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June 12--Marriott International has announced three deal signings in Jeddah with the Al-Murjan Group. The projects will add over 500 rooms in the country and will feature the Middle East's first Delta Hotel by Marriott along with Jeddah's first Marriott Executive Apartments and Four Points by Sheraton.

"We are delighted to work with the Al-Murjan Group on three exciting new projects in Saudi Arabia. In doing so, we will be expanding our brand portfolio in the region with the debut of Delta Hotels by Marriott while further strengthening the presence of Four Points by Sheraton and Marriott Executive Apartments," said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East and Africa, Marriott International.

He added: "We remain committed to supporting the growth of the hospitality sector in the Kingdom with the addition of properties, training programs and jobs with the purpose of enhancing the country's mission to build a thriving economy."

"The partnership with Marriott represents an important milestone for us as we are developing three new brands in the city, in line with our commitment to be first-movers," said Sheikh Sultan bin Khalid bin Mahfouz, head of Al-Murjan Group. He added: "The group's ambition is to develop world-class destinations in the Kingdom. We believe in working with best-in-class partners to achieve this, and have partnered with Marriott after a competitive process conducted by JLL, our advisers, who are also assisting us on the project delivery."

The Delta Hotels by Marriott Jeddah Al-Salam and Marriott Executive Apartments Jeddah, Al-Salam will be part of the Al-Salam project, located on King Abdulaziz Road and Al-Salam Road at the Globe roundabout, in Jeddah. Developed by the Al-Murjan Group, the mixed-use project will include commercial and retail space along with the two hotels. The hotels are scheduled to open by 2023.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Jeddah Al-Salam will feature 175 rooms -- including 25 suites, two dining outlets, recreational facilities and a 3,000 square meter ballroom with pre-function space including four meeting rooms.

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