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Australian hotel giant inks deal for first Makkah properties

StayWell Hospitality Group says two hotels will feature total of 630 rooms, set to open in Q2 2018

Australian hotel giant inks deal for first Makkah properties

Australia’s largest privately owned hotel management company StayWell Hospitality Group (SWHG) has announced the signing of a management agreement to open and operate its first Park Regis properties in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Expected to open in the second quarter of 2018, the two hotels will feature 286 and 344 guest rooms respectively.

The Park Regis development will be one of the latest openings for the international brand which has a presence in Australia, Singapore, the UAE, India, United Kingdom and Indonesia.

StayWell Hospitality Group CEO Simon Wan said that formalising the management agreement for the hotels is a strategic move for the Sydney-based company in entering the Saudi Arabia market to grow its presence in the Middle East further.

“These two unique hotels will offer guests superb dining options as well as deluxe accommodation within walking distance to the Grand Mosque in Makkah.

“The hotels are targeting to open in time for the 2018 Hajj and will welcome guests for the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah visitors in this religious destination,” he said.

The opening of the Park Regis Makkah hotels will bring the StayWell Hospitality Group’s portfolio to 31 hotels worldwide and four in the region.

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