RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Hilton (NYSE: HLT) has announced the signing of an agreement with Mashareq Investment to open Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley at the beginning of 2025. The Conrad Hotels & Resorts property will be the second for the brand in Saudi Arabia, joining Conrad Makkah.
Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley will mark the brand’s entry into the heart of Riyadh, bringing bold design and world-class guest experiences to the Saudi capital. The 170-key hotel will feature an indoor pool, fitness centre, boutique spa, seven meeting rooms spanning over 500 square metres, and multiple dining outlets, providing guests with ample opportunity to explore its recreational and culinary facilities.
Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley will be located in one of Riyadh’s most prominent high-end, mixed-use real estate projects, Laysen Valley. Located opposite to the city’s Diplomatic Quarter (DQ) and near the Kingdom’s royal court and corporate business hubs, the hotel will serve as a convenient meeting point for both residents and international business travellers.
Spanning five continents with more than 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts creates a seamless connection between bold design, impactful experiences and curated contemporary art to inspire the conscientious luxury traveller. True to its founding vision, each Conrad hotel is renowned for its purposeful service, as well as a distinctive ability to authentically connect globally-minded travellers with local cultures.
Commenting on the signing, Carlos Khneisser, vice president, development, Middle East & Africa, Hilton, said, “Laysen Valley is undeniably one of the most well-conceived mixed-use luxury developments in Saudi Arabia, making it perfectly aligned to the Conrad brand. At Hilton we are extremely excited at the prospect of operating this world-class luxury hotel at the heart of the city’s government and ministerial hub and within exceptional surroundings.”
Commenting on the announcement, Eng. Abdulaziz AlZamil, chief executive officer, Mashareq Investment, said, “Originally announced as part of Hilton’s Curio Collection, this hotel will open under the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand, aligning with a new vision for Laysen Valley. We are delighted to be partnering with Hilton to bring Conrad Riyadh Laysen Valley to the heart of Riyadh and look forward to creating a luxury hub to cater for the growing number of travellers to the Saudi capital.”
With plans to more than quadruple its presence in Saudi Arabia over the next few years, Hilton is leveraging key real estate developments, including business and leisure travel destinations, to underpin the expansion of its domestic portfolio.
Hilton currently operates 16 hotels in Saudi Arabia with plans to open over 50 new hotels across 10 of its brands, making the country the company’s largest pipeline market in the EMEA region. Projects include the introduction of new brands such as LXR Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, and Hampton by Hilton. The company plans to grow its portfolio to more than 75 properties in Saudi Arabia over the coming years.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of world-class brands comprising more than 7,200 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the more than 158 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Conrad Hotels & Resorts
Spanning five continents with over 40 properties, Conrad Hotels & Resorts has created a seamless connection between bold design, impactful experiences and curated contemporary art to inspire the conscientious traveler. Conrad is a place where guests are empowered to explore through intuitive service and experiences that authentically connect them with local culture. In addition to its award-winning hotel offerings, the brand also features an expanding residential portfolio combining sophisticated design, best-in-class amenities and purposeful service in inspiring destinations. Experience Conrad Hotels & Resorts by booking at conradhotels.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Conrad Hotels & Resorts at stories.hilton.com/conradhotels, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.