Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya opens in Saudi Arabia

First Hyatt Regency hotel opens in Riyadh with the 261-guestroom property

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya's spa reception.
Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya's spa reception.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, which was first announced in 2012, has opened to the public, marking the first Hyatt Regency hotel to open in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Developed by Mohammed A. Al-Swailem Co. for Commercial Investment, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya is the third Hyatt-branded hotel to open in KSA, joining Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club and Spa and Hyatt Regency Makkah Jabal Omar.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya offers 261 guestrooms, including 40 suites, across 28 floors. All guestrooms and suites feature views of Riyadh, and use local touches and design elements, including patterned leather panels embroidered with a contemporary interpretation of a Middle Eastern mashrabiya motif.

Located on the 26th floor, the hotel’s Regency Club offers guests services including complimentary internet access, use of the lounge meeting room, breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening beverages with hors d'oeuvres.

When it comes to F&B, the hotel offers Fifty Sixth Avenue Diner, which features a mixture of American comfort food as well as traditional favourites from various regions of the United States. Additionally, the hotel offers Azure, with Aegean cuisine from Greece and Turkey with an open-kitchen concept and a wood-fired oven and charcoal grill.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya offers more than 1,000m2 of conference and banquet facilities, including the Al Loulou’a Ballroom, which can be divided up into three separate rooms and seat up to 500 people theatre-style. With nine flexible event venues, the hotel can host a variety of events such as weddings, social banquets, exhibitions, meetings, and conferences.

The hotel's Sokoun Spa offers four treatment rooms and a variety of wellness services, including relaxation massages and therapeutic body treatments. A traditional Moroccan hammam is also available, along with fitness facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a multi-purpose sports court, and a Camp Hyatt kid’s club.

The hotel's general manager Nizar Weshah was appointed in 2012 as part of the pre-opening team.

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