Tuesday 26, July 2016

Riyadh – MENA Herald: The Ascott Limited (Ascott), the world’s largest service residence owner- operator is continuing to expand its operations in Saudi Arabia by unveiling plans for ‘The Ascott Villas Riyadh’.
Ascott, the service residence operator, and Bathel Alkhair Establishment for Trading and Real Estate, inked a management contract on Thursday 14th July, which puts the project on track to open by November 2017.
Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s Country General Manager for the GCC region, announced that the 92-unit 5-star serviced villas would be the group’s landmark and exclusive offering in the Saudi Arabian capital. It will also strength Ascott’s position as the leading serviced residence operator in Saudi Arabia, with 980 units in 7 properties across 3 cities.
Located in the prestigious Hittin district, north of Riyadh, with easy access to the city’s key business and leisure landmarks, the property will boast a new type of serviced residence experience, combining luxuriously furnished villas with Ascott’s award-winning hospitality service. The Ascott Villas is located close to the upcoming King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD), which has been billed as Riyadh’s new central business district and is the future home of the Saudi Stock Exchange, Capital Markets Authority and a host of other financial and professional services firms.
The property is well-connected to all parts of Riyadh, with easy access via King Fahd Road and the Northern Ring Road. It is also less than 5 minute-drive from the upcoming metro station at KAFD.
“Once the refurbishment and conversion of property is completed, The Ascott Villas Riyadh will feature fully equipped serviced luxury villas and dedicated business and leisure facilities, including a business centre, fully equipped gym, swimming pool, squash and tennis courts, restaurant, residents’ lounge, and children’s playground. Located in one of Riyadh’s most sought-after areas, near luxury residences and palaces of some of Riyadh’s most prominent business and government personalities, the property will offer an unrivalled lifestyle, amidst a variety of fashionable shopping centers, premium branded restaurants, and trendy cafes,” added Miccolis.
Ascott has another property in Riyadh, the 234-units ‘Ascott Rafal Olaya Riyadh’, which is due to open in the latter part of 2016.
Providing a brief introduction about the owners of the property, Miccolis said that the Bathel Alkhair Establishment for Trading and Real Estate, is a Saudi based establishment with the main activities in real estate and financial investments, including the development of residential and hospitality projects, and investment in capital and private equity markets. Currently, the group owns several residential properties and hotels in various cities in Saudi Arabia.