Park Inn by Radisson has opened its debut property in the Holy City of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
The Makkah Al Naseem represents the group’s 35th hotel in Saudi Arabia and gives it a total of more than 9,000 rooms.
Mark Willis, area senior vice president, Middle East, Turkey & Africa for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, said: “We are delighted to open our first hotel in the holy city with Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem.
“This is a significant hotel addition not just for the Park Inn by Radisson brand but for the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, as we now begin to see our strong development pipeline across Saudi Arabia materialize, with multiple hotel openings coming to fruition in the next 18 months.
“We believe the Park Inn by Radisson brand is entering this important segment at a very opportune time to support the increase in pilgrim travelers seeking affordable accommodation and a hassle-free experience.”
Willis added the growth of religious tourism to the kingdom and the Holy City of Makkah for local and international travelers is expected to grow, which means his company is well placed to provide all the essentials of an international hotel brand.”
Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem has 459 rooms and suites, most of which overlook the Al Rajhi Mosque.
Saad Ghosheh, general manager Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem, said: “We look forward to welcoming local and international travellers visiting the holy city of Makkah for their Hajj and Umrah pilgrimage.
“Our great location allows our guests to experience the many pilgrimage sites in the holy city. Our experienced and passionate team are here to ensure all of our guests have a memorable stay.”
The new opening is the latest property to open as part of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s plan to operate 200 hotels across the region by 2020.