Construction of first Rove KSA hotel to start in Q2 2018

Rove King Abdullah Economic City will be located centrally in the Bay La Sun waterfront district of KAEC

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Rove Hotels, a joint-venture between Meraas and Emaar Properties PJSC, says that construction of its first hotel outside of the UAE, the Rove King Abdullah Economic City, will begin in the second quarter of 2018.

Marking the debut of Rove Hotels in Saudi Arabia, the new hotel will be located centrally in the Bay La Sun waterfront district of King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) in the vicinity of the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business & Entrepreneurship (MBSC) and a newly established entrepreneurship hub.

Rove King Abdullah Economic City will feature 240 rooms, fitness centres for ladies and gentlemen, and a wide range of lifestyle amenities that underpin the brand values of Rove Hotels to deliver reliable, modern and super-efficient hospitality services that appeal to all. With the construction work anticipated to start later this year, a soft opening is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2019.

“KAEC is fast establishing a reputation as the domestic destination of choice for leisure visitors and business events & conferences. Our expanding range of entertainment & leisure offerings are having a tremendous impact on the city’s appeal and ability to deliver a standout experience for visitors,” said Ramzi Solh, CEO, Real Estate Operation and Management Company. “We have an aggressive development plan to expand our hotel and resort portfolio. Rove King Abdullah Economic City will be a valuable addition to our existing offer and will further expand our appeal to Saudi millennials seeking a quality hotel experience.”

Olivier Harnisch, CEO of Emaar Hospitality Group, added: “Rove King Abdullah Economic City brings the innovative concept of contemporary midscale hospitality experiences to the Kingdom. Its location in KAEC, one of the fastest growing business and leisure hubs, will make it a preferred choice not only for the young and trendy but also to travellers from around the world seeking value hospitality in a premier setting. The expansion complements the goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 to drive economic diversification with tourism development as a strategic growth area.”

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