Makkah on Radisson's mind

The two new Makkah hotels are scheduled to open in Q2 2021. Photo credit: Radisson Hotel Group

Radisson Hospitality AB, part of Radisson Hotel Group, has signed two new hotels in Saudi Arabia: the Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma and the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, Makkah Al Rahma. The agreement extends an existing partnership with Saudi real estate developer and investor Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al-Rajhi and his real estate development company, Al-Rajhi Investments.

The agreement increases Radisson Hotel Group’s portfolio in Saudi Arabia to 43 hotels and more than 10,000 rooms both in operation and under development. Both hotels are scheduled to open in Q2 2021.

The hotels will be located in the Mahbas Al-Jin district of Makkah, two kilometers from the Haram and from the nearest railway station. 

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“Through Vision 2030, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continues to make significant investments in mega-projects to enhance its infrastructure and accessibility,” said Elie Younes, EVP and chief development officer of Radisson Hotel Group. "The country remains a focus market for our growth which we are committed to deliver with our local partners.”

“The growth of religious tourism is a key pillar of our country’s Vision 2030 plan and we are committed to supporting this goal,” said Khalid Saud Abu Haimed, CEO of Al-Rajhi Investments. “We are privileged to be playing a leading role in the evolution of the tourism sector and look forward to continuing our journey with Radisson Hotel Group.”

The Radisson Hotel will have 190 rooms; the Park Inn 150 rooms. Each hotel will have a restaurant, meeting room, and separate gyms and prayer rooms for men and women.

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