Best Western Opens Hotel in Saudi Arabia

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Monday, 12 August 2013

Best Western has opened its first property in the Saudi Arabian Holy City of Makkah.

Located in the cultural center of Makkah (also known as Mecca), just a few minutes drive from the Holy Mosque, Best Western Plus Bakkah Awan Hotel is ideally located for the millions of travelers visiting the city for the two annual pilgrimages, the Hajj and Umrah.

As a Best Western Plus property, the hotel features a range of facilities including a restaurant, coffee shop, kids club and business center. There is also a shuttle bus service offering transfers to the Holy Mosque.

The hotels 152 rooms all come equipped with amenities such as cable television, coffee and tea making facilities, safes and refrigerators.

Several adjoining rooms are available for larger groups and families, and - as with all Best Westerns around the world - internet is free in all areas of the hotel.

Tourism in Saudi Arabia is booming. Religious and pilgrimage travel is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the industry, and Makkah is at its heart, said Glenn de Souza, Best Westerns Vice President International Operations Asia & the Middle East. The city receives more than three million pilgrims during the Hajj and around six million for the Umrah, and Best Western is delighted to be able to cater for these visitors with a modern, upscale accommodation choice. We are confident that Best Western Plus Bakkah Awan Hotel will be extremely popular with all visitors to Makkah.

The opening of Best Western Plus Bakkah Awan Hotel marks the latest phase of the companys rapid expansion in the Middle East. By the end of 2015, Best Western plans to be operating at least 3,600 hotel rooms across 22 properties in eight Middle Eastern countries.

Best Western, Saudi Arabia

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