Fauchon Hospitality has signed its third property to be located at the renowned Diriyah Development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The hotel division of the iconic Fauchon food purveyor, Fauchon Hospitality debuted its first property in Paris in September 2018, followed by a second in Kyoto in March 2021.
The Fauchon L’Hôtel Riyadh will be in partnership with owner Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) and operator Yakoon Hospitality International. The property will be situated within the ambitious new project at Diriyah Square. Diriyah Gate phase one, a five-square-kilometre mixed-use heritage, tourism and lifestyle destination, is set to become the world’s largest cultural and heritage city and will feature 16 five-star luxury hotel brands of which one is Fauchon Hotels.
Jacques-Olivier Chauvin, President and CEO of Fauchon Hospitality, notes “We are proud to partner with DGDA and Yakoon Hospitality. This new development is yet another step to becoming a major player in the boutique luxury hospitality industry. Signing our first hotel in the Middle East and becoming a part of this monumental development is a truly exciting achievement as a strategic part of our ongoing growth.” Mr Chauvin adds that new Fauchon Hotels will be announced in the US, China, and Japan in 2022.
The world’s largest cultural and heritage city and will feature 16 five-star luxury hotel brands
Jerry Inzerello, Group CEO, DGDA, notes “We are thrilled to be welcoming Fauchon to Diriyah, the property will bring not just a unique concept to Saudi being their first property in the GCC. The breaking of bread has been an ancient tradition across the regions for centuries and the Fauchon offering at The Grand Café will complement our elevated dining experiences at Buijari Terrace. We are excited to share further developments on this property in the coming months.”
Olivier Harnisch, CEO, Yakoon Hospitality, said, “We are delighted to partner with Fauchon and DGDA to bring the third Fauchon Hotel worldwide to Saudi Arabia. As the management company of the hotel, Yakoon Hospitality will create a unique destination, inspired by the legendary legacy of Fauchon.”
The Fauchon L’Hôtel Riyadh will feature 80 guest rooms and suites as well as The Grand Café Fauchon, a spa, a rooftop outdoor pool and bar, and a Fauchon boutique.