The Hotel Show, Saudi Arabia. The Hotel Show, Saudi Arabia.

The sixth edition of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia and second annual Stone & Surface Saudi Arabia opened on Tuesday, April 10th in Jeddah. Thousands of hospitality and construction industry professionals are expected to attend the event which will take place at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events for three days from 4 pm to 10 pm daily.

As the Kingdom revs up to push for a major boost in tourism with new visa rules and tourist attractions, the hotel show adds to the efforts the government is putting to attract up to 30 million visitors by 2027.

A Tophotelprojects report released ahead of the show revealed 55,810 new hotel rooms are in the Saudi construction pipeline, most of which are slated to open in the next five years. 

The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia event director Gary Williams said: “The hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia is going through its most significant period of change to date, with major hotel and restaurant brands from all over the world recognising its incredible growth potential based on its long-term investment, business and tourism prospects.”

“We are bringing to Saudi the ultimate showcase of local and international products dedicated to the hospitality industry from in-room technologies, to interiors, lighting and design, gym equipment, F&B and much more – bringing the latest innovations and allowing developers of new hotels and restaurants here to stay ahead of the curve,” he added.

Major brands taking part in The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2018 include: Unilever Food Solutions, KAAS Group, Schneider Electric, RAK Porcelain, Aldar Almadania, CMT Technologies, SecuTronic, Delta Marketing, Sporta, Technogym, etc.

The free-to-attend show also features the second edition of the ‘Inter-Hotel Culinary Competition – Mystery Box Challenge’ where chefs from the country’s leading hotels are set to compete for the title of top hotel kitchen in Saudi Arabia.

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