Swissôtel has signed a management contract for
its first hotel in the Middle East. The Swissôtel Makkah in Saudi
Arabia is scheduled to open in January 2011.
The new Swissôtel Makkah will have 1,571 guest
rooms, including 88 suites, spread over 53 floors, with half of
all the rooms and suites enjoying a view of the Holy Mosque. The
centrally located hotel will have four restaurants serving
authentic regional as well as European cuisine, an Executive Lounge, two
meeting rooms measuring 75m˛ and a Business Centre available to
The new deluxe hotel in the Holy city is part of
the Abraj Al Bait Complex developed by Saudi Binladin Group in the
Development of King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project. The Saudi
Binladin Group (SBG) is a multinational construction conglomerate
and holding company for the assets owned by the Binladin family,
founded in 1950 and headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
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