Hyatt plans Centric hotel for Saudi Arabia

Yasser Faisal Al-Sharif and Peter Fulton shake on it. Photo credit: Hyatt Hotels Corp.

An affiliate of Hyatt Hotels Corporation has entered into a management agreement with Middle East developer Jabal Omar Development Company for a Hyatt Centric hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

Slated to open in 2023, the project will have 196 rooms and suites as well as 200 residences, and will be close to the Grand Mosque of Makkah.

“We’re honored to work together again with Jabal Omar Development Company on the second Hyatt hotel in the holy city of Makkah," said Hyatt's Peter Fulton, group president of Europe, Africa, Middle East and Southwest Asia. “Together, we hope to strive toward the Kingdom’s goal to attract more than 30 million tourists by 2030.”


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“We anticipate an immensely positive reception to the new Jabal Omar Hyatt Centric Makkah, which will stem from our strong relationship with the Hyatt brand and its success in the region," said Yasser Faisal Al-Sharif, CEO of Jabal Omar Development Company. “We are confident in delivering a unique hospitality experience that will support the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 to promote religious, social and commercial activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”

The Hyatt Place brand debuted in Saudi Arabia in December with the Hyatt Place Riyadh Al Sulaimania. A month later, the company launched its Hyatt House brand in the Middle East with an opening in Jeddah. Those hotels joined the Hyatt Regency Riyadh Olaya, Park Hyatt Jeddah and Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Makkah.