Makkah hotels

Jumeirah Group to manage Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel

by Patrick Ryan | 17 Jul 2017

Dubai Holding and Jabal Omar Development Company have signed an agreement to develop Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel in Saudi Arabia, which will be managed by Jumeirah Group. The Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel will include 1,033 guest rooms along with 93 villas and will feature a variety of food and beverage offerings, meeting facilities, executive lounge, gymnasium and […]

Saudi Government hikes visa fees for pilgrims performing Hajj

by Sophia Soltani | 06 Nov 2016

A hike in visa fees to Saudi Arabia has been met with heavy criticism, with many Muslim countries voicing concerns that the plan will be an added burden to pilgrims visiting Islam’s holiest sites. As part of the proposed plan from the Saudi Government, a single entry visa now costs $533, an increase from the […]

Starwood Hotels expands footprint in Saudi Arabia

by Sophia Soltani | 16 Aug 2016

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide have revealed further expansion plans in Saudi Arabia with the signing of a new Sheraton in the holy city of Makkah. Owned by Altayyar Travel Group Holding Company (TDWL: ALTAYYAR AB), Sheraton Makkah Jabal Al Kaaba is scheduled to open by the end of the year.  The hotel is located […]

Face to Face: Shine on Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 09 Aug 2016

With building selective partnerships at the forefront of why Dur Hospitality’s business model is so successful, Dr. Badr al Badr, CEO, Dur Hospitality tells Sophia Soltani why spiritual hospitality is at the core of his ethics and how he plans on driving forward $400m worth of new hotel projects in Saudi Arabia. Leading Saudi hospitality […]

Conrad Makkah taps into religious hospitality & tourism capital of the world

by Sophia Soltani | 24 Jul 2016

Makkah is poised to become one of the world’s leading religious hospitality and tourism destinations as Saudi Arabia boosts tourism efforts and aims to enhance the Umrah and Hajj experience for pilgrims, according to industry experts. The Holy City is expected to witness a growing hotel supply through 2018, according to Colliers International’s Q1 2016 […]

Saudi Commission for Tourism bans four types of TV channels in hotels

by Sophia Soltani | 14 Jun 2016

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has banned four types of TV channels from airing in any of the hospitality establishments based in Makkah and Madinah. Madinah SCTH Director Khalid Al-Shihrani said the commission implemented new regulations on hotels and other establishments in the hospitality industry to respect the holiness of the […]

Conrad Hotels officially opens first property in Saudi Arabia

by Sophia Soltani | 08 Jun 2016

Conrad Hotels and Resorts has officially opened its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – the 438-room Conrad Makkah. Set in the heart of the Holy City and overlooking the Sacred Mosque, Al Masjid al Haram, and the Holy Kaabah, the hotel is designed for today’s smart luxury traveller, combining intuitive service with […]

Millennium & Copthorne open third hotel in Saudi

by Sophia Soltani | 17 Mar 2016

Millennium and Copthorne, Middle East and Africa (MEA) have officially announced the launch of Millennium Hotel Hail, Saudi Arabia with an opening ceremony attended by His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen Al Saud.  The opening marks the group’s third hotel in Saudi Arabia and is at the start of expansion plans across the […]









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