Marriott International and King Abdullah Financial District have agreed to introduce the renowned W Hotels brand to Riyadh's KAFD

W Riyadh is anticipated to commence operations in 2025, featuring 210 luxury rooms and suites, 7 dining options, and expansive event facilities, including the signature W brand amenities such as the AWAY Spa and FIT fitness center. 

This partnership is in line with KAFD's vision of becoming the most distinguished and innovative business district in the world, which is already home to notable entities like Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and various international corporations.

Introducing W Riyadh

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The collaboration between Marriott International and KAFD DMC is a major achievement in the development of Riyadh's hospitality scene. 

Scheduled to launch in 2025, W Riyadh will charm visitors with its impressive architecture, exceptional service, and inventive dining options.

Designed to be a city sanctuary, this establishment will effortlessly combine the brand's daring style with the spirit of the community, resulting in a place that embraces uniqueness and personal expression.

W Riyadh Location

Strategically situated within Riyadh's King Abdullah Financial District, a mere 20-minute drive from King Khaled International Airport, W Riyadh will reside at the epicenter of a truly remarkable development.

Accommodation and Dining at W Riyadh

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Boasting 210 meticulously designed guest rooms and suites, this architectural masterpiece will redefine luxury with its bold, stunning displays and high attention to detail.

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Culinary connoisseurs will revel in the hotel's gastronomic offerings, which will encompass seven exquisite restaurants, each promising to tantalize the senses with innovative cuisine and unparalleled service. 

Signature W Brand Experiences

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True to the W brand's ethos, W Riyadh will immerse guests in a world of unparalleled experiences. 

From the iconic Living Room, a reimagined take on the traditional hotel lobby, to the WET Deck, a luxurious outdoor oasis where guests can soak up the sun and indulge in rejuvenating moments, every aspect of the property will embody the brand's commitment to innovation and exploration.

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Wellness enthusiasts will find sanctuary at the AWAY Spa, a tranquil haven offering a curated menu of indulgent treatments and therapies. Meanwhile, the state-of-the-art FIT fitness center will cater to those seeking to maintain their active lifestyles, even while on the road.

Underpinning these exceptional amenities is the brand's legendary Whatever/Whenever service philosophy, ensuring that every guest's desire, no matter how unique or unconventional, is fulfilled with unwavering dedication and discretion.

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Beyond these signature services, W Riyadh will also feature bespoke retail spaces and expansive event and meeting facilities, catering to the discerning needs of both leisure and business travelers.

KAFD: World's Largest Business Destination


KAFD stands as the world's largest LEED-certified mixed-use business destination, spanning an impressive 1.6 million square meters of office spaces, luxury residences, hotels, retail outlets, entertainment venues, and cultural attractions.

From its sustainable design and eco-friendly operations to its smart infrastructure and LEED-certified buildings, KAFD exemplifies the core values of Vision 2030, prioritizing quality of life and sustainable development. 

This landmark destination is poised to transform the way urban communities live, work, learn, and play, setting a new benchmark for harmonious integration of business, leisure, and environmental stewardship.

Marriott Presence in Riyadh

Marriott International

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, Marriott International is a prominent international hospitality company with approximately 8,900 properties under its portfolio, spanning across over 30 brands in 141 countries and territories. 

Its prestigious Marriott Bonvoy travel program provides members with exclusive opportunities, unmatched perks, and access to a world of opulence and excitement. Through its commitment to delivering unforgettable experiences, Marriott has established itself as a trailblazer in the hospitality sector. 

In Riyadh alone, Marriott International currently operates 15 hotels, including:

KAFD DMC: Shaping Riyadh's Landscape


KAFD DMC, a subsidiary of PIF, the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia, is leading the way in shaping the future of Riyadh. Through innovative urban development strategies, KAFD DMC is changing the city's skyline with a collection of 95 buildings, created by 25 top architectural firms. 

With a focus on sustainability, innovation, and high-end living, KAFD DMC is revolutionizing the concept of successful urban communities, by creating a seamless blend of business, leisure, and cultural opportunities.

W Hotels' Brand Development

W Hotels

As part of its ongoing brand development, W Hotels has launched W Riyadh, a move that highlights its commitment to meeting the changing demands of today's sophisticated travelers. 

With a focus on incorporating cutting-edge advancements, W Hotels strives to provide a fresh and contemporary luxury experience that appeals to the current era.

Shaping Riyadh’s Living Landscape


With the signing of this groundbreaking agreement, Marriott International and KAFD DMC have ushered in a new era of luxury hospitality in Riyadh. 

As W Riyadh prepares to open its doors in 2025, it promises to be more than just a hotel; it will be a beacon of innovation, a celebration of creativity, and a testament to the transformative power of visionary thinking. 

More Hotel Developments in Riyadh 

Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel


The Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel, located in the lively Al Sahafa district of Riyadh, has been officially opened by Accor to welcome guests. 

Managed by Hessa Al Mazroa, the first female General Manager of a hotel in the country, this property is conveniently situated near the King Abdullah Financial District and just 15 km away from King Khalid International Airport. 

With a total of 232 modern and luxurious rooms and suites, guests can enjoy top-notch amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool, and a variety of dining options while taking in the stunning views of Olaya Street, one of Riyadh's most bustling areas. 

This marks the 9th Novotel hotel in Saudi Arabia for Accor as they continue to expand their presence in the country.

IHG and Regent Hotels Luxury Hotels in KAFD

Riyadh Expo 2030

IHG Hotels & Resorts plans to increase their presence in the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh by opening two new luxury hotels - Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD in January 2027. 

This expansion will allow visitors to not only experience the impressive architecture of KAFD but also dine at top-notch restaurants in the world's biggest LEED-certified mixed-use business district. 

Additionally, later this year, IHG will open their first KAFD hotel, Kimpton at KAFD, providing guests with another option for their stay.

The Rotana Group Hotels Expansion

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

During the Saudi Tourism Forum in Riyadh, the Rotana Hotel Group revealed its intention to expand its presence in Saudi Arabia by opening 8 additional hotels within the next four years. This will bring their total properties in the Kingdom to 16, with a total of 4,400 guest rooms.

The expansion strategy includes the establishment of additional hotels in  Riyadh, Madinah, Khobar, and Al Baha. These hotel projects will redefine the standards of luxury hospitality and support Saudi Arabia's goal of becoming a top global tourism spot.

Marriott's Expansion in Saudi Arabia


Marriott International is expanding its presence in Saudi Arabia with 40 planned hotels, offering more than 11,000 rooms and expanding into new luxury destinations such as NEOM and The Red Sea.

The expansion includes luxury brands, including W Trojena and JW Marriott in NEOM, Autograph Collection, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and several new hotels in the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah.

The Ritz Carlton Diriyah

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The development of a new Ritz-Carlton Hotel Diriyah has been launched by Marriott International with plans to open in 2026. 

This high-end hotel, with a five-star rating, will be situated in the extensive Diriyah Giga Project worth $63 billion, showcasing Marriott's growth in Saudi Arabia. 

Anticipated to have 195 guest rooms and 34 lavish suites, the Ritz-Carlton Diriyah will provide a distinctive combination of lavishness, indulgence, and authentic local experiences.

The Autograph Collection, Sindalah


The Autograph Collection, set to debut in Sindalah by 2024, is poised to emerge as one of the most captivating havens in the Red Sea. It will feature 66 luxurious rooms and suites, encompassing one- and two-bedroom villas. 

Visitors can anticipate many culinary choices, a dedicated children's club, and a revitalizing spa experience. As the pioneering member of a group of islands earmarked for development in NEOM, Sindalah is set to evolve into one of the most enchanting sanctuaries within the Red Sea region.

Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar

Retal Development

The introduction of The Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar during the esteemed Cityscape event in Riyadh marks a notable expansion in Saudi Arabia's high-end hospitality industry. 

This resort, which affords stunning views of the captivating Arabian Gulf, signifies the inaugural presence of Ritz-Carlton in Saudi Arabia's eastern region. Spanning an expansive area of 99,917 square meters, the resort is constructed to deliver an unparalleled luxury experience.

It includes 130 sophisticated hotel rooms and suites, including villas and 48 chalets, standing ready to serve discerning guests after a fusion of comfort, luxury, and authentic local culture.

The Autograph Collection Hotel, AlUla

Al Ula Development Company

Marriott International is partnering with the AlUla Development Company to expand its renowned Autograph Collection brand into Saudi Arabia.

The hotel is anticipated to accommodate an impressive 250 rooms and suites. Visitors can expect a wide range of leisure and entertainment options. 

The hotel's blueprints encompass four gastronomic venues, a comprehensive-service spa, a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a business hub, meeting facilities, and retail areas.

Marriott's Holy Cities Expansion

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Marriott International plans to increase its room capacity by over 7,000 in the Holy Cities of Makkah and Madinah.

The corporation is preparing for substantial expansion by launching two Fairfield Inn establishments in Makkah, adding close to 4,000 keys. 

It also plans to set up a 1,000-room Aloft in Makkah, which will be the largest property of the brand worldwide, and inaugurate two Courtyard by Marriott hotels with over 500 rooms in both locales. 

Rua Al-Madinah

In Madinah, a recent collaboration was formed with PIF-funded Rua Al-Madinah for eight projects under the Rua Al-Madinah initiative. This includes the introduction of a new Sheraton establishment, which will house over 600 rooms.

Marriott Hotels in Trojena, NEOM

Ritz Carlton Reserve Trojena


Marriott International has collaborated with NEOM to bring The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Trojena to the stunning and isolated Trojena mountains in the northwestern part of Saudi Arabia. 

The resort will comprise of 60 luxury villas with 1 to 4 bedrooms, a lavish spa, multiple swimming pools, and a diverse range of exceptional dining options. 

This exclusive sanctuary, aptly named The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, will offer a distinct and secluded stay, marking it as the seventh NEOM project for Marriott.

W Hotel Trojena


The W Hotel Trojena, situated in the multifaceted Lake Village, ensures breathtaking nearby mountains and freshwater lake vistas. With 236 guest rooms and 47 suites, the hotel will also provide four distinct dining options.

JW Marriott Hotel 


The Trojena JW Marriott Hotel in The Bow will offer a cutting-edge aquatic haven that seamlessly blends nature with modern technology. With 500 extravagant rooms and suites, the establishment will provide a variety of activities and amenities for its guests. 

As the inaugural W Hotel and JW Marriott in Saudi Arabia's Trojena region, Marriott International is again transforming upscale hospitality.

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