Marriot to open 1,000-room hotel in Saudi Arabia's Makkah

US chain planning 3 new hotels in Muslim holy city by 2025

26 March, 11:35

    (ANSAmed) - NAPLES, MARCH 26 - Confident that the COVID pandemic will come to an end and that tourism will rebound, entrepreneurs in Saudi Arabia are preparing the opening of new hotels for the coming years.

    The first will open in the Muslim holy city of Makkah and will have 1,000 guest rooms.

    The daily The National reported March 23 that the hotel will be opened by Aloft, an international hotel chain headquartered in the US and part of the Marriott group.

    It will be the largest in the world built by the chain.

    The Aloft Makkah Taysir was built near the entrance to the Grand Mosque in Makkah and was designed especially to host pilgrims coming for large annual religious events held in the city including the Hajj.

    The Marriott also announced two other hotels: one in Riyadh and another in Makkah.

    The three hotels will open by 2025. (ANSAmed).

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