Chicago--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hyatt Hotels & Resorts announced today the opening of Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina Club and Spa, marking its entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Set among beautifully landscaped gardens on the Corniche of Jeddah, Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa is an innovative five-star sanctuary where contemporary luxury and exceptional service meets unrivalled views of the Red Sea and King Fahd fountain. The hotel enjoys a prime location in the very heart of the city, within the esteemed Al Hamra District at the Equestrian Club of Jeddah, and just minutes away from the central business district.
Business and leisure travelers will be welcomed with state-of-the-art meeting and business facilities as well an impressive array of sport and leisure pursuits. The commercial and financial districts, as well as the main shopping and entertainment areas of Jeddah are nearby, making Park Hyatt Jeddah the ideal launching point from which visitors can conduct business or explore the relaxing activities of the destination.
The multi-faceted resort is a remarkable engineering feat that reclaimed prime waterfront land from the Red Sea, while retaining the delicate surrounding marine life. The 34.5-acre (140,000 square meter) complex overlooks sweeping views of the sea and the world-famous King Fahd fountain with its more than 1,000-foot-high (312 meters) plume of water.
Park Hyatt Jeddah is an intimate and residential-style hotel where French interior designer Gilles Quiffet and architect Patrice Hart fashioned rooms that fuse a sleek European style with Arab-Andalusian architecture. The beautiful gardens and striking interior design create a haven of understated elegance. Modern artwork and designs merge with traditional Arab-Andalusian features, setting a new standard for contemporary luxury.
The surrounding resort complex will feature a built-up and impressive 2.5-acres (10,000 square meters) of spa and wellness facilities, the Lazurde Meetings & Events Centre, a yacht marina, as well as a variety of innovative restaurants and stylish lounges.
The 142 spacious guestrooms, including 15 suites, are luxuriously appointed with the highest quality of fixtures and designs. All rooms feature exclusive home comforts combined with business and entertainment gadgetry. Guestrooms are generously sized for complete wellbeing measuring 430 square feet (40 square meters) while the suites range from 860 square feet to more than 2,100 square feet (80 to 200 square meters). Lavish bathrooms offer indulgences such as deep-soaking baths and rain showers for total pampering. Additionally, a majority of the rooms enjoy unrestricted views of the sea.
Opening soon, the Lazurde Meetings & Events Centre will feature 26,000 square feet (2,500 square meters) of meeting and banquet facilities adjacent to Park Hyatt Jeddah. The Lazurde Centre is accessible by a dedicated entrance for total discretion and convenience. This elegant facility is set to play host to wedding parties, product launches, corporate meetings and conferences for up to 800 guests. The 8,100-square-foot (756 square-meter) Ballroom can be divided into three separate spaces, and additionally, the exclusive Palm Courtyard is able to accommodate up to 900 guests for outdoor events by the Red Sea.
Incorporating the latest multimedia and lighting technology, as well as a private car park, the Lazurde Meetings & Events Centre will be a focal point of Jeddah's business and social activities.
The Lounge, the central Lobby Lounge, is an elegant hub at the heart of the hotel, with a modern design featuring high ceilings and deep, relaxing armchairs. Striking views across the Red Sea and King Fahd fountain provide the perfect backdrop for a light business lunch or relaxing evening. The Lounge also includes the Cigar Room, which will serve a variety of high quality cigars from around the world.
Nafoura Restaurant offers the finest in Mediterranean cuisine with a menu of mouth-watering mezzes and à la carte delicacies. In the evenings, Nafoura's open-show kitchen offers specialities from its traditional charcoal grill station where alluring aromas are added to the dining experience. The luminous design concept of Nafoura offers a combination of high ceilings, stone floors and breathtaking views of the sea.
An additional four food and beverage outlets will open soon adding to the entertainment and dining experience at Park Hyatt Jeddah.
Opening soon, the spa and wellness facilities at Park Hyatt Jeddah will offer an impressive 2.5-acre (10,000 square meters) complex for an array of sports and leisure pursuits divided into separate ladies' and gentlemen's areas including the region's first Hydrotherapy center. Stemming from the true meaning of spa, or Sanitas per Aquas, Latin for "healing by water", hydrotherapy draws upon the healing benefits of heated mineralized waters to revitalize the body and alleviate circulatory and stress-related ailments. An extensive range of massage therapies and the latest restorative and therapeutic treatments will be available for total pampering and wellbeing.
Evania Ladies' Spa and Seba Gentlemen's Sports and Wellness Centre will open soon to offer guests and members a host of sporting, fitness, beauty, and relaxation facilities.
Non-Hyatt managed facilities to open soon will include a Commercial Gallery with a host of prestigious boutiques and a Marina that can berth 140 yachts of 26 to 82 feet (8 to 25 meters) in length. The marina will offer a main quay, a floating walkway, secondary pontoons, boarding facilities and fueling stations. Diving and sailing facilities may be added in the future.
The opening of Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa will mark the entry of Hyatt into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia further strengthening the presence of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in the fast-growing Middle East region. In addition to the recently opened Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar, the Hyatt hotels in Egypt, Jordan, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates have established themselves as leading hotels in the region, winning international awards for service and style.
A variety of sights that can be visited in Jeddah represent its rich heritage as a cosmopolitan port and trading city of Saudi Arabia. The hotel concierge at Park Hyatt Jeddah can arrange for personalized sightseeing tours and activities of historical and cultural sights, such as Al Balad (the Old Town) or the museums and parks. Modern Jeddah also is well known locally for its luxury shopping outlets.
Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa is the ideal base for Hajj or Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca or Medina. Located just 30 minutes away from the King Abdullaziz International Airport, Park Hyatt Jeddah is a well-situated stopover upon entering or leaving the region. Mecca is a convenient 45-minute drive from the hotel.
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