By Sam Bridge
New hotels will include 1,365 rooms scheduled to open in two phases, the first in 2021 and the second in 2022
Dur Hospitality has signed contracts to lease, manage and operate three hotels in the central area of Madinah, Saudi Arabia with Al-Manakha Urban Project Development Holding Company.
Dur said it will manage the hotels through its subsidiary Makarem, the hotel brand specialising in hosting pilgrims and religious tourists in the kingdom’s two holy cities.
The new hotels will include 1,365 rooms scheduled to open in two phases, the first in 2021 and the second in 2022.
Sultan Al Otaibi, CEO of Dur Hospitality, said: “We seek to contribute to the long-term goals of the Saudi Vision 2030 through our expansion and development plans in Makkah and Madinah, which are evident through our hotel brand Makarem and our goal to increase the number of rooms to 5,000 by 2023.
"This is a pioneering development to provide world class hotel services in the spirit of the Saudi hospitality."
Walid Al Ahmadi, CEO of Al-Manakha Urban Project Development Holding Company, said the project will also offer public squares, shopping areas and parks.