Marriott opens world's largest Four Points by Sheraton in Makkah
Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem features over 1,100 rooms, four dining outlets and nearly 1,000 sqm of event space
Four Points by Sheraton, a part of Marriott International, has opened Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem in Saudi Arabia – the brand’s largest property world over. Adding over 1,100 rooms to the Holy City, the hotel is located in the Al Naseem district.
Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem features 1,136 rooms including 121 suites.
The hotel includes four dining concepts, Al Sharq– an all-day-dining venue which also offers traditional Arabic cuisine, Asia House– serving up a variety of Asian dishes and two lobby cafés. The hotel also boasts over 950 sqm of event space, including a grand ballroom and three flexible meeting rooms. A dedicated retail area and supermarket are also available on site.
Other facilities at the hotel include dedicated fitness centers for men and women, a children’s play area and a complimentary shuttle to and from the Holy Mosque, Masjid al-Haram.
“The trajectory for religious tourism into Saudi Arabia continues to grow, resulting in a strong demand for hotels in the Holy Cities,” said Alex Kyriakidis, president and managing director, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. “We are delighted to open our fifth property in the Holy City of Makkah. Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem offers pilgrims the brand’s excellent service and a comfortable hospitality experience in the Holy City.”
With this opening, Marriott now operates 24 hotels in the country and are on track to double its presence in the Kingdom in the next five years.
Loai El Sakkary, general manager of the Four Points by Sheraton Makkah Al Naseem commented: “We are excited to open doors to the largest Four Points by Sheraton in the world and look forward to serving our guests with the warm and genuine service the Four Points brand is known for. With its comfortable room offering, multiple dining options, wide-range of facilities and convenient location, the hotel is a great fit for guests visiting on pilgrimage or business.”
Four Points by Sheraton is the most globally distributed brand in Marriott International’s Classic Select category, boasting nearly 250 hotels in nearly 40 countries and territories and more than 120 signed hotels in the pipeline. In the Middle East, the brand will open six new hotels and over 1,200 rooms in the next five years.