Radisson Hotel Groups announces the reinstatement of Radisson Blu Hotel in Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia in collaboration with the Tourism Development Fund

Radisson Hotel Group is proud to announce the reinstatement of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Ahsa in Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the Tourism Development Fund (TDF) of Saudi Arabia.  Set to open in 2023, the new acquisition takes the Group’s portfolio to 44 in operation and under development across the Kingdom, further reinforcing its position as a global leader across the region, striving to reach 100 hotels by 2026.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Ahsa will be situated in the city center of Al Ahsa, located 60km inland from the coast of the Arabian Gulf and 100km south-east from the city of Al Khobar. The hotel is located 14km southwest of Al Ahsa Airport, which welcomes weekly international flights and is five minutes away from Al Ahsa University, both easily accessible through the road network. 

Elie Milky, Radisson Hotel Group’s Vice President of development for the Middle East, Greece, Cyprus and Pakistan, said: “Saudi Arabia remains a key focus country for growth and stronger penetration in primary and secondary cities, which included Al Ahsa. The addition of Radisson Blu Hotel, Al Ahsa therefore fully contributes towards this objective and we look forward to welcoming our tenth hotel in the Eastern Province. We are proud and thankful to see the involvement of the Tourism Development Fund in the funding of this hotel project as all parties contribute to the development of the tourism and hospitality investment landscape in the Kingdom” 

Al Ahsa has the largest self-contained oasis in the world and is the biggest date producer in the country. Due to its cultural heritage consisting of archeological sites and natural landmarks, Al Ahsa indicates great potential for leisure tourism. As part of KSA Vision 2030, the country plans to sustain tourism growth by investing in numerous entertainment projects in the Al Ahsa region. 

The 172-room hotel will offer a mixture of standard rooms, suites and serviced apartments. The food and drink options will include a lobby lounge, all-day dining restaurant as well as a premium specialty restaurant. The Meetings & Events area will include one ballroom, two meeting rooms and two boardrooms. The hotel will also house a well-equipped gym, prayer room and an outdoor pool. 


 Radisson Hotel Group is one of the world’s largest hotel groups with nine distinctive hotel brands, and more than 1,600 hotels in operation and under development in 120 countries. The Group’s overarching brand promise is Every Moment Matters with a signature Yes I Can! service ethos. 

 The Radisson Hotel Group portfolio includes Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.  

 Radisson Rewards is our international rewards program that delivers unique and personalized ways to create memorable moments that matter to our guests. Radisson Rewards offers an exceptional experience for our guests, meeting planners, and travel agents at over 640 hotels in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. 

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The health and safety of guests and team members remain a top priority for Radisson Hotel Group. All properties across the Group’s portfolio are subject to stringent health and safety requirements, as outlined in the Radisson Hotels Safety Protocol. The in-depth cleanliness and disinfection protocols were developed in partnership with SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, and are designed to ensure guest safety and peace of mind from check-in to check-out. The Safety Protocol is an integral part of Radisson Hotel Group’s Safety and Security program ensuring we always care for our guests and team members. 

 More than 100,000 team members work at Radisson Hotel Group and at the hotels licensed to operate in its systems. 


Radisson Blu is an upper upscale hotel brand that delivers positive and personalized service in stylish spaces. Characterized by attention to small details and the Yes I Can! service philosophy, Radisson Blu hotels are designed to make a big difference and inspire unforgettable experiences with every stay. Through personalized service and local nuance, each stay at a Radisson Blu hotel becomes a true meaningful and memorable experience. Radisson Blu hotels can be found in major cities, key airport gateways, and leisure destinations. Guests and professional business partners can enhance their experience with Radisson Blu by participating in Radisson Rewards, a global loyalty program offering exceptional benefits and rewards. 

Radisson Blu is part of Radisson Hotel Group, which also includes Radisson Collection, Radisson, Radisson RED, Radisson Individuals, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, and prizeotel brought together under one commercial umbrella brand Radisson Hotels.  

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