29 June, 2015

The first heritage hotel in the Kingdom

Dur Hospitality & Saudi Hospitality Heritage signed a mutual cooperation agreement, by which the former will provide the latter technical and supporting services.

29 June 2015
Dur Hospitality offers supporting services to the Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company
Dur Hospitality & Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company have signed a mutual cooperation agreement, by which the former will provide the latter technical and supporting services.

The agreement also included the development of The Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company's first projects "Samhan Heritage Hotel", which was inaugurated by The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz during the launch of AlBujairi project at the Historic Diriyah area.

HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz President of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities and Member of the Supreme Committee of the Historic Diriyah Development, described the project as "the home of lofty history and glorious culture".

Dr. Hamad Alismail, Chairman of Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company expressed his gratitude to Dur Hospitality, and to the efforts spent by the team handling this project. He also added that the Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company is looking forward to the establishment of the "Samhan Heritage Hotel" in Diriyah, after the completion of the detailed studies for the project construction.

Dr. Badr Al Badr Added:" Dur Hospitality will employ its capabilities and expertise in hotel development to design and build Samhan Heritage Hotel. Dur will also provide the Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company with the necessary support to achieve its destined purpose of "preserving our national cultural heritage" through developing heritage building."

It is noteworthy that Dur Hospitality was one of the companies that have contributed to the establishment of the Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company, a closed joint stock under establishment, which aims at preserving, developing and raising awareness on the cultural heritage of the Kingdom nationally and internationally as well as highlighting its cultural dimension through the ages. Whereas "Samhan Heritage Hotel" in Diriyah is the first fruit of the projects of the Saudi Heritage Hospitality Company

About Dur Hospitality:
Dur Hospitality, (Saudi Hotels and Resorts Co.-Hotels Previously) the most prestigious Hospitality Saudi company; has been publicly listed and trading on the Saudi stock market since 1976.

Dur owns develops and manages a broad range of hospitality properties across The Kingdom.  In 2014, Dur announced its strategy to invest SAR 1.5 billion in developing hotels and luxury residential complexes, to achieve a planned portfolio of 20 hotels and 6 residential properties in KSA by 2022.

Dur Hospitality sets an exemplar in successfully upgrading the hospitality sector development through presenting genuine hospitality services, thus it is the perfect partner in the Hospitality industry throughout the Kingdom.

Moreover, Dur was one of the first companies to establish 5 stars hotels in the kingdom in partnership with the Marriott International, in addition to its franchise agreement with Intercontinental Hotels Group.

Dur has also contributed to the development of specialized hospitality in the Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah through Makarem, its 10-year-old operational brand that re-launched its new brand identity and announced operating 10 new hotels in the coming 5 years.

About the Saudi Hospitality Heritage Company:
The Saudi Heritage Hospitality Company, launched by the Saudi Commission for tourism and antiquities, aims at preserving, developing and raising awareness on the cultural heritage of the Kingdom nationally and internationally as well as highlighting its cultural dimension through the ages. The companies that have contributed to the establishment of the company include Public Investment Fund, Taiba Holding Company, Dur Hospitality Company, Al-Tayyar Travel Group Holding, Riyadh Reconstruction Company, and Jeddah Development and Urban Regeneration Company. Whereas "Samhan Heritage Hotel" in Diriyah is the first fruit of the projects of the Saudi Heritage Hospitality Company.

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