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Hyatt Plans To Open 3 New Properties in Saudi Arabia

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World of Hyatt has signed an agreement to bring 3 new properties to Saudi Arabia.

Here’s what you need to know.

Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, and Hyatt Place Coming to Medina

The 3 properties coming to Saudi Arabia will all be located in Medina, the fourth-largest city in Saudi Arabia and a major Islamic pilgrimage site.

These hotels will be Grand Hyatt Madinah, Hyatt Regency Madinah, and Hyatt Place Madinah, and collectively will be Hyatt’s first foray into the city.

The Hyatt Place Madinah will have nearly 900 rooms and include a restaurant, event space, and a fitness center. The Hyatt Regency Madinah will have more than 500 rooms and include several dining options and a lobby lounge. As a Hyatt Regency, the hotel will feature a Regency Club that offers complimentary continental breakfast and a private space to work and play. Finally, the Grand Hyatt Madinah will feature 330 elegant rooms true to the brand.

All told, Hyatt says the massive expansion will add a combined 1,729 rooms to Hyatt’s portfolio in the Kingdom. It’s unclear when the properties will open, but they appear to be part of the Rua Al Madinah project, which is expected to bolster tourism to the Kingdom by 2030.

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“We are delighted to collaborate with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to bring three of Hyatt’s world-class brands to Madinah,” said Ludwig Bouldoukian, Regional Vice President of Middle East and Africa Development. “The Rua Al Madinah development is a significant project that is set to further amplify the Kingdom’s cultural capital, and we look forward to showcasing Hyatt’s diverse portfolio that will meet the needs of global travelers.”

Hyatt currently has 7 branded properties in the Kingdom. These include high-end hotels such as the Category 6 Park Hyatt Jeddah Marina, Club, and Spa (award nights range from 21,000 to 29,000 points) and the Category 4 Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, where award nights range from 12,000 to 18,000 points.

Hot Tip: If you’re low on points, you can consider opening either The World of Hyatt Credit Card or World of Hyatt Business Credit Card, which offer bonus points as part of their welcome offers and additional points for making purchases with the cards in certain spending categories. You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards or Bilt Rewards to World of Hyatt at a 1:1 ratio.

Final Thoughts

Hyatt stated that Saudi Arabia plays a “pivotal role” in the chain’s Middle East growth strategy, considerably expanding the chain’s presence in the Middle East and giving travelers more ways to earn and use Hyatt points in the region. We’ll keep you updated with more information surrounding these properties’ opening dates!

About Victoria M. Walker

Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.


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