The hotel giant aims to double its 24 hotels in Saudi Arabia over the next five years in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030
Marriott International announced today it has opened the world’s largest Four Points by Sheraton hotel in the holy city of Makkah in Saudi Arabia.
Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem features over 1,136 rooms (including 121 suites), four dining outlets and nearly 1,000 sqm of event space. It is situated in the Al Naseem district and in close proximity to the center of Makkah and the holy Masjid al-Haram.
“The trajectory for religious tourism into Saudi Arabia continues to grow, resulting in a strong demand for hotels in the Holy Cities,” said Alex Kyriakidis, President and Managing Director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International.
The hotel is Marriott’s fifth property in Makkah and 24th in Saudi Arabia, though the firm intends on doubling its presence in the Kingdom over the next five years in line with Saudi’s Vision 2030, Kyriakidis said.
The hotel’s four dining concepts include Al Sharq– an all-day-dining venue which offers traditional Arabic cuisine, Asia House – serving a variety of Asian dishes and two lobby cafés offering fresh and delicious take away food and beverages.
The hotel’s event space includes a grand ballroom and three flexible meeting rooms - all equipped with state-of-the-art technology and complimentary WiFi. A dedicated retail area and supermarket are also available on site.
Other facilities at the hotel include dedicated fitness centers for men and women, a children’s play area and a complimentary shuttle to and from the Holy Mosque, Masjid al-Haram.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.