Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) is one of the most diversified hospitality platforms worldwide with a focus on the upscale, upper-upscale, and luxury market segments. Headquartered in the Dubai International Financial Centre, KHI is a division of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), founded and chaired by His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdul-Aziz Alsaud.
For over two decades, KHI has built shareholder value by acquiring, developing, actively asset managing, and monetizing high-quality hospitality real estate properties that are leaders within their competitive market sets. In 2015, the company underwent a global restructuring exercise that consolidated the global hospitality platform comprising $12Bn in Enterprise Value and $4Bn in KHC equity under one management team.
KHI’s investments are organized under three business lines: ownership stakes in three industry-leading management companies with 289 flags worldwide; trophy hotel properties in gateway cities; and a trading portfolio of 15 high quality hotels primarily in growth markets. A conservatively leveraged global balance sheet (25% of portfolio value) managed by a centralized finance and treasury function creates a dynamic capital structure that allows for value maximization.
With a track record of 33 successful exits on hotel investments, KHI stands today as a leading investor in the global hospitality space, benefitting from the vision of its founder and shareholder Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, the expertise of its world-class executive team, and the strength of its international partnerships.
The Kingdom Hotel Investments (KHI) system includes more than 30 equity co-investors, and a total of 11 Kingdom Hotels representatives serve as directors on 72 company boards, employing their extensive expertise on the requirements of sound corporate governance and regulatory compliance.
Given this diversity of assets and co-investors, our organization culture is defined as one that focuses on partnership management and alignment to enable consensual decision-making. We make it our priority to understand each partner’s investment objectives, rationale, and administrative processes. We ensure our partners are constructively engaged in increasing the value of our collective business and we strive for KHI to be a ‘partner of choice’ for all of our stakeholders.
Kingdom Hotel Investments is both (i) the trading name of the international hospitality business of Kingdom Holding Company; and (ii) the corporate name of the wholly owned subsidiary of KHC, registered in the Dubai International Financial Centre, responsible for the management, supervision and oversight of such business.