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Millennium takes over Makkah hotel as part of Saudi expansion plans

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA says it is taking over Al Dana Diamond Makkah

Millennium takes over Makkah hotel as part of Saudi expansion plans

Kevork Deldelian, CEO, Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa.

Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, one of the fastest-growing regional hotel management companies in the Middle East, has announced it is taking over Al Dana Diamond Makkah.

The company said it will rebrand the hotel as M Hotel Al Dana Makkah and will add 611 keys to its inventory of 3,240 keys in Saudi Arabia.

Situated in Al Shisha – Aziziah district, at the heart of Makkah, M Hotel Al Dana Makkah caters to both leisure and business travellers, Millennium said in a statement.

Millennium said it sees great potential in the Gulf kingdom as last year, Saudi’s Ministry of Hajj and Umrah issued 7.6 million visas in the 2018-19 season with plans to issue 10 million visas this year.

Kevork Deldelian, CEO, Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa, said: “We are fully committed to our strategic expansion plan in Saudi Arabia to extend our reach across the entire kingdom. In the first phase, the plan includes the opening of six new hotels in Makkah, Madinah, Tabouk, Jizan and Baha in addition to the recently opened Millennium and Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem hotels.”

He added that Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA plans to operate more than 15,000 new keys in the Middle East within the next three years including 25 hotels in the kingdom by 2025.

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