Emaar Hospitality announces expansion into Saudi
Vida Jeddah Gate hotel and Vida Residences Jeddah Gate will feature 202 hotel rooms and suites in addition to 162 serviced apartments
Emaar Hospitality Group has unveiled its first hotel and serviced residence property in Saudi Arabia.
Located withint Jeddah Gate, the 14-storey Vida Jeddah Gate hotel tower and the 25-storey Vida Residences Jeddah Gate tower will feature 202 hotel rooms and suites in addition to 162 serviced apartments - which will be sale - available in 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedrooms.
Spread across 519,204 sqft, almost equally split between the hotel and serviced residences, the project is deploying the latest advances in green building design and construction to reduce energy footprint.
Vida Jeddah Gate wil feature various dining facilities, dedicated events space that can host up to 120 people, spa, fitness centre, pool, kids club and pool lounge.
Chris Newman, corporate director of operations at Emaar Hospitality Group, said the first expansion of the company's operations into Saudi Arabia is underpinned by the renewed focus of the Kingdom to strengthen its tourism sector and the reputation of Jeddah as a hub for business and commerce.
He said: "The new generation of Saudi entrepreneurs and professionals will find that the design, service, quality and facilities we offer will more than meet their expectations.
"As a young brand for Emaar Hospitality Group, Vida Hotels and Resorts offers something new and different in terms of hotel experiences and Vida Jeddah Gate and Vida Residences Jeddah Gate will deliver exceptional experiences and value to our guests and residents for the first time in the Kingdom."
Family friendly, Shari'ah compliant and environmentally responsible, the development takes design cues from Islamic heritage, with the facade and textures being reminiscent of Saudi architectural styles.