The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced plans for four new hotels in Saudi Arabia. The first two properties, which will be owned by the local Al-Hokair Group, are the 168-room Park Inn by Radisson Riyadh Olaya, and the 160-room Radisson Blu Resort Jizan.

The mid-market Park Inn by Radisson Riyadh Olaya is located in the heart of the kingdom’s capital and will open in the first quarter of 2014. The upscale Radisson Blu Resort Jizan, which is Carlson Rezidor’s first project in Jizan, is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2015.

The company also announced two other Radisson Blu properties, which will be owned by the local Al-Fahd Group. The Radisson Blu Resort Al-Khobar Aziziya, with 186 rooms, will open in the fourth quarter of 2015, followed by the Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Unaizah, with 180 rooms, in the second quarter of 2016.

Carlson Rezidor’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia now comprises 16 hotels in operation and under development.

“Saudi Arabia enjoys continuous economic growth and a healthy hospitality industry,” says Wolfgang Neumann, president and chief executive officer of the firm. “It is one of our key focus countries for future business development and we look forward to further expanding our network across the kingdom.”