Abu Dhabi firm picked to run new luxury Makkah hotel

Saudi developer Jabal Omar Development Company says that H Hospitality Collection will manage its new five-star hotel in Saudi holy city
Abu Dhabi firm picked to run new luxury Makkah hotel
By Sam Bridge
Sat 28 Jul 2018 09:47 AM

Saudi developer Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) has announced that H Hospitality Collection has been picked to manage its new five-star hotel in Makkah.

The agreement is a significant milestone for H Hospitality Collection as the new hotel marks its first venture in the kingdom, a statement said.

It added that the hotel is part of the Jabal Omar mega-development, with a total built-up area of over 2 million square metres, featuring residences, hotels, malls, retail amenities, prayer areas and other facilities.

H Hospitality Collection will manage the hotel which will have 650 rooms, three restaurants, lounge, café, meeting rooms and a gymnasium. The hotel will welcome its first guests by the beginning of 2020.

Fadel Al Ali, chairman of H Hospitality Collection, said: “We are delighted with this new project that perfectly complements our expansion strategy across the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has always been one of our key destinations, and we wanted to expand our operations in the kingdom with a reputable partner in a premium location.

"Serving Hajj and Umrah pilgrims, and supporting the kingdom’s focus on promoting tourism, under the Saudi Vision 2030, we see significant opportunity in operating our first hotel project in Makkah.”

Yaser F Al-Sharif, CEO of Jabal Omar Development Company, added: “The proposed H Hotel is situated close to the Grand Mosque and will appeal to visitors from the GCC and across the Islamic world by offering distinctive value propositions that will contribute to our growth. By choosing a brand that has roots in the region, we are confident of delivering a world class hospitality choice to Makkah visitors.”

H Hospitality Collection is an Abu Dhabi-based hospitality management firm which has presence in Dubai, Seychelles, Podgorica and Rabat and a pipeline to develop new projects for the upcoming years.

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