Saudi Arabia's first-ever JW Marriott hotel opens in Riyadh
The perfect place for a retreat from the hustle and bustle of this dynamic city…
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh officially opens its doors, marking the brand’s debut in the Kingdom. It’s a new life for the luxury landmark located on King Fahd Rd.
The property boasts 349 rooms that align with JW Marriott’s philosophy of providing guests with the ideal haven to recharge and reflect.
Step into the lobby and guests will be transported to a wadi-inspired aesthetic, with an emerald-green wall accented by unique light fixtures and textured furnishings.
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 lobby has plenty of social spaces and houses a quaint tea lounge, seamlessly blending Saudi culture with Asian rituals. Decorative details, such as the side tables with decorated bases adorned with lamps that pay homage to the oil lanterns, speak to a more traditional touch.
The elegantly designed guest rooms, including 54 one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, vary in size across twelve categories, but they all share stunning views of the Riyadh skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows. Coral tones encapsulate the warmth of Arabia against luxe marble flooring, and high-quality amenities provide a sanctuary laced with comfort, chic style, and subtle opulence.
An expansive 280-square-meter Royal Suite with a private gym and an entertainment room is dubbed “the crown jewel” of the property by the brand.
Distinct culinary experiences
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh is foodie heaven. Head to the all-day dining restaurant Kitchen On 3 for a menu that offers a multitude of cuisines, or The Capital Lounge for a bespoke high tea featuring a signature chocolate trolley and dedicated chocolate bar, complete with 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.
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The latest gourmet experience is the signature JW Steakhouse. Specialising in grilled, smoked and slow-roasted meats, the restaurant reflects Riyadh’s desert landscape with a palette of darker tones and an open-kitchen concept. Within the same space is JW Glass Garden, a greenhouse dining 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 ambience that matches the city’s pulsating energy. There’s also Fork & Pipe, a stylish outdoor terrace offering delectable sharing plates and shisha, a live DJ and a lush landscape.
Additionally, 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. From pralines to nougats, the boutique offers a bounty of handcrafted chocolate creations by world-renowned pastry chef Jordi Roca.
A haven for holistic well-being
Guests can indulge in well-being and mindful experiences, such as yoga sessions and refreshing outdoor swims, in the hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centre. Those looking for a tranquil atmosphere to nourish the body and mind can also enjoy a range of signature treatments in the elegantly designed Spa by JW, with separate facilities for men and women.
To complement the space, there are five treatment rooms with a double treatment suite, sauna, steam room, plunge pool, Roman-style laconicum, relaxation room, an outdoor pool, a reflection space, and a tennis court.
An ideal destination for events and celebrations
Other standout facilities in the hotel include an array of meetings and event facilities. The hotel boasts an indoor meeting space with 26 meeting rooms, high-end audio-visual equipment, a 2,000-person ballroom complete with an external entrance and bridal room, and a 24-hour business centre. Certified event planners are also on hand to assist with event execution, and catering options are plentiful, ranging from light refreshments to full banquet menus.
Escape, explore and enjoy
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 – even for the little ones. With its “Family by JW” programme, the hotel caters to today’s family travellers by engaging children and parents through meaningful activities like thoughtfully curated activities or letting kids explore their budding artistic or creative foodie talents.
Whether families plan to travel together or venture on a local getaway, JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh is a haven of inspired luxury, offering intuitive services and experiences that every generation can indulge in, ensuring that the whole family can come together for their most memorable moments.
JW Marriott Hotel Riyadh, King Fahd Rd, Sahafah District, Riyadh 11564. Tel: 011 511 7777. @jwmarriottriyadh