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Dubai firm to design new Jizan Novotel

Samuel Creations to create look for new 200-key Accor hotel in Jizan

NEWS, Business

Samuel Creations has been awarded the design consultancy contract for Accor's latest hotel in Jizan, Saudi Arabia.

The new Novotel situated on the Red Sea is slated for opening in 2015 with the aim of bringing a contemporary establishment to the currently under-supplied Saudi market.

The four star 200-key hotel will cater to the business traveller sector and is located a short distance from the airport, while its position within the city Corniche, affords the property sea views.

According to Samuel Creations, the Novotel Jizan will be designed to exude warmth "with a trendy sense of sophistication".

The company's MENA managing director, Christian Merieau, said: “With three hot springs in the area and amazing coral reefs, our team strives to bring this soothing and tranquil ambience inside to allow guests to sense the Novotel philosophy which is ‘designed for natural living’.”

Samuel Creations is currently designing four other Accor properties with a total of 1,400 keys rooms.

Accor Middle East managing director Christophe Landais said: “Accor’s fruitful collaboration with Samuel Creations in the Middle East is going back to 12 years ago when we banked on them with the design of our first Novotel in Dubai,” Merieau added.

“The firm has, ever since, delivered every time to the highest standards. We have confidence in Samuel Creations not only to understand the specific requirements of our various hotel brands design but also to show the necessary flexibility to meet both investor’s and operator’s needs’.

Accor announced earlier this year its first Novotel in Jeddah, scheduled to open by the end of 2013, which Samuel Creations Dubai is also designing alongside a new Ibis in Yanbu and a pair of new Accor Accor properties in the Holy Cities of Medina and Makkah. Another Saudi hotel, the five-star Pullman Dar Al Qibla in Medina, is scheduled to open in early 2014.

Samuel Creations is also re-designing the restaurants and public spaces of The Pullman Zam Zam in Makkah of the existing upscale hotel directly in front of the Haram, facing King Abdulaziz Gate.

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