Best Western International, the world’s largest hotel chain, has officially launched its first hotel in Riyadh, marking its second property in Saudi Arabia.

Located on King Abdul-Aziz Road in downtown Riyadh, within easy reach of King Fahd and King Abdullah Streets, the 10-storey Best Western Orchid Hotel features 86 rooms and suites.

Facilities include microwaves, refrigerators, work desks, tea and coffee-making facilities, televisions with cable channels and free in-room high-speed Internet access as well as an all-day dining restaurant, fitness center and laundry services.

The property also offers a range of amenities for corporate guests, including a 24-hour business centre, computer rental, printing and copying services, a range of meeting rooms and, of course, complimentary hotel-wide Internet access.

“We are delighted to announce the opening of the Best Western Orchid Hotel – our debut in yet another major capital city in Saudi Arabia,” said Glenn de Souza, Best Western International’s vice president International Operations – Asia & the Middle East.

“Best Western International foresees a bright future for Saudi Arabia. With a fast-growing economy driving the business travel sector and pilgrimage traffic that is going from strength-to-strength, demand for hotel accommodation in the Kingdom will grow exponentially in the next decade.

“And with more than 1,500 comfortable, convenient hotel rooms expected coming on line by 2015, Best Western International will be at the forefront of this exciting country’s travel and tourism boom,” de Souza added.

Best Western International entered Saudi Arabia earlier this year with the launch of the Best Western Plus Sand Rose Suites in Al Khobar.

In the next two years, Best Western International expects to open nine new hotels in seven cities across Saudi Arabia, adding 1,589 rooms to the country’s inventory. –
Source: TradeArabia News Service