Makkah Marriott Hotel opened

Marriott International Inc. opened the Makkah Marriott Hotel, the company’s first flagship brand in the holy city. The arabesque themed 426-room property sits on the hilltop of Makkah, providing guests with views of the city and Haram.

Located in the center of Makkah within Jabal Omar complex development, Makkah Marriott Hotel is close to many of Makkah's holy sites. This five-star hotel offers 426 guestrooms, including 52 suites, and a lobby and reception area.

For dining, the property has two restaurants: Spice Market and Olive, both offering views of the city and the Kaaba.

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Amenities at the Makkah Marriott Hotel include: a business center with secretarial service, and five medium-sized meeting rooms with a pre-function area.

The reimagined Greatroom is part of Marriott Hotels’ brand initiative to transform lobbies from a formal living room into a local destination. With the Marriott Mobile App, guests can also check-in before their arrival and will receive an automatic notification when their room is ready.

Marriott International began its first operations in the Middle East region with the opening of the 411-room Riyadh Marriott Hotel in Saudi Arabia in 1980. It has 19 new Saudi Arabia properties in the project pipeline.