Al-Othman Group of Saudi Arabia Names J/Brice Design International for New Al-Khobar Hotel and Office Tower Project

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The $300 Million Hotel, Residential & Office Center is Part of J/Brice's Involvement in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Al-Othman Group of Companies is a diversified multinational conglomerate based in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. J/Brice Design International, Inc., headquartered in Boston, will manage the interior design of the Al-Khobar Hotel and Office Towers in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The firm's credentials also include TAJ Hotels and in Dubai, UAE the Al Khaleej Palace and Admiral Plaza as well as the Khalifa Hotel in Doha, Qatar.

The palette for the spacious accommodations will be inspired by rich regional materials and finishes with exquisite architectural detailing and custom furnishings and fixtures sourced from around the world. Commenting on the overall design theme, Mr. Al Dubaikel said,

The Al-Othman Group of Companies, a diversified multinational conglomerate based in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has selected J/Brice Design International, Inc. to manage the interior design of its latest project -- the Al-Khobar Hotel and Office Towers in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

The 300 Million USD project, with its adjacent matching office tower, is among several hotel and resort developments being designed by J/Brice Design throughout the Middle East , Africa and the Pacific.

The 19-story, neo-modern twin-structure will include 218 guestrooms plus a single Royal Suite, two Presidential Suites and two Executive Suites. There will be two Penthouse residences on the top floor and 16 luxury apartments or flats on floors 15 through 18 - all of which will have superb views of a city known for contrasting modern commercial activity with ancient traditions and sights, according to Jeffrey Ornstein, J/Brice Design founder and CEO.

The project also includes a separate structure with two, 15,000 square-foot ballrooms comprising entire floors that will accommodate major social and business events. The Hotel will have four restaurants - a Parisian Bistro, Italian restaurant, Asian-fusion restaurant and casual buffet eatery.

Separate luxury spas will accommodate men and women and will be adjacent to an indoor pool with a domed glass ceiling. Included too will be retail outlets, a business center and additional meeting space.

Founded in Boston, Massachusetts 20 years ago, J/Brice Design has grown to become an international hospitality industry powerhouse. In addition to the Al-Khobar, the JBrice has an exclusive agreement with Fahd Alireza Engineering Company (FAEC) headquartered in the neighboring city of Dammam for work within the Saudi Kingdom. FAEC has also arranged for J/Brice to participate in opportunities in neighboring Bahrain, where the luxury sector is starting to outpace the phenomenal real estate growth of Dubai, UAE.

Al Othman Group, one of the largest corporations in the region, has global operations extending to technology, communications, food, trading and manufacturing as well as travel, tourism and hospitality. In announcing the J/Brice engagement, Walid A. Al Dubaikel, business development manager for Al-Othman Group, stated, "Jeffery Ornstein is the go-to hotel fashion leader in the Middle East. He is highly regarded in Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Dubai for playing a key role in establishing the Middle East as a bellwether in iconic super-luxury hotels. We are targeting the high-end international business market and J/Brice knows how to exceed the expectations of such discriminating guests and place them at the center of their hotel experience."

"The palette for the spacious accommodations will be inspired by rich regional materials and finishes with exquisite architectural detailing and custom furnishings and fixtures sourced from around the world. Commenting on the overall design theme, Mr. Al Dubaikel said, "Jeffery understands and embraces the culture of the Middle East, while bringing his international perspective to the region."

Jeffery responded saying, "J/Brice is honored for the role it has been granted by Al Othman Group to bring world attention on the Middle East as an arbiter of design in the world -- indeed for the 2010 decade." Earlier J/Brice was selected to design the Khalifa Hotel in Doha, Qatar - in the heart of the newly created Aspire Zone, which is under the direct supervision of the Crown Prince of Qatar. His firm is also currently engaged in negotiations to oversee the creation and development of properties in Medinah, Saudi Arabia, Ibadan, Nigeria , Manila, The Philippines, and Zanzibar, Tanzania with leading regional and international real estate developers.

Al -Othman Group
Al-Othman Group (http://www.al-othman.com) comprises a large number of affiliates specializing in the FMCG, Trading, Manufacturing, Travel and technology sectors within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. With such diversity, Al Othman Group realizes its need to communicate to its customers and therefore employs information technologies to make rapid business decisions. The key of the groups growth was due to the ability to react on quality of information technology.

J/Brice Design International
Founded in l988, J/Brice Design International, Inc. (http://www.jbricedesign.com) is a global design firm, Certified Interior Design and Architectural Giant, and one of the ten fastest growing design firms in the US. Its award winning staff has over 200 hotel and restaurant projects to its credit, as well as a diverse portfolio of corporate and residential interiors. Its international experience lends diversity to its design with respect to regional, cultural, operational and budgetary parameters.

J/Brice Design is a preferred design group for Hilton Hotels including its Full Service, Corporate and Franchise properties, inclusive of all Hilton, Doubletree Hotel and Guest Suites, and Hampton Inn brands, Marriott International/Renaissance Hotels, Guest Suites, Trump International Beach Resorts and Starwood - Including Sheraton, Westin, and 4-Points Best Western and Holiday Inn Worldwide. Additional international credentials include TAJ Hotels and in Dubai, UAE the Al Khaleej Palace and Admiral Plaza as well as the Khalifa Hotel in Doha, Qatar, a 5-star property with 7-star suites and the current Al-Kohbar Hotel in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

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