|23 June, 2019

Grand Hyatt Al Khobar welcomes General Manager

Leading the pre-opening team of the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in Saudi Arabia 

Amman, Jordan – Nizar Weshah is from Jordan and he is a seasoned hotelier with over two decades of experience in the industry. In his new role, Nizar will look after the entire operations of Grand Hyatt Al Khobar which is slated to open by the end of this year.

Nizar Weshah started his career with Hyatt in Amman, and soon made his way to Baku, Muscat, Belgrade and Jeddah. After the successful opening of Park Hyatt Jeddah in 2009, Weshah was appointed as the General Manager of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya in 2012. Once established in the local market, Hyatt Regency won several awards; the property recently won the title of Saudi Arabia’s Leading Business Hotel 2019 by World Travel Awards. Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya also enjoys a high ranking on online travel agency websites, such as Trip Advisor and Booking.com. The hotel is a landmark in Riyadh. Weshah is planning to move to Al Khobar in July to start his new role.

“Having successfully establishing the first Hyatt Regency in Riyadh; I am delighted to be a part of the grand adventure that awaits me in Al Khobar and I plan to bring the same success to Grand Hyatt Al Khobar,” said Nizar Weshah, “Al Khobar is one of the largest cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and, together with Dammam and Dhahran, from the ‘Triplet Cities,’ Saudi Arabia’s key economic and tourism hubs. Here, the Grand Hyatt brand will inspire guests to celebrate their life’s ambitions through its captivating appeal and welcoming service that creates moments of more.”

Expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2019, Grand Hyatt Al Khobar will offer 314 rooms and 55 apartments. This will be the first Grand Hyatt branded hotel in the Kingdom. Hyatt’s growth strategy is aligned with Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030,” which focuses on increasing tourism and boosting the Kingdom’s economy. The anticipated new property reinforces Hyatt’s ongoing commitment to developing its brand pipeline, with the current portfolio consisting of Park Hyatt Jeddah,

Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania and Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street.

About Grand Hyatt

Around the world, Grand Hyatt hotels bring travel dreams to life by celebrating the iconic in small details and magnificent moments. Located at the crossroads of local culture and global business within major gateway cities and resort destinations, each Grand Hyatt hotel is uniquely designed to be a captivating destination within a destination. Grand Hyatt hotels deliver welcoming and elevated service, first-class accommodations and an abundance of options within a multicultural backdrop of dramatic architecture and bold and vibrant design. Grand Hyatt properties boast inventive restaurants, luxury spas, fitness centers, and business and meeting facilities. For additional information or to make a reservation, please visit grandhyatt.com. Follow @GrandHyatt on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #GoGrand.

About Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Hyatt Hotels Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 premier brands. As of December 31, 2018, the Company's portfolio included more than 850 properties in 60 countries across six continents. The Company's purpose to care for people so they can be their best informs its business decisions and growth strategy and is intended to attract and retain top colleagues, build relationships with guests and create value for shareholders. The Company's subsidiaries develop, own, operate, manage, franchise, license or provide services to hotels, resorts, branded residences, vacation ownership properties, and fitness and spa locations, including under the Park Hyatt®, Miraval®, Grand Hyatt®, Alila®, Andaz®, The Unbound Collection by Hyatt®, Destination®, Hyatt Regency®, Hyatt®, Hyatt Ziva™, Hyatt Zilara™, Thompson Hotels®, Hyatt Centric®, Hyatt House®, Hyatt Place®, Joie de Vivre®, tommie™, Hyatt Residence Club® and Exhale® brand names, and operates the World of Hyatt® loyalty program that provides distinct benefits and exclusive experiences to its valued members. For more information, please visit www.hyatt.com.  

Contact:
Safa Hassan
+966 55.614.4617
safa.hassan@hyatt.com 

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