The Future Hospitality Summit returns to Riyadh from February 28th to March 2nd, 2023


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – The Future Hospitality Summit (FHS) Saudi Arabia will be held in Riyadh in 2023, bringing together the region’s industry leaders for discussions, deals and insights into the continued growth of the Kingdom’s hospitality and tourism sector.

This is the sixth industry conference organized by The Bench for the Saudi market. Host sponsors are Al Faisaliah Hotel and Al Khozama Investment. The 2023 edition of FHS Saudi Arabia will be held in the luxurious Prince Sultan Grand Hall, located in one of Riyadh’s most desirable venues. Al Faisaliah Hotel is currently undergoing guest room and public area refurbishment, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The event will once again bring together the investment communities of the Saudi Arabian Hospitality Investment Conference (SHIC) and the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF), bringing together government leaders, hotel and F&B investors, developers and operators to engage with the Kingdom’s latest developments and the hottest topics in the industry.

“Following the resounding success of FHS in Riyadh and Dubai this year, we are delighted to announce the dates and host partners for next year.” said Jonathan Worsley, Chairman of The Bench. “This year’s events have further solidified the Future Hospitality Summit as the region’s leading hospitality investment platform and we can’t wait to begin work on the 2023 programs. We are delighted to welcome Al Faisaliah Hotel and Al Khozama Investment as our host sponsors for the third edition of FHS Saudi Arabia and look forward to welcoming everyone to the legendary Al Faisaliah Hotel managed by Mandarin Oriental. “

FHS Saudi Arabia 2023 will focus on various conference topics including hospitality investments, industrial start-ups, sustainable development and human capital ecosystems. The FHS Advisory Board will meet in November to discuss and shape the program of events and experiences.

“Al Faisaliah Hotel looks forward to partnering with The Bench and Al Khozama in hosting the next Future Hospitality Summit in Riyadh, a rapidly developing city with tremendous opportunities and resources. We are so excited to have this summit with us and can’t wait to see you all soon,” commented Richard Johnson, General Manager of the Al Faisaliah Hotel.

Six months after the conclusion of FHS Saudi Arabia, the Future Hospitality Summit will be held in Abu Dhabi for the first time and will take place from 25th to 27th September 2023 at the Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island. For more information on FHS 2023 editions, visit

About Al Faisaliah Hotel

With an enviable location in the heart of the prestigious Olaya district, Al Faisaliah Hotel is the epitome of Arabian hospitality in Riyadh. The luxurious hotel features 325 tastefully designed rooms and suites complemented by 24-hour butler service, an array of exquisite dining options, an award-winning ladies-only spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel’s 6,300 square meters of customizable meeting facilities are designed to accommodate events of all sizes. Surrounded by the Al Faisaliah Tower, the Mode Mall and other major Riyadh attractions, the Al Faisaliah Hotel is a cosmopolitan hub with Saudi charm.

About Al Khozama Investments

Al Khozama Investment (AK) is a pioneering developer and manager of prime commercial real estate in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Founded in 1995, the company pursues a progressive and diversified business model that includes owning, investing and managing properties in the hospitality, retail, commercial, F&B and residential sectors.

With numerous international awards the company has received over the past 25 years, AK Investment was named Saudi Arabia’s Leading Luxury Hospitality Company in 2019 by the World Travel Awards. In addition to the five hotels currently operated, including Al Faisaliah Hotel and Al Faisaliah Suites, Riyadh; Bay La Sun Hotel & Marina and Views Hotel & Residences, King Abdullah Economic City and Al Bustan Residences, Riyadh. Visit for more information

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