Industry Update
Press Release 9 October 2013

Shaza Hotels confirms three new hotels in the Middle East

Following the signing of Shaza Doha at Arabian Travel Market 2013, Shaza Hotels now announce the signing of a new hotel in Jeddah, KSA and one in Amman, Jordan

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Three more hotels have been added to the Shaza Portfolio. The brand's growing reputation is clearly reflected in the signing of these iconic properties, which will set a new benchmark for five star hotels in these prominent cities.


Shaza Jeddah, which was signed on Sunday 22nd September 2013 in Jeddah, is the

most recent of the three projects to be signed. Shaza's handcrafted guest experiences have inspired every aspect of the hotel, from the triple-story lobby, the signature Shaza Hammam and Spa, three new concepts in dining and the vast ballroom, to the 140 spacious rooms and suites. As part of the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this design led property is due to open early 2017.

Shaza Amman will be part of an exciting mixed-use complex, featuring a luxurious

shopping mall and an office tower. Offering exceptional panoramic views from the heart of the city, the hotel will be the closest downtown five-star hotel to the newly opened Queen Alia International Airport. The 203 room property will feature the first suspended restaurant and the largest Hammam and Spa in the city, and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2014.

"There has been an increase in demand in recent years for high quality, internationally-branded hotels

in the region that encapsulate the values and cultures of the Silk Route, but more precisely the MENA region. We have identified Jeddah and Amman, as strategically significant locations for Shaza and we are proud to be associated with these world class projects. In addition to our award winning properties, these hotels will form an essential part of our growing network of hotels." Simon Coombs, the President and CEO of Shaza Hotels said at the signing.

With an existing portfolio of 11 hotels under development or in operation, and 6 projects in advanced

discussions, Shaza Hotels continues to be on track to achieve their aim of having 25 luxury hotels in the next 5 years.

Shaza Amman | Due to open in the first quarter of 2014, this will be the second

Shaza Hotel to open Middle East & North Africa. The 203 rooms and suites property will feature the country's first suspended restaurant, and the largest Hammam and Spa in the city. Offering guests panoramic views from the heart of the city, not only from the spacious ballroom, which can accommodate weddings and gala diners for up to 700 guests, but from the luxurious infinity pool which sit proudly atop the building. Designed by Creative Urban designs and London based Fox Linton, will be part of a mixed use development featuring a luxurious shopping mall and office tower.

Shaza Jeddah | Due to open in early 2017, the project will be a part of the Jeddah

Chamber of Commerce and Industry complex. The hotel will include three new concepts in dinning, a large ballroom, two floors of dedicated executive Silk floors and an executive lounge, Shaza Jeddah will therefore position itself as a hub for business. The interiors will also feature the Shaza signature Hammam and Spa, as well as other Shaza handcrafted guest experiences. The iconic architecture and design is by Mohamed Harasani Architects, whose work reflects Shaza's passion for design conscious, contemporary Middle Eastern inspired interiors.
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Shaza Hotels is the only international luxury five star hotel brand, inspired by the cultures of the Silk Route in a contemporary setting. The cultures of the Silk Route have strong similarities across the region in architecture, art, language, cuisines, values and hospitality.
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