JW Marriott, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, today announced its debut in Saudi Arabia with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh. The highly anticipated luxury hotel welcomes guests for a transformative and elevated stay to nourish the mind, body and spirit. Spanning 349-rooms, the property is the ideal choice for travellers seeking a refreshing stay in the heart of Riyadh’s new commercial and residential district.
“We are excited to debut JW Marriott, an iconic legacy brand,in Saudi Arabia with the opening of JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh,” said Bruce Rohr, Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott Hotels. “JW Marriott combines personalized, luxury service with principles of mindfulness that are integral to today’s business and leisure traveler. Those seeking a retreat from the hustle and bustle of this dynamic city will find JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh the perfect place for a modern, wellness-focused and balanced stay.”
“The opening of JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh marks the brand’s long-awaited debut in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Guests will be encouraged to experience every moment to the fullest at this luxurious new destination that follows the JW Marriott’s philosophy to provide guests the ideal haven to recharge and reflect,” said Candice D’Cruz, Vice President – Luxury Brands, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International.
A sense of luxury is present from the first moment of arrival as guests are welcomed into a lobby adorned with an emerald-green wall accented by unique light fixtures and textured furnishings that give a nod to the aesthetic of a wadi environment. Leveraging the natural wonders of the local surroundings, the guest experience begins with a reception area inspired by the capital’s desert sand dunes, from the curved reception desk that reflects the movement of the landscape, to the patterned wall with a modern take on Riyadh. The inviting lobby, a space to socialise, seamlessly blends Saudi culture with Asian rituals with a quaint tea lounge, where side tables are a nod to ancient Saudi jewellery pieces with decorated bases, adorned with lamps that pay homage to the oil lanterns, which were once the only man-made light source in the Kingdom.
All 349 modern, spacious rooms and suites are ideal for rest and relaxation, complemented by carefully landscaped exteriors, dedicated to the wellbeing of travellers – even the littlest ones. Fostering the principles of balance, togetherness and human enrichment, the Family by JW programme offers playful and interactive experiences for the whole family. Parents and children can delight in thoughtfully curated activities that are full of fun and let kids explore their budding artistic or creative foodie talents.
The elegantly designed guest rooms vary in size across twelve categories and offer stunning views through floor-to-ceiling windows of the Riyadh skyline, coral tones encapsulating the warmth of Arabia against luxe marble flooring and high-quality amenities that provide a sanctuary laced with comfort, chic style, and subtle opulence. The Royal Suite glimmers as the jewel in the crown of the hotel, spanning 280 square meters and encompassing a private gym and entertainment room. The hotel’s 54 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites all provide scintillating views across the heart of Riyadh.
Distinct Culinary Experiences
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh demonstrates the brand’s celebrated dining legacy through a diverse range of venues, underpinned by fresh, local ingredients to create authentic and sustainably sourced gastronomic experiences. Taking inspiration from the local market, Kitchen On 3 promises a seamless blend of culinary traditions within a modern setting. An all-day dining restaurant, it presents a multitude of cuisines to ensure guests will be spoilt for choice. From hosting lavish brunches to fun activities to keep younger guests entertained, the family-friendly option has charming, traditional nuances such as spice displays, a brick oven for freshly baked bread, hung clay pots and rope screen dividers.
The latest high-end offering to the city’s thriving food scene, the signature JW Steakhouse reflects Riyadh’s desert landscape with a palette of darker tones and an open-kitchen concept. The menu specialises in meats that are grilled, smoked and slow roasted.
With sustainability at the core of the culinary experience, JW Glass Garden offers greenhouse dining for the perfect daytime escape. The glass-encased eatery provides both warmth and light, complemented by a plethora of fresh, organic produce, grown on-site, and sourced from local farms for fragrant, seasonally inspired plates with zero carbon footprint. Guests wanting to take in the sunset whilst sipping refreshing mocktails can head to Club Fumée, with an ambiance that matches the pulsating energy of the city. This unique dining venue offers creatively concocted drinks, paired with delicious bites. JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh is home to a secret sanctuary, Fork & Pipe, where a stylish outdoor terrace bestows views of a lush landscape and delectable sharing plates, shisha, and a live DJ.
Adding to the endless possibilities of confectionary delights, The Capital Lounge is sure to entice gourmands with its dessert-driven concept, featuring a signature chocolate trolley, dedicated chocolate bar, and a bespoke High Tea. Paying homage to the tea culture of the Middle East, The Capital Lounge features an expert sommelier who takes guests on a journey of flavour discoveries, with a selection of over sixty tea blend varieties sourced from across the globe. From a classic English breakfast to Asian fusion dishes, the exclusive lounge is a place of indulgence. Light, savory bites are also available throughout the day.
Guests can satisfy sweet cravings at Casa Cacao Boutique, the first international shop for the luxury Spanish chocolatier and brainchild of three-Michelin-starred El Celler de Can Roca. The boutique offers a bounty of handcrafted chocolate creations by world-renowned pastry chef Jordi Roca, from pralines and carambines to nougats. The utterly chic Spanish import continues where the Girona original began, showcasing high-quality, chocolate creations, following Roca’s coveted bean-to-bar philosophy, with elegant organic packaging made from recycled cocoa fibres. Cocoa seeds are bought directly from the farmers, offering the best quality – part of the Roca philosophy of chocolate perfection.
A Haven for Holistic Wellbeing
In line with JW Marriott’s commitment to holistic well-being, authentic and mindful experiences will be offered at the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centre including yoga sessions and refreshing outdoor swims. Those looking for a unique, tranquil atmosphere to nourish the body and mind can indulge in a range of signature treatments in the elegantly designed spa, SPA by JW, dedicated to pampering men and women in separate facilities. For female guests, the spa offers five treatment rooms with a double treatment suite, sauna, steam room, plunge pool, Roman style laconicum, relaxation room, fitness centre and outdoor pool. Similarly, men can enjoy duplicated facilities, while mixed groups can access the tennis court and two curated spaces for reflection.
Ideal Destination for Events and Celebrations
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh boasts an array of meetings and event facilities that provide a spectacular setting to elevate any corporate or social occasion. The hotel offers 2,933 square metres (31,570 square foot) of indoor meeting space with 26 meeting rooms, high-end audio-visual equipment, a 2,000-person ballroom complete with external entrance and bridal room, and a 24-hour business center. Certified event planners are on hand to assist with event execution and catering options are plentiful, ranging from light refreshments to full banquet menus.