Four Seasons says to open luxury hotel in Saudi holy city

Four Seasons Hotel Makkah will be located next to the Grand Mosque
Four Seasons says to open luxury hotel in Saudi holy city
Located next to the Grand Mosque and with direct access and unobstructed views of the Haram, Four Seasons Hotel Makkah will be the company’s second location in Saudi Arabia. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)
By Staff writer
Thu 19 Oct 2017 04:17 PM

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) on Thursday announced plans for a new luxury hotel in the Saudi holy city of Makkah.

Located next to the Grand Mosque and with direct access and unobstructed views of the Haram, Four Seasons Hotel Makkah will be the company’s second location in Saudi Arabia, joining Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh.

“As Four Seasons continues to expand its portfolio in the Middle East, we are pleased to partner with JODC to create a fully customised Four Seasons experience in Makkah,” said J Allen Smith, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. 

“This magnificent new building will set the stage for tailored service in a luxurious environment, enhancing the connection to this important place for all who visit.”

“Four Seasons will be the jewel in the Jabal Omar master development plan,” added Yasser Faisal Al-Sharif, CEO of Jabal Omar Development Company. “With our design partners and Four Seasons, we will bring to life a vision for the ultimate hospitality experience to enhance Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.”

Award-winning architectural firm Foster + Partners has been chosen to work on the project which will feature 375 guest rooms and suites, plus approximately 90 Four Seasons Private Residences, all with one or more private prayer rooms.

Additional features of the hotel include three restaurants and lounges, a ballroom and meeting rooms, and a spa and fitness centre.

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