Saudi: Coral Al Madina Hotel set to open Q3 2016
The hotel is one of several properties expected to open next year under the Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) banner
Saudi Arabia's Coral Al Madina Hotel is in the advanced stages of construction and is scheduled in the third quarter of 2016.
The hotel, which is Halal-friendly, is one of several properties expected to open next year under the Hospitality Management Holdings (HMH) banner and will be a flagship hotel for the group in the holy city of Madinah.
Laurent A. Voivenel, cheif executive officer, Hospitatlity Management Holdings, visited the site in Saudi Arabia to check on the construction progress.
He said: "The construction has really picked up pace over the last few months and it is wonderful to see the building taking shape.
The developers have done fantastic job and we are confident Coral Al Madina Hotel will turn out to be a prefered address for travellers to the city."
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is central to HMH's expansion strategy - with the group seeking to double its existing portfolio of hotels in the country over the next five years.
"Coral Al Madina Hotel is going to be the biggest and most prestigious opening of the year for us and is being developed to be the first 'smart' hotel in Madinah offering the most advanced technology including high-tech smart rooms," Laurent continued.
The 5-star hotel, which overlooks the Al Masjid Al Nabawi Al Sharief (the Phrophet's Mosque), features 400-plus rooms and suites spread over 10 floors and five basements.
"Each room at Coral Al Madina Hotel is thoughfully equipped to meet the needs of Haj and Umrah pilgrims and families. Included in the hotel's wide range of facilities are three speciality restaurants and a lobby lounge, two state-of-the-art meeting rooms with adaptable function spaces, business centre, fully-equipped gym and spa, shopping arcade, large private parking and helicopter landing site," Laurent added.
According to industry reports, Saudia Arabia expects visitors to Makkah and Madinah to reach 25 million every year by 2025.