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Marriott announced on September 25, 2023, that it would open 2 branded hotels in Saudi Arabia later this decade.
Here’s what you need to know.
W Hotels, JW Marriott To Open in Trojena
Marriott will bring a JW Marriott and a W Hotel to Trojena, a region in northwest Saudi Arabia that is being developed as a year-round adventure sports destination.
The JW Marriott will have 500 rooms and suites. Amenities will include 5 dining venues, a fitness club, a kids club, swimming pools, a spa, a ballroom, and meeting spaces. This property will be in “The Bow,” which the Kingdom is billing as a “futuristic water world” combining nature and technology.
The W property will have 236 guest rooms, including 47 suites. All rooms will have views of the mountains and a freshwater lake. This hotel will have 4 dining options, plus the W brand’s signature Living Room, WET Deck, W Lounge, AWAY Spa, and FIT fitness center.
Both hotels are expected to open in late 2026. The Trojena complex will host the Asian Winter Games in 2029.
“W Hotels continues to redefine the luxury hospitality sector, and NEOM is an ideal fit with its vision centered around innovation, creativity, design, and exploration, while JW Marriott, one of our flagship brands, will bring its legacy of extraordinary hospitality, thoughtful design, and enriching experiences,” said Chadi Hauch, Regional Vice President, Lodging Development, Middle East, at Marriott.
These are the second and third Marriott properties announced in Saudi Arabia in the past few weeks. Marriott in mid-September announced that it would open an Autograph Collection hotel in the northwest Saudi Arabian city of AlUla. That hotel will open for guests in 2025.
Booking Marriott Bonvoy Hotels in Saudi Arabia
The JW Marriott and W properties — and the Trojena complex — don’t open for guests until 2026.
That doesn’t mean you can’t book Marriott hotels in Saudi Arabia in the meantime, however. Marriott has over 3 dozen hotels across 12 brands in the Kingdom.
These include several high-end hotels, such as the JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh, which starts at 37,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night for dates this fall (or $463), or The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah, for 60,800 points per night.
Fortunately, it’s easy to earn Marriott Bonvoy points. The chain offers several co-branded credit cards with significant welcome offers. You can then redeem Marriott Bonvoy points at hotels and resorts worldwide, including throughout Saudi Arabia. You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards points and American Express Membership Rewards points to Marriott Bonvoy at a 1:1 ratio.Hot Tip:
Learn all there is to know about the Marriott Bonvoy program in our full review!
This is exciting news for Marriott Bonvoy fans who visit the Middle East or sports fans who plan to go to the Asian Winter Games in 2029. While we wait for these hotels to open, make sure to check out Marriott’s other hotels across Saudi Arabia and the Middle East!
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