Marriott opens new flagship hotel in Mecca

Marriott International has opened the Makkah Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia, its flagship brand in the holy city.

The Makkah Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia
The Makkah Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia

The arabesque-themed hotel has 426 rooms and is located on the hilltop of Mecca, providing views over the Holy City and Haram.

The property has five events rooms, the largest of which can hold 35 people. There is wi-fi access throughout and state-of-the-art amenities including AV technology and video TV production services.

Facilities include two on-site restaurants, the Spice Market and Olive Restaurant.

Alex Kyriakidis, president of Middle East & Africa at Marriott International, said: "It’s very fitting that our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels is seeing a rapid expansion in the Kingdom. The opening of a Marriott Hotel in Mecca is part of our commitment to fill a growing gap in the religious tourism sector in the region, which experts estimate will exponentially increase as the population of the Islamic faith grows."


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