As tourism in Saudi Arabia begins to transform in line with Vision 2030, residents of large cities like Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam are embracing it by touring unexplored destinations. As the world starts to awaken from its COVID-19 slumber and the hospitality industry takes the tentative steps in its comeback, the market has seen an increased interest from customers searching for private villas, and experiences - where they can still enjoy true hospitality, but in a setting that feels peaceful and safe. The Radisson Collection Hotel in Riyadh is exactly that, a once-in-a-lifetime experience in an exclusive retreat, and is now publicly bookable exclusively through their website.
While many would usually leave Saudi Arabia during the summer months, the international travel ban has halted all trips abroad, resulting in an increased demand locally. Nationals and expatriates are venturing out, using the opportunity to discover Saudi’s rich heritage and culture as well as its breath-taking scenic beauty.
Known as a premium lifestyle collection, boasting unique locations in great destinations, Radisson Collection Hotels offer the ultimate template for contemporary living – united by modern design and exceptional experiences. While customers are looking to gain new experiences and develop themselves, these hotels aim to serve the guest's lifestyle and attitude to life, to create a more emotional experience.
Located only 98km’s from Riyadh’s City, the Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is nestled in a mesmerizing landscape of golden sand dunes. 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.
Whilst the hotel was previously operated as a members-only resort, Radisson Hotel Group is excited to announce that it is now publicly bookable exclusively through their website Radissonhotels.com
“The Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel, is an iconic and exceptionally exclusive product which we previously operated as a private members-only resort. We have received numerous requests from individual guests wanting to experience the beauty of this Safari jewel in the Saudi desert and we are excited that the hotel is now publicly bookable and accessible to everyone.” said Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice President, Middle East & Africa “ The international travel ban in Saudi Arabia has also been a driving force for the local demand with many searching for a peaceful sanctuary to escape to, while feeling completely free and safeguarded from the contraction and spread of COVID-19.” he added.
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 that features a show jumping arena, a specialized racetrack, a polo field and an extensive stable complex. Its 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 outdoor swimming pools, including a separate swimming pool for female guests. Families are well catered for with the special Kids’ Club area and spacious grounds.
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 landscape 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-inspired 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.