French luxury hotel brand Sofitel on Sunday announced plans to open a property in Riyadh.

The hotel will be part of a joint venture between the King Abdullah International Foundation and Sofitel brand operator Accor and is slated to open in 2015.

In a statement, the companies said the five-star hotel will be the anchor point of a major complex, developed over an area of approximately 100,000 sq m.

The mixed-use development will also include the headquarters of the Foundation, a mosque and a convention centre.

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