hospitality, is excited about the opportunity of Al Faisaliah Hotel joining DISCOVERY: “We are especially excited to announce our inclusion in Ultratravel Collection, as part of our continued commitment to provide memorable value-added experiences to our loyal guests. We strive to adapt to today’s more versatile consumers who appreciate recognition as well as superior products and services and a connection to the local culture of the destination. We constantly look to diversify our offering and with this membership, we can look forward to reaching more discerning travellers all over the world.”
As well as in Saudi Arabia, Ultratravel Collection is expanding in other key markets around the world, with recent additions to its portfolio including San Clemente Palace Kempinski Venice and Alila Purnama, one of the most luxurious live-aboard ships in Asia.