Saudi Arabia Plans New Hotel Development Near Diriyah World Heritage Site | News



Image © Ameen Qaisran via the Permanent Delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to UNESCO

Marriott International has announced plans to open two luxury hotels in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The properties will be located close to the Unesco World Heritage Site at At-Turaif, offering views of the historic town of Diriyah on the outskirts of Riyadh.The National

The Saudi Crown Prince recently reiterated his intentions finalize the planned 2030 development strategy for Riyadh, which would more than double the population of the country’s capital backed by a public-private partnership worth around $ 500 billion at a low estimate.

Marriott says the two hotels will be completed in 2022 and 2025 respectively. The design includes a luxury development and is part of a larger plan that would transform an eleven square kilometer strip of the city of Diriyah, 15 minutes from the capital. , in a mixed-use project promoted to recall the typical architecture of Najdi. which dot the area first added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2010.


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