Millennium to take over Makkah Hilton effective September 1

The property has been operating as Makkah Hilton Towers for the past 23 years

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East & Africa founder, president and CEO Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East & Africa founder, president and CEO Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi.

Millennium Hotels and Resorts will be taking over operations of the Makkah Hilton Hotel & Towers and flagging it as Millennium Makkah Hotel and Towers as of September 1, 2017.

The takeover plan was revealed by Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa founder, president and CEO Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi during an interview with Hotelier Middle East.

"We have seen some great accomplishments, by signing locations that, 12 months ago, we would not have thought possible for these hotels to come through. One of these is Makkah, the new Millennium Biltmore Hotel and Towers which is around 1,400 keys," Alzaabi said.

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Continuing to describe the property, he added: "It is the closest hotel to the Grand Mosque in Makkah."

He also disclosed that the property has been operating as Makkah Hilton Towers for the past 23 years but that it will be deflagged as a Hilton by end of August 2017.

Alzaabi declared that the significance of the signing makes the Makkah hotel a prized addition to the global Millennium portfolio.

"So there has been some tremendous accomplishments lately - one of these is the signing of this flagship hotel, which today could be considered as one of the most important hotels for Millennium group worldwide," he said.

The website of Makkah Hilton Towers presently bears an advisory, stating: "As of 31 August 2017, Makkah Hilton Hotel and Makkah Hilton Towers will cease to operate as a Hilton hotel."

 

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