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Accor & Erth Real Estate announce three luxury hotels in Riyadh

Article-Accor & Erth Real Estate announce three luxury hotels in Riyadh

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Hospitality players Accor and Erth Real Estate will boost Riyadh’s hospitality market with a new project featuring Raffles, Sofitel, and MGallery Properties.

Accor, a leading hospitality group, and Erth Real Estate Company have revealed plans for three new luxury hotels in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The hotels, set to open by 2027, are part of a larger master-planned development project. The upcoming hospitality community will consist of a 230-key Raffles hotel, a 250-key Sofitel Serviced Residence, and a 60-villa MGallery resort. The project will also include office towers, residential towers, and retail space. These will all center around a beautiful garden area.


Raffles Riyadh and Sofitel Extended Stay will be situated within sparkling glass towers, 34 and 42 stories high, located at the intersection of King Fahad Road, King Salman Road, and Al Olaya Street. These towers will offer stunning views of notable landmarks such as KAFD, New Murabba, Avenues Mall, SAB Tower, and Tamkeen Tower. Adding to the appeal of the location is the convenient 18-minute car ride from King Khalid International Airport. Lots of green space gardens with surround both towers.

MGallery Resort Riyadh, on the other hand, will be in the Al Waseel district, a peaceful area only 20 minutes away from Riyadh city center. The resort will feature 60 low-rise villas, providing an ideal retreat for families and guests seeking a serene atmosphere away from the bustling city center.


Erth Real Estate's Group Managing Director, Saud Abdullah Al Rajhi, expressed satisfaction with the partnership, aligning with the company's vision of becoming a preferred real estate brand in Saudi Arabia. They aim to meet market expectations and contribute to the Kingdom's economic potential.

Accor's CEO of Raffles & Orient Express, Omer Acar, shared excitement about opening a second destination in Riyadh. He emphasised the city's vibrance and growth as an ideal location for the renowned Raffles experience with celebrated, authentic, and legendary service.

Maud Bailly, CEO of Sofitel, MGallery & Emblems, expressed delight in contributing to Riyadh's diverse luxury hospitality choices. She highlighted Sofitel's art-de-vivre and the opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the vibrant culture and city of Riyadh.


Accor has been in Saudi Arabia for 20+ years and helped develop Makkah with 9,000+ rooms close to the Haram. They have 42 operating properties and 34 more in development, adding around 7,000 rooms by 2027. Accor offers hotels under brands like Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Movenpick, and Novotel, while emphasizing positive hospitality experiences and sustainable practices. Erth and Accor support Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 tourism initiative with their projects throughout the country. Their presence in key locations helps boosts the tourism industry's growth and success.


Erth's luxury hotels in Riyadh are designed by top architects, led by Foster + Partners, focusing on sustainable architecture and design. Expert consultants in spa, art, technology, and food and beverage contribute to the exceptional guest experience.

The development of the master-planned community in Riyadh demonstrates Erth and Accor's commitment to ethics, social responsibility, and the environment. They strive to create a healthier environment while delivering value to all stakeholders, including guests of the three luxury hotels.

These prestigious hotels will enhance Riyadh's hospitality offerings as the city thrives. Accor and Erth Real Estate provide diverse luxury choices for business and leisure visitors, enriching the city's dynamic energy. With their expertise and commitment to excellence, the partnership promises a bright future for Riyadh's hospitality and real estate sectors.


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