Hyatt Regency program supports Saudi Vision 2030

Time: 18 February, 2020

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya partnered with the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland — Saudi Arabia (HTMi), and Education for Employment.

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya has announced a partnership with the Hotel and Tourism Management Institute Switzerland — Saudi Arabia (HTMi), and the international nonprofit Education for Employment (EFE), in an effort to support the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. With the help of EFE and HTMi, the hotel will sponsor various groups of women throughout the year, each for four months of training at HTMi — Riyadh. The hotel will then recruit them in various departments where they will be able to contribute to the best of their abilities.

“I’m thrilled to be here today to celebrate with the team of Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya their new initiative to support Hyatt’s global program ‘RiseHY,’ which is designed to introduce youth to hospitality and provide needed employment opportunities,” said Giuseppina Bavasso, Hyatt’s director of human resources — Middle East, Africa and South West Asia. “The RiseHY program builds on our long-standing commitment with our existing or new relationships with community-based organizations across the world to provide vocational training and career readiness programs. We understand the challenges young people face and we believe that hospitality is one of the few industries where entry-level opportunities can lead to long-life career chances.”

RiseHY is a global program designed to pair the hospitality industry’s career opportunities with young people who need them. As part of the initiative, Hyatt hotels around the world commit to hiring 10,000 opportunity youth by 2025.

“The Kingdom’s Vision 2030 aims to boost women’s participation in the local labor market and provide equal and rewarding opportunities for everyone, so that they may use their talents and abilities to contribute to the Kingdom’s economy,” said Walid El-Awadly, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya’s general manager. “Building an inclusive and diverse workforce has always been an integral part of Hyatt’s DNA and our commitment toward RiseHY is a chance to bring employment opportunities to the members of the communities in which we operate. This commitment brings Hyatt’s purpose — to care for people so they can be their best — to life in the Riyadh community.”

Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya opened its doors to guests in January 2017. The hotel offers 260 guest rooms, including 39 suites, spread across 28 floors.

Hyatt Regency’s strategy is aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, which focuses on stimulating tourism and boosting the Kingdom’s economy. The current Hyatt portfolio in the country comprises Park Hyatt Jeddah, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah, Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Hyatt Place Riyadh Al-Sulaimania, and Hyatt House Jeddah Sari Street.

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Adidas’ latest campaign shot in Saudi Arabia

Time: 17 February, 2020

Adidas Originals decided to shoot its latest “Change is a Team Sport” campaign in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)

DUBAI: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of its iconic superstar sneakers, Adidas Originals decided to shoot its latest “Change is a Team Sport” campaign in Saudi Arabia.

Featuring four talented women hailing from the Kingdom, the campaign images were photographed against the striking backdrop of the AlUla heritage site.

It is the first time a major brand has shot a campaign at the UNESCO heritage site. (Supplied)

For the campaign, the athletic giant tapped designer Alaa Balkhy, rapper Aseel Saraj, fashion blogger Jory Al Maiman and skateboarder and actress Sarah Taibah to showcase the sportswear brand’s iconic sneakers.

It is the first time a major brand has shot a campaign at the UNESCO heritage site.

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My Clinic lands two new global recognitions in health care

Time: 05 February, 2020

Eman Serafi, marketing and business development head at My Clinic.

My Clinic, a Saudi health care company, has been recognized once again for its services as a local health care powerhouse in 2019. For the second year in a row, International Finance Magazine awarded My Clinic with two accolades: “Best Clinic for Patient Care and Patient Experience” and “Most Innovative Corporate Wellness Initiative.”

The awards ceremony, which was recently held in Dubai, honored the winners of each category following a thorough evaluation led by an independent panel of certified research experts. The magazine collects data for each category and names the best performing entities who undergo a series of assessments prior to being titled winners in their respective lines of business.

“We have always strived to exceed expectations and provide our patients with the best possible services out there. We are pleased to be present here today and to be acknowledged for the second consecutive year as a top performer in Saudi and the region,” said Fehr Nazer, general manager of My Clinic. “We are proud to be named one of the best Saudi health care companies that abide by the highest global standards. We will also ensure a steady flow of excellent services easily accessible to all patients alike.”

He added: “Our patients stand at the top of our priorities. Since the company’s inception, we have made sure to employ a highly competent medical team that can attend to their needs. Today’s win reaffirms our commitment toward them, taking it a step further with the introduction of a myriad of innovative e-services that are both swift and accurate.”

Eman Serafi, marketing and business development head at My Clinic, said: “My Clinic is one of the very few in the market to have launched state-of-the-art health care programs curated to corporate businesses and their teams. It is within our mandate to provide them with a detailed report following the analysis of their health status. Our team of experts from doctors to consultants then recommend their interactive preventive and educational programs which are in turn carried on by the marketing team. The latter would fine-tune the programs prior to delivering the final material to our employees.”

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Suzuki agent Najeeb Auto opens new branch

Time: 05 February, 2020

Najeeb Abdullatif Al-Essa, chairman of Najeeb Auto, speaks at the event.

Najeeb Auto Motors and Suzuki Motors Corp. recently celebrated the opening of their second and main branch in Riyadh.

The opening ceremony was attended by senior executives from both sides, including Najeeb Abdullatif Al-Essa, chairman of Najeeb Auto, in addition to a large number of people interested in the automotive sector and media representatives.

Al-Essa said the occasion highlights the calculated geographical expansion of the company and confirms the company’s partnership with the Japanese company Suzuki Motors.

“Suzuki enjoys a high and solid reputation in the auto sector all over the world. As for the relationship, it will develop into a long-term strategic partnership that will ensure distinguished customer service at all levels of sales, maintenance and spare parts services,” he said.

“We are optimistic about the Saudi economy, and the growing demand for the auto sector, relying on the Almighty to be among the best and most wanted brands in this market,” Al-Essa added.

“One of the most important priorities that we have put in place is the recruitment and training of Saudi cadres in a manner that supports our national economy in line with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 … We have already finished preparing the first stage of the showrooms and service centers in Jeddah, and now we are focusing on Riyadh and soon on Dammam.”

Kiyoshi Suzuki, deputy general manager of global marketing at Suzuki Motor Corp., said: “We have no doubt that the great and wide experience enjoyed by the management of Najeeb Auto in the automotive world encouraged us to enter into a strategic partnership with them, and we are confident that the Suzuki brand will be serviced in an advanced and highly professional manner that honors its long history under the umbrella of Najeeb Auto.”

Suzuki added: “We are optimistic about the strength of the Saudi economy, and the volume of demand in the auto sector in particular. We will strive to be among the best and most wanted brands in this market.”

“From our side, we will supply all technical and logistical support in addition to providing the latest models required for the Saudi market.”

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Johnson Controls, IHCC partner to expand factory

Time: 05 February, 2020

Both companies signed an agreement on Feb. 2 in a ceremony that was attended by KAEC CEO Ahmed Linjawi.

HVAC company Johnson Controls (YORK) will expand its factory located in the King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) to become one of the largest companies in the Middle East, in partnership with International Hospitals Construction Company (IHCC), which will execute the project.

Both companies signed an agreement on Feb. 2 in a ceremony that was attended by KAEC CEO Ahmed Linjawi.

Linjawi wished both the firms success for the project, describing Johnson Controls and IHCC as “permanent partners” of the KAEC.

Both the companies have previously implemented more than one successful project within the KAEC.

CEO of Johnson Controls Dr. Mohanad Al-Shaikh said the expansion would result in making the factory facility largest in the Middle East. He expressed his trust in IHCC for the execution of the project in accordance with world-class standards.

CEO of IHCC Sultan Sobhi Batterjee said the establishment of the project in KAEC aims at localization. “This is an initiative to establish the largest factory in the Middle East within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that would cater to the demand with Saudi products,” he said.

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STC honors local content partners

Time: 02 February, 2020

STC’S 9th Partners’ Day ceremony was held at the Hotel Fairmont in Riyadh to honor partners in the company’s ‘Rawafed’ program and ‘DARE’ strategy. The event was attended by 175 partners.

STC Group announced nine new awards to honor their partners in the company’s “Rawafed” program and “DARE” strategy, during the 9th Partners’ Day ceremony at the Hotel Fairmont in Riyadh. The event was attended by Prince Mohammed bin Khaled Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal, chairman of STC Group; Dr. Ghassan bin Abdulrahman Al-Shibil, chairman of Local Content and Governmental Procurement Authority (LCGPA); and Haitham bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ohali, deputy minister of communications and information technology. More than 175 suppliers and partners of the group, and a number of government agencies were present on the occasion.

Al-Shibil lauded the STC Group’s “Rawafed” program, which he said reflects the authority’s goals of developing content, especially through the Local Content Partnerships initiative and the Local Content Coordination Council, which includes the STC Group as a member. He also highlighted the Saudi telecom giant’s initiative to establish innovation centers in cooperation with suppliers, government agencies and research centers, in line with the LCGPA’s goals to localize the industry, transfer knowledge and launch new industries.

“We worked at the LCGPA with our partners at STC Group to harmonize the local content methodology, and to measure the baseline of the telecommunications and information technology sector in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology,” added Al-Shibil.

CEO of STC Group Nasser Al-Nasser said the “Rawafed” program is witnessing remarkable interaction from various STC partners and global suppliers. “Supporting local content is part of the goals set for Vision 2030 and for STC, which plays a vital role in realizing the Kingdom’s vision and goals whether as a digital facilitator or as a local content enhancer,” he added.

Emad Alaoudah, vice president of procurement and support services, said “Rawafed” was launched in 2017 in line with the company’s strategy of promoting localization and innovation in the areas of jobs, manufacturing, and small enterprises.

He said the value of STC purchases from small and medium-sized companies amounted to SR4 billion ($1.07 billion). “The ‘Rawafed’ program succeeded in increasing the percentage of localization of leadership jobs and Saudization … by about 20 percent, which will increase to around 60 percent in the coming years. The company has also been signing agreements with the STC’s top 10 partners,” added Alaoudah.

He said the company sponsored 10 innovative digital projects for Saudi entrepreneurs through the InspireU business incubator, and that the market value of these projects has reached SR300 million.

The “DARE” strategy aims to make STC a world-class digital leader by providing innovative services.

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Saudi Aramco- About

Time: 01 February, 2020

Our perspective

Overview

We believe in the power of energy to transform lives, enhance communities, advance human progress, and sustain our planet.

With global population forecast to increase by two billion over the next 25 years, even more energy will be required to meet rising demand. It will take all available sources of energy to fill this need — both legacy and alternative sources. And while alternative energy sources are steadily making advances, they will not be capable of meeting future demand alone. Even as we transition to a low emissions future, hydrocarbon-based energy sources will be counted on to meet the bulk of the world’s energy demand well into the future.

We’re committed to driving energy efficiency and addressing the global emissions challenge. And as the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company, we believe we are uniquely qualified to make effective contributions to the overall solution.

Saudi Aramco engineer communicating at production facility
We have already demonstrated the potential of technology to reduce emissions from both mobile and stationary sources. We are also capturing emissions and turning them into useful industrial products and manufacturing feedstocks that boost economic growth and job creation. These successes, along with other strategies, have given us one of the lowest CO2 footprints in the oil and gas industry.

At Saudi Aramco, we are proactively doing our part to reliably and sustainably provide the energy products that enable people to seize opportunities that can transform our world.

Who we are
Possibilities, engineered
Our proven ability to engineer and bring to completion extreme engineering projects has enabled the growth of our company to become an unprecedented production powerhouse.

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As our business operations expand, so do the initiatives we undertake to ensure we leave an enduring legacy of protecting the planet we all inhabit.

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IHCC – Design & Build – A turnkey solution provider

Time: 01 February, 2020

Our Purpose and Values

IHCC is a turnkey solution provider that is specialized in healthcare, education, and mixed-use projects.

Purpose

To Design & Build superior quality and affordable turnkey projects that touch the lives of people and communities.

Values

Teamwork

We energetically help each other to reach a target.

Reliability

We deliver what we promise and we are reliable in our commitments.

Creativity

We are innovative and passionate in achieving our purpose.

Communication

We are transparent in our process and we treat people with respect.

Our Business Philosophy

We operate with a “human” connect.

We manage projects from inception to completion, including comprehensive feasibility studies, conceptualization, architectural and engineering design to state of the art civil & Electro-mechanical construction, Financing including complete procurement, equipping, furnishing & installation and to facilitate operational management services. We are unified by a common aspiration of building better communities by providing affordable Design-Build turnkey solutions of superior quality. We aim to achieve our purpose through our values of transparency and professionalism, that will lead us to a greater reward in this life and hereafter.

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Najeeb Alissa Holding Company :: Home Page

Time: 01 February, 2020

NAJEEB ALISSA GROUP

is one of the ambitious and progressively growing companies operating across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and internationally with sustainable growth in the marketplace. The group sees the years ahead a tremendous opportunity to lead the market in the field of: Real Estate, Property development, Construction, Facility Management and many other.

NHC At A Glance

NAJEEB ABDULLATIF ALISSA HOLDING COMPANY (NHC)

is one of the ambitious and progressively growing companies operating across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The group sees the years ahead a tremendous opportunity to lead the market in the field of real estate industry involving: buying and selling of lands and real estate properties; contracting business for construction/turnkey projects and real estate development; and construction/ project, facilities, and properties management services. NAJEEB ABDULLATIF ALISSA HOLDING COMPANY (NHC) is conceptualized to be the main umbrella of all the existing business ventures of Sheikh Najeeb Alissa, incubator of potential business opportunities, and orchestrator of all business ventures in process.

In addressing the market needs while tapping the vast potential for business and economic growth, NAJEEB ABDULLATIF ALISSA HOLDING COMPANY (NHC) aimed to focus on the following major areas:

  • General investment
  • Real Estate and Property Development
  • Real Estate and Properties Marketing
  • Contracting and Specialized Projects
  • Project Management Services
  • Properties and Facilities Management
  • Engineering and Design Consulting

Related Companies

In the context of NHC’s operation, two major companies: Specialized Project Company (SPC) and Medad Makkah Real Estate Co. Ltd (MMC) have been established and are progressively operating. Other companies which will form part of the holding group are now in the pipeline.

Medad Project Managment Co.ltd

MPC known as Medad Project Management Company, part of Najeeb Al Eissa Holding Company ( NHC ), MPC was founded in July 2009 by a team of expertise in the industry of Engineering & Construction Consultancy service with a strategic objective to cover the gap of professional project management services in the local market of the Kingdom of Saudia Arabia and the region as to strive for a professional specialized Project Management Consultancy services to support all entities in the industry of construction and real estate development backed up by the group subsidiaries companies from contracting, consultancy engineering services, real estate & development consultancy and facility management consultancy with the support of several regional and international alliances for specialized projects.
Visit Website: www.mpc.nhc.com.sa

Medad Makkah Real Estate Company Limited

MEDAD MAKKAH was founded in 2009  with a vision of becoming one of the leading  flagship companies in Saudi Arabia known for real estate and tourism development, the first choice in the industry as strategic partner and provider of best packages and solutions for pilgrims & visitors.
Visit Website: www.medadmakkah.com

Specialized Projects Co. LTD

SPC is a former member of Abdullatif Alissa Group of Company Ltd. It was formed as a result of restructuring of erstwhile contracting division of Abdullatif Ali Alissa Establishment which started its contracting business since 1990.
Visit Website: www.alissa-spc.com

Group Overview

Group’s operation are as follows:

  • Property Tred buying and selling of lands and real estate properties in the main cities throughout the Kingdom.
  • Contracting business for development & construction of commercial & residential buildings, villas, towers, and related infrastructure projects fully supported with a stand alone ready mix concrete plant
  • The group is in the process of establishing a Construction / Project management company and now on the stage of exploring and discussing association with potential partners in the field. Operating on its own, this company will serve the group and other projects in the market.
  • The group is looking into the spin-off of the ready mix plant operation as a stand alone business serving the group and the market in general.
  • Real Estate development in Makkah, and other cities in the Kingdom as found feasible based solely on green site lands acquired by the company. These projects will include: hotels development and operations, residential infrastructures development and operations, and shopping and related commercial centers development and operations.
  • In the near future, the group is looking to establish a company engaged in facilities and properties management and other related activities complementary and will add superior value to the overall operations.

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Dubai’s Jumeirah eyes Saudi mega-projects

Time: 24 January, 2020 

  • NEOM and Red Sea scheme high on group’s ‘address’ list, CEO tells Arab News

DAVOS: Jumeirah, the leading hotels and leisure group in the Middle East, is planning big developments in Saudi Arabia’s “mega-projects,” CEO Jose Silva told Arab News on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos.

“We must be in those locations, but I want to make sure we get the right ‘address.’ Jumeiah always wants to be among the top three sites on any location. If someone convinces me this is the right address, I will jump into it,” he said.

Silva made clear he was thinking primarily about the two big development on the Kingdom’s west coast — the NEOM metropolis and the Red Sea project further south along the coast. He is believed to be in contact with Saudi Arabian tourism authorities and potential partners in the Kingdom.

Silva also said that Jumeirah was keen to open hotels in Makkah and Madinah, which he called “preferred entry” points in the Kingdom. Work has already begun on two sites.

“It is very important for us to acquire the right assets and the right designers. Unless we control the architect, we will not do it. We have to be involved in the design process,” he said.

A big presence in Saudi Arabia would be part of the strategy of “going global” that Silva has advanced in his first two years a head of the UAE-based hotels, leisure and restaurants business, which is owned by the government
of Dubai.

Last year, Jumeirah bought the Capri Palace on the eponymous Italian island, and is also involved in a major expansion plan in Asia, with six new projects underway in China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Silva is also overseeing a $100 million renovation of the Carlton hotel in London’s Belgravia. Expansion via luxury hotel properties in other European capitals is also being considered.

In Dubai, he has brought in world-class managers to restaurants in the group’s flagship properties in Madinat and Burj Al Arab, with a clutch of “celebrity chefs” in place in restaurants there.

“We want to be the best brand for ‘destination dining’,” he said.

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