16 Nov 2018

African-inspired hospitality wonder in Saudi Arabia

The world-renowned Radisson Collection has proudly launched its dazzling new jewel – Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel – which graces the outskirts of Riyadh.

The remarkable resort is designed to encompass every last detail of Africa’s unparalleled beauty, with 57 luxurious bungalows and villas overlooking the fascinating Nofa Wildlife Park.

The resort features an equestrian estate, as well as a world-class golf course surrounded by sand dunes and mountains to make for a thrilling and authentic experience.  

Speaking on the one-of-a-kind hospitality gem was Tim Cordon, area senior vice president – Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group: “We are ecstatic 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. We also believe this is a positive step in raising the awareness of leisure tourism in Saudi Arabia, where both domestic and international visitors will enjoy a fabulous experience.”

The Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel is nestled in a cinematic landscape of golden sand dunes and majestic mountains. At the surrounding wildlife park, guests can expect to be stunned by over 700 exotic animals, including zebras, sables, giraffes, cheetahs and more. 

Nofa Resort Riyadh, A Radisson Collection Hotel features an array of on-site restaurants. The Tswalu restaurant, with its charming African-style interiors, serves international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner, while 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 for a more relaxed and informal dining experience, and for the ultimate dining setting, a tailored private dining service is available for special occasions or business events. Guests can additionally enjoy exotic vibes in the Hookah Lounge, a charming tea experience in the African Tea Room, or relax poolside at Al Fresco Café.

The Nofa Spa & Health Club is also available to immerse guests in a relaxing wellness journey, complemented by a wealth of treatments, massages and facials.  

Lastly, the resort comprises 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.

For formal events and occasions, a fabulous ballroom is available to host 500 guests, making it the ideal place for elaborate weddings. The resort’s two theatre-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.