Saudi Arabia: The 220-room Shangri-La Jeddah has opened this week, marking the brand’s first property in Saudi Arabia.
The hotel, located in the 64-storey Burj Assila, forms part of the two-billion Saudi Riyal mixed-use development project. The site is close to the Jeddah Corniche Circuit, home to the Saudi Arabia Grand Prix – the fastest street circuit in Formula 1.
Shangri-La Jeddah offers 220 guest rooms, including 148 deluxe, 55 suites, and 17 serviced apartments, with views of the Red Sea and Jeddah skyline. 116 residences are also available for sale within the Burj Assila.
Several dining venues comprise the Chinese restaurant Shang Palace, an all-day dining restaurant The Waterfront Kitchen, and patisserie COPA.
The Wellness Club at Shangri-La spans two floors. It features a gym with Technogym equipment, a spa with treatments from Natura Bissé, a sauna and jacuzzi, as well as a hammam.
An outdoor swimming pool is located on the seventh floor, and a Kids’ Club provides activities and entertainment for families.
Other facilities include the 960 square-metre Shangri-La Grand Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Red Sea.
In support of the Saudi Vision 2030, Saudis make up approximately half of the hotel colleagues. A female pre-opening team was appointed in July last year.