Makkah

World’s Largest Four Points By Sheraton Opens in Saudi Arabia

by Mahak Mannan | 01 Aug 2018

Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem features over 1,100 rooms, four dining outlets, and nearly 1,000sqm of event space The brand, a part of Marriott International, today announced the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem in Saudi Arabia, the brand’s largest property globally. Adding over 1,100 rooms to the Holy City,

Lowest April occupancy in Makkah since 2010

by Patrick Ryan | 24 May 2018

Makkah experienced its lowest occupancy level during the month of April since 2010, according to figures that have been released by industry analysts STR. “STR analysts note that the absolute occupancy level was the lowest for an April since 2010, while absolute ADR was the lowest for the month since 2007,” said a spokesperson for

New Four Seasons hotel in Makkah

by Patrick Ryan | 22 Oct 2017

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts and Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) have announced plans for a new Four Seasons hotel in Makkah as part of the Jabal Omar integrated real estate development. Four Seasons Hotel Makkah will be the company’s second location in Saudi Arabia, joining Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh at Kingdom Centre. “As Four Seasons

Millennium Hotels makes two signings in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 29 Aug 2017

Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced the signing of two new hotels in Makkah. Following the signing of a management agreement with Makkah Construction & Development Company, the group will operate Makkah Millennium Hotel and Makkah Millennium Towers, under the global flagship of Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Middle East and Africa with the agreement coming

Middle East hotel room pipeline grows by 6.6%

by Patrick Ryan | 15 Aug 2017

There are 166,166 rooms in 590 hotel projects under contract in the Middle East according to data supplied by STR. The latest STR report reveals that the number of rooms under contract in the Middle East has increased by 6.6%  compared with July 2016. The Middle East reported 95,089 rooms in 301 projects in the

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

Park Inn by Radisson opens first property in Makkah

by Patrick Ryan | 20 Jun 2017

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

Carlson Rezidor announces major signings in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 25 May 2017

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has announced the signing of two major hotels in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The hotel giant announced a management agreement with Saudi company Al Majd Al Arabiah was announced comprising a total of 2,850 rooms. This announcement will result in the opening of the world’s largest Radisson Blu hotel, featuring over 1,250

Swissôtel Hotels and Resorts opens second property in Saudi Arabia

by Patrick Ryan | 30 Mar 2017

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.

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









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