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First three heritage hotels open in Jeddah Historic District

JEDDAH, March 3, 2024

Saudi-based Al Balad Development Company, a subsidiary of the kingdom's wealth fund PIF (Public Investment Fund) has announced the official opening of the first three heritage hotels - Beit Jokhdar, Beit Al-Rayess, and Beit Kedwan - in Jeddah Historic District.
This is being implemented as per the Jeddah Historic District Programme under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Al Balad Development Company.
Under this programme, these hotels are not only restored and rehabilitated but their unique architectural features are preserved using the highest international standards and the guidelines of Unesco, which classified Jeddah Historic District as a World Heritage Site in 2014. 
The three heritage hotels will help contribute to preserving, maintaining and highlighting the kingdom's heritage. Each building sheds light on the area's history and features a different architectural design.
Beit Jokhdar is distinguished by its ornately decorated wooden balconies, among the largest in the region; while Beit Al Rayes is characterised by its interior design, where all its rooms overlook a beautiful courtyard surrounded by columns topped with stone arches.
Beit Kedwan is distinguished by its location near Naseef Square in the Al-Alawi Market.
As per a recent agreement, the Al Balad Development Company will manage and operate the hotels as part of a package that includes 34 heritage buildings.
The programme will hand over the hotels to Albalad Hospitality, the operational arm of Al Balad Development Company, which aims to provide visitors with unique and authentic hospitality experiences.
The hotels will be characterized by the warmth derived from the deep-rooted culture of the region and the commitment to preserving its heritage and developing rich experiences to explore, making Jeddah Historic District a destination of choice for all visitors from across the world.-TradeArabia News Service


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