The upcoming Mondrian Riyadh Al Malga Hotel and Residences, opening in 2026, says it will “pioneer” mixology experiences in the Kingdom, promising “progressive programming” as yet unseen in the Gulf state.
The hotel will also tap into the expertise of Carte Blanched – Ennismore’s in-house F&B studio. Along the many brand pillars of Carte Blanched is to deploy restaurant-experienced operators, chefs and mixologists into hotel spaces.
The Mondrian Riyadh Al Malga Hotel and Residences will have 200 keys, including 130 standard rooms and suites, with 25 one-bedroom, 35 two-bedroom, and ten three-bedroom serviced apartments.
Speaking to Hotelier Middle East at last year’s Future Hospitality Summit, Abboud said Ennismore has plenty of ways to succeed in the Kingdom. He said: “Saudi is ready for Ennismore. We need to adapt and we need to cater to what Saudi wants. I’m sure we’ll be hosting opening parties just as interesting as what we did in Dubai. Moreover, I don’t think we need a bar proposition to succeed. Today, if you go to Saudi, all the big F&B players adapt without it. Even without alcohol, Saudis are good spenders.”