FAUCHON Hospitality continues its global expansion with the opening of a third property at the iconic Diriyah Gate development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
PARIS, December 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – FAUCHON Hospitality has signed its third property which will be located in the famous Diriyah development in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Hotel division of the iconic food supplier FAUCHON, FAUCHON Hospitality inaugurated its first establishment in Paris in september 2018, followed by a second in Kyto in March 2021.
Le FAUCHON The Hotel Riyadh will be in partnership with owner Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) and operator YAKOON Hospitality International. The property will be located in the ambitious new project of Diriyah Square. The first phase of Diriyah Gate, a five-square-kilometer mixed-use heritage, tourism and lifestyle destination, is on track to become the world’s largest cultural and heritage city and will include 16 five-star luxury hotel brands including FAUCHON HOTELS.
Jacques-Olivier CHAUVIN, Chairman and CEO of FAUCHON Hospitality, declares: “We are proud to be associated with the DGDA and Yakoon Hospitality. This new development is a new step towards becoming a major player in the luxury boutique hotel industry. Middle East and being a part of this monumental development is a truly exciting achievement within the strategic framework of our continued growth. Mr. Chauvin adds that new FAUCHON hotels will be announced in the United States, China, and Japan in 2022.
Jerry INZERELLO, Group CEO, DGDA, notes “We are delighted to welcome FAUCHON to Diriyah, the property will not only bring a unique concept to Saudi Arabia being their first property in the GCC. Bread-breaking has been an ancient tradition across the regions for centuries and the FAUCHON offering at the Grand Café will complement our high dining experiences at Buijari Terrace. We are excited to share further developments on this property in the coming months.
Olivier HARNISCH, CEO of Yakoon Hospitality, declared: “We are delighted to partner with Fauchon and the DGDA to bring the third FAUCHON hotel in the world to Saudi Arabia. As the hotel management company, Yakoon Hospitality will create a unique destination, inspired by Fauchon’s legendary heritage. “
Le FAUCHON The Hotel Riyadh will offer 80 rooms and suites as well as the Grand Café FAUCHON, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool on the roof and a bar and a FAUCHON boutique.
Founded in 1886 by Auguste Fauchon, the FAUCHON brand has been family-owned since 2006, and is a supplier of contemporary luxury gastronomy to restaurants, gourmet cafes, retail shops and five-star hotels. FAUCHON also operates a professional culinary training school. The company’s flagship products include fine pastry, macaroons, chocolate, tea, fine foods and gourmet gifts through 100 franchise stores and 400 outlets in more than 50 countries. FAUCHON is known for his innovative training of up-and-coming chefs who have become big names in pastry making such as Pierre Hermé, Christophe Michalak and Patrick Paillet, the creator of the famous “Bisou-Bisou”. For more information on FAUCHON, visit https://www.fauchon.com/fr/la-marque.
About FAUCHON Hôtellerie
FAUCHON Hospitality, founded in 2018, is the hotel division of FAUCHON, created specifically to ensure the full global development of the FAUCHON L’HÔTEL portfolio, highlighting the Parisian experience of the art of living. The standards of the FAUCHON Hospitality brand are based on the “GLAM” concept: gOURMET (the most creative Parisian pastry shop in the French culinary tradition); THEIVELY LOCATION (at the heart of the city’s urban life); ATENTIONS (personalized attention and experiences, well beyond the usual exclusive reception services; and MESDAMES (a hotel always open to women with sophisticated lighting, hairdryers, well-sized bathrobes, feminine amenities, etc.). FAUCHON Hospitality currently has establishments in Paris, France and Kyoto, Japan. For more information on FAUCHON Hospitality, visit FauchonHospitality.com.
About the Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA)
The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) was created in july 2017 preserving Diriyah’s history, celebrating its community and developing the historic UNESCO World Heritage Site of At-Turaif into one of the world’s greatest gathering places at the heart of Saudi culture and heritage. DGDA transforms Diriyah into a global gathering place by creating rich experiences that tell the stories of our history, instilling a sense of Saudi pride and creating world famous destinations and landmarks. The Authority ensures that the cultural landmarks of Diriyah are complemented by leading hotel brands, dining experiences and world-class retail offerings. We are focused on protecting and preserving the history of the Kingdom, including the stories of our ancestors as well as our physical heritage. In accordance with design, development and preservation standards, DGDA will create an environment that enhances the historical, national and international relevance of Diriyah, including the preservation of At-Turaif.
About Yakoon Hospitality
Yakoon Hospitality is an international hospitality company based in Riyadh. It specializes in the development and management of upscale and luxury hotels as well as restaurants across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Yakoon Hospitality is partnering with renowned international brands such as Nobu and Fauchon to facilitate their expansion in the Kingdom, in addition to developing its own hotel brands. It also provides asset management and advisory services to the Saudi hospitality industry.
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