New Four Points by Sheraton to open in Saudi
The hotel, located in the Al Naseem district on the outskirts of central Makkah, is scheduled to open during Q2 2016
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has signed an agreement with Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al Rajhi Real Estate Investments Company to launch the world's largest Four Points by Sheraton in Saudi Arabia.
The hotel, scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, will feature 1,139 rooms will be located in the Al Naseem district on the outskirts of central Makkah.
Michael Wale, president, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Euorpe, Africa and Middle East, said: "We are delighted to announce the opening of our largest Four Points property in Makkah, in partnership with Sulaiman Abdulaziz Al Rajhi Real Estate Investments Company.
As religious travel continues to grow in Saudi Arabia, Four Points is the perfect brand to meet the rising demand for affordable yet innovative accommodation options in Makkah.
"With ten operating hotels in the country and nine in the pipeline, Saudi Arabia is our second largest market in the Middle East and we look forward to more growth opportunities in the Kingdom."
The new hotel will feature 1,139 rooms, seven food & beverage outlets across 16,000sqm and will provide guests with easy access to the central area of the city through a direct road tunnel from the hotel.