Last Friday, Rotana and SHUAA Capital Saudi Arabia officially opened the Centro Shaheen Jeddah, the group’s first property under the “Centro by Rotana” brand to open in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It also marks Rotana’s seventh Centro property in the region and third hotel in the country.
Situated in the heart of Jeddah’s central district, the Centro Shaheen Jeddah offers 252 rooms and studios all in a contemporary and stylish setting as well as innovatively styled bathrooms, contemporary architecture and in-room entertainment options.
Located on Madinah Road, just 20 minutes away from the King AbdulAziz International Airport and surrounded by high-end shopping malls, the hotel provides easy access to Jeddah’s booming north side and conveniently close to the fashionable Tahlia Street and the traditional markets of Al Balad.
There are several dining options to suit the needs of all guests including the ‘c.taste’ – an all-day dining restaurant offering buffets for breakfast, lunch and dinner and “Sushi Centro’, a new take on contemporary Japanese cuisine with funky vibes for casual dining.
In addition, the ‘c.deli’ is a 24-hour take-away dining concept that allows guests enjoy great food and drinks in addition to the purchase of any items needed during their stay for extra convenience. Some other features of the hotel include- two meeting rooms, a gymnasium and a rooftop swimming pool.
Commenting on the launch, General Manager of Centro Shaheen, Riaz Jeelani said; “The official opening marks a very special day for us. Today we are witnessing the birth of our first “Centro” in KSA, the affordable lifestyle hotel brand that is young and fresh in its approach, original in its presentation, and dynamic in its offerings. The emergence of Centro coincides with the rapid growth of the KSA hospitality industry, and the market’s need for modern, stylish and affordable business hotels.”
Centro Shaheen Jeddah is one of the planned 5 hotels to open in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2017 under the ‘Centro by Rotana’ brand. Others include the Centro Waha, Riyadh; Centro Olaya, Riyadh; Centro Corniche, Al Khobar; and Centro Salama, Jeddah.
Hospitality is expected to be a major growth sector in the Saudi economy for the foreseeable future and recent reports show that the much-applauded Saudi Vision 2030, lends strong support to the hotel and tourism sector as a significant source of investment and job opportunities.