Accor has opened the new Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel to guests in Riyadh's vibrant Al Sahafa district.

Led by Hessa Al Mazroa, Accor’s first female General Manager in the country, the hotel is located close to the King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) and only 15 km from King Khalid International Airport.

The hotel offers 232 modern luxury rooms and suites, a world class fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, diverse dining options, and stunning views of Olaya Street, one of Riyadh’s bustling streets.

The hotel marks Accor’s 9th Novotel property in the Kingdom as they continue their expansion in Saudi Arabia.

Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel Launch


Riyadh's hospitality landscape is about to be transformed with the unveiling of a new gem, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel. 

Strategically situated in the bustling Al Sahafa district, this sophisticated property promises an unparalleled fusion of modern luxury and Arabian warmth. It offers an unforgettable journey of opulence and comfort right in the heart of Saudi Arabia's vibrant capital.

This launch solidifies Accor's dedication to expanding its presence in the dynamic and rapidly evolving Saudi market, as it becomes the ninth Novotel property in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

First Female Hotel General Manager of Accor

Yazan Karkouti Photography

Spearheading the team at the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel is the trailblazing Hessa Al Mazroa, Accor's first female hotel General Manager in Saudi Arabia. 

Al Mazroa's appointment not only underscores the rise of Saudi women in leadership roles but also exemplifies the positive impact of Saudization on the hospitality industry. "It is a great honor to lead a team of such talented and committed professionals." 

Under Al Mazroa's guidance, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel stands as a testament to the Kingdom's commitment to diversity, inclusion, and nurturing local talent,  a shining example of how hospitality can be a catalyst for positive change.

Prime Location of Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel


Nestled in the vibrant Al Sahafa district, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel boasts an enviable location that puts you at the epicenter of Riyadh's most prominent landmarks and attractions. 

Merely a few distance away from the prestigious King Abdullah Financial District, the renowned Riyadh Exhibition Center, and the city's largest entertainment hub, Boulevard Riyadh City, this hotel offers more than just a stylish retreat; it serves as a gateway to exploring the very best of what Riyadh has to offer.

Furthermore, with King Khalid International Airport conveniently located just 15 kilometers away, getting to and from the hotel is an absolute breeze, ensuring a seamless travel experience from start to finish. 

Whether you're a business traveler seeking easy access to corporate hubs or a comfort seeker eager to immerse yourself in Riyadh's rich cultural tapestry, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel's prime location caters to your every need.

Luxury Living at Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel 


Step inside the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel, and you'll be immediately captivated by its harmonious blend of contemporary elegance and traditional Saudi charm. It will enveloped in an atmosphere of refined sophistication and warm hospitality, setting the tone for an exceptional stay.


The four-star property features 232 exquisitely appointed rooms and suites, each offering breathtaking vistas of Olaya Street, one of Riyadh's most vibrant and bustling arteries.

The hotel's best in class facilities have been meticulously designed to provide a tranquil oasis for both business travelers seeking respite after a busy day and families yearning for quality time together. 

Novotel Riyadh Sahafa’s Culinary Experience 


Prepare to embark on a gastronomic adventure like no other at the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel. With an impressive array of dining options catering to every palate, guests will be treated to a diverse culinary experience that tantalizes the senses and ignites the taste buds.

At the heart of the hotel's culinary offerings lies La Cuisine, an enticing international buffet that promises to satisfy even the most discerning of cravings. Here, you'll find a lavish spread of global delicacies, meticulously prepared to perfection and presented with flair.


For those seeking a more laid-back ambiance, the Lobby Café beckons with its relaxed vibe and delectable treats. Whether you're in the mood for a rejuvenating cup of specialty coffee or a light snack to fuel your day, this inviting space offers the perfect respite.

But the culinary delights don't end there. Step outside and discover The Terrace, an al fresco dining oasis where you can savor the flavors of the city while basking in the warm Riyadh breeze. 


Alternatively, indulge in the contemporary twists on Mediterranean favorites at Myrra by OPA, where every dish is a culinary masterpiece. 

With each venue offering its own unique atmosphere and culinary experience, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel promises to take you on a flavorful journey that will leave you craving for more.

Amenities at Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel


Beyond its exceptional accommodations and culinary delights, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel offers various amenities designed to enhance your overall well-being and ensure a truly rejuvenating stay.


Featuring a top-tier fitness center, complete with state-of-the-art equipment and expert trainers, you can maintain your exercise routine or embark on a new fitness journey without ever leaving the hotel premises. 

After an invigorating workout, indulge in the soothing embrace of the hotel's jacuzzi and sauna, allowing your body and mind to unwind and recharge.

For those seeking a more serene escape, the inviting outdoor swimming pool awaits, beckoning you to bask in the warm Riyadh sun while taking a refreshing dip or simply lounging poolside with a good book in hand.

Novotel Riyadh Sahafa’s Business Facilities


Catering to the needs of corporate travelers and event planners alike, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel features various meeting and event spaces, designed to elevate your professional gatherings to new heights.

With nine flexible meeting spaces at your disposal, including a spacious 285-square-meter room capable of accommodating up to 200 guests, the hotel offers the perfect backdrop for corporate gatherings, conferences, and private celebrations.

Equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology and supported by a dedicated team of event professionals, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel ensures that every detail is meticulously executed, allowing you to focus on what truly matters, delivering a successful and memorable event.

Exclusive Opening Offer

To mark its grand opening, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel is rolling out the red carpet for guests with an exclusive offer that is sure to delight. By becoming members of Accor's loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless, guests can earn four times more reward points for their stays until July 28, 2024.

This irresistible offer is valid for bookings made by June 9, 2024, allowing guests to unlock a world of perks and privileges while indulging in the luxurious comforts of the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel. 

Whether you're a frequent traveler seeking to maximize your rewards or a first-time guest eager to experience the best of what the hotel has to offer, this exclusive opening offer is not to be missed.

Investing in Local Talent


In alignment with Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030, the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel has implemented a strong team composition, with Saudi nationals accounting for over 50 percent of its staff. 

This initiative not only supports the Kingdom's economic diversification goals but also demonstrates Accor's commitment to investing in local talent and promoting career opportunities within the hospitality sector.


Furthermore, the hotel's dedication to sustainability and environmental responsibility is woven into every aspect of its operations, ensuring that guests can indulge in luxurious comforts without compromising on their eco-conscious values.

Accor: A Leading Hospitality Group

Established in 1967, Accor is a renowned hospitality company that provides experiences in over 110 countries through its 5,500 properties, 10,000 food and beverage establishments, wellness centers, and flexible workspaces. 


The Group has a wide hospitality network and offers more than 45 high-end hotel brands, spanning from luxurious to affordable options, including Ennismore. Currently, Accor manages 7 hotels in Riyadh, including:


At Accor, there is a firm commitment to actively addressing significant areas such as ethical business practices, integrity, sustainable tourism, community involvement, and promoting diversity and inclusivity.

Reshaping Riyadh’s Hospitality


As the Novotel Riyadh Sahafa Hotel welcomes its first guests, it stands as a testament to the Kingdom's rapidly evolving hospitality landscape and Accor's commitment to delivering exceptional experiences. 

With its prime location, modern luxury accommodations, world-class amenities, and diverse culinary offerings, this new gem in Riyadh's hotel landscape promises to redefine the standards of hospitality in the Saudi capital.

More Hotel Developments in Riyadh 

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 Expanison

Rotana Hotel Management Corporation

During the Saudi Tourism Forum in Riyadh, the Rotana Hotel Group revealed their intention to expand their 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.

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