The Rezidor Hotel Group has signed the Al Muna
Karim Radisson Blu Hotel in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
The 322 rooms-property is scheduled to open in
Q3 2009, in time to welcome its first guests during the holy month
The property is Rezidorís second hotel in
town - the group is also developing the Al Madinah Paradise
Radisson Blu Resort which is scheduled to welcome guests in Q4
ďThis new hotel is our 10th hotel in the kingdom
of Saudi Arabia and underlines the importance this market has for
us,Ē said Kurt Ritter, President & CEO of Rezidor. Other key
markets with Rezidor hotels in the country are Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah, Al Khobar and Yanbu.
The Al Muna Karim Radisson
Blu Hotel will be located in the heart of the city - just 200
meters from the cityís most important landmark, the Prophet Mosque
which contains the Tomb of the Prophet Mohammed and 15 minutes
from Al Madinah International Airport.
The hotel will feature 322 guest
rooms, an all day dining restaurant, a meeting room and
a shopping arcade.
Madinah is the second holiest city in Islam after
Makkah. Besides the Prophet Mosque, other important landmarks
include the Islamic University of Al Madinah, King Fahd Complex
for the Printing of the Holy Quraan, the Quba Mosque (the oldest
mosque in Saudi Arabia), and many archaeological attractions.
Madinah was home to the Prophet Mohammed and his followers after
the Hijra migration in 622.
Saudi Arabia has launched a
massive campaign to increase its capacity to welcome religious
tourists. Changes have included an easing of visa restrictions and
large-scale infrastructure projects including airport expansions,
new rail lines, and highways.
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