Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts has opened its second hotel in Saudi Arabia.
The Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah has 1,624 rooms and is aimed at smart travellers.
Sami Nasser, chief operating officer, AccorHotels luxury brands, Middle East said: “We are delighted to open our second Swissôtel hotel in the Holy City and begin welcoming pilgrims and guests.
“The arrival marks the addition of the fourth hotel in Makkah with a further five branded luxury and upper upscale properties in development in neighbouring Jeddah and Riyadh. We are extremely proud to offer incredible variety and choice for travellers to the region.”
The opening of Swissôtel Al Maqam Makkah is the latest addition to the portfolio of AccorHotels managed hotels under development in Saudi Arabia, including Swissôtel, Raffles and Fairmont hotels in Jeddah all slated to open before 2020, in addition to Fairmont Riyadh, Business Gate which will open in late 2017 and ibis Styles Makkah.
In total, AccorHotels currently operate 93 hotels in the Middle East with over 26,900 rooms across ten countries: Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Iran.