Millennium & Copthorne sign new hotels in Saudi
Due to open in 2017, both hotels will be located in the south eastern boundary of the holy city of Makkah
Millennium & Copthorne has signed two new hotels in the holy city of Makkah with Al Rajhi Investments.
Due to open in 2017, the 822-room Millennium Hotel and 502-room Copthorne Hotel will both be located in the south eastern boundary of Makkah.
Situated close to many key religious sites, the hotels will serve the growing number of religious tourists visiting the Kingdom - which are expected to rise from 17.5million to between 25 and 30 million in 2025.
The signing was announced in Riyadh under the patronage of Prince Sultan Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).
Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, president & chief executive officer, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels MEA, said: "This agreement marks the beginning of what we believe will be a long and fruitful relationship with Al Rajhi Investments.
We are further delighted to underline our commitment to bringing international hospitality standards to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
The latest signings put Millennium & Copthorne on track to meet its target of 10,000 keys by 2020.