With more than four decades operating within the country, Saudi Arabia is Marriott’s second largest Middle East market with currently 23 operating hotels. The Group’s future growth strategy is testament to the Kingdom’s vision aiming ri raise USD160 billion non-oil revenue by 2020, up from 2017’s USD43.5 billion. Marriott International also recently rolled out its Tahseen programme, a hospitality management development plan focused on fast tracking future Saudi hospitality leaders.
“The renewed focus and investment in the sector opens up a wealth of opportunity for Saudi nationals,” commented Alex Kyriakidis, president, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International. “Our Saudi Arabia growth plan, along with the implementation of our programmes that aim to foster local talent, underpins this collaborative approach.”