Marriott launches first hotel in Makkah

426-key Makkah Marriott Hotel will be flagship property for the brand in the region

Makkah Marriott Hotel
Makkah Marriott Hotel

Marriott International has opened the Makkah Marriott Hotel, the group’s first flagship brand in the holy city.

The 426-key hotel located on the hill top offers views of the holy city and Haram.

Signature features at the property include the Greatroom lobby and mobile check-in and check-out facility.

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The Greatroom is part of Marriott’s brand initiative to transform lobbies into a local destination where guests spend time by themselves or with guests.

Marriott International president Middle East & Africa Alex Kyriakidis commented: “It’s very fitting that our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels is seeing a rapid expansion in the Kingdom. The opening of a Marriott Hotel in Makkah is part of our commitment to fill a growing gap in the religious tourism sector in the region, which experts estimate will exponentially increase as the population of the Islamic faith grows.

We are privileged to have opened our first-ever Marriott Hotel in this Holy City to serve millions of global pilgrims over the years to come.”

Marriott International launched its first property in Saudi Arabia 35 years ago, with the opening of the 411-room Riyadh Marriott Hotel in 1980.

The group currently has 19 new Saudi properties in the pipeline.

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