Time: November 17, 2018
RADISSON Collection, the premium lifestyle collection of iconic hotel properties in unique locations, is delighted to showcase its latest jewel with the opening of Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel. Located just outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the remarkable African-style resort has 57 luxurious bungalows and villas overlooking Nofa Wildlife Park, and features an equestrian estate as well as a world-class golf course surrounded by sand dunes and mountains.
Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We’re thrilled to open our first Radisson Collection hotel in Saudi Arabia, and our third in the Middle East region. Radisson Collection brings together hotels that aim to offer the exceptional, and Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel certainly offers guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience as an exclusive retreat with unparalleled leisure facilities. We also believe this is a positive step in raising the awareness of leisure tourism in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where both domestic and international visitors will enjoy a fabulous experience.”
Located 1.5 hours’ drive from Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport, the Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is nestled in a mesmerizing landscape of golden sand dunes and majestic mountains. The resort features 57 secluded luxury villas and bungalows designed in an elegant African style, with premium amenities including a private swimming pool and garden.
The resort overlooks Nofa Wildlife Park, where guests can experience a unique African safari that’s home to more than 700 animals – including zebras, sables, giraffes, cheetahs and many other wild animals. Other exciting leisure activities include the impressive equestrian resort at features a show jumping arena, a specialized race track, a polo field and an extensive stable complex.
Guests can even test themselves with a round of golf at one of the top courses in Saudi Arabia. The 18-hole course makes use of the natural desert environment to set a challenge for even the most experienced golfers.
Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel features three on-site restaurants. The Tswalu restaurant, with its African-style interiors, serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Butcher’s Den provides an upscale culinary experience – featuring grilled specialties, outdoor terrace seating and stunning lake views. The Al Fresco restaurant serves Italian classics (including stone-fired pizzas) for a more relaxed and informal dining experience. For guests seeking more exclusive dining, a tailored private dining service is available for special occasions or business events. Guests can also enjoy exotic vibes in the Hookah Lounge, a charming tea experience in the African Tea Room, or relax by the pool with a fresh juice at Al Fresco Café.
The resort’s extensive leisure facilities include the Nofa Spa & Health Club, which offers a range of specialized treatments for massages and facials. The resort also has two swimming pools, including a separate swimming pool for kids. Families are well catered for with the special Kids’ Club area and spacious grounds.
As well as providing a haven for leisure guests, this unique resort offers a special venue for meetings and private occasions. The stunning ballroom can host 500 guests, making it the ideal place to hold elaborate weddings. The two theater-style boardrooms can also host up to 60 guests, and are designed with African straw ceilings and stone walls to add a special dimension to meetings or events.
Gary Ellis, General Manager Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel said: “We look forward to welcoming our first guests to this distinctive and exclusive African-style resort. I’m confident the blend of deluxe accommodation, unique facilities and the service provided by our enthusiastic team will prove to be a compelling reason to visit Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel. We promise to create unforgettable memories and deliver exceptional experiences in this wonderful place.”
Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is operated by Radisson Hospitality AB under an international management agreement.