AccorHotels opens ibis Styles Makkah
The property is the first to become operational under AccorHotels' agreement with the Alesayi Group in the Kingdom
AccorHotels has opened ibis Styles Makkah, the first international economy brand to enter the Holy City.
The 286-room economy-branded property was opened ahead of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr to cater to the Kingdom’s growing religious tourism segment. Ibis Styles Makkah is the first hotel to open under AccorHotels’ strategic agreement with Alesayi Group, which will include the introduction of seven ibis properties across the Kingdom by 2018.
The hotel offers amenities designed to serve visitors to the Holy City such as an in-house mosque for both women and men.
It also features F&B options including two speciality restaurants – Zurna and Al Suroor – alongside a lobby lounge offering international buffet and à la carte options.
AccorHotels Middle East and Africa (MEA) managing director & chief operating officer Olivier Granet said in a statement: "We are delighted with the successful opening of ibis Styles Makkah, marking a turning point with a completely new approach towards international quality standards, and addressing the growing need for economy and mid-scale hotels in the Holy City. As the first operational hotel with the Alesayi Group, this trusted partnership has also strengthened AccorHotels’ position as the largest hotel operator in the Kingdom.”
Ahmed Elfakharany, managing director of Alesayi Hospitality Company, member of Omar Kassem Alesayi Group added: “In accordance with Saudi Vision 2030, the strategy of Alesayi Hospitality company is to develop a network of hotels in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with a commitment to offering our customers the best international quality service at very competitive prices. The success of the ibis Styles Makkah only strengthens our drive to introduce greater variety through branded economy, midscale and luxury properties within the Kingdom. Through our strategic alliance with AccorHotels, we hope to achieve this goal.”