Saudi's first Conrad Hotel opens in Makkah
Conrad Hotels & Resorts today opens its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – the Conrad Makkah
Conrad Hotels & Resorts has opened its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Conrad Makkah, which will overlook the Sacred Mosque Al Masjid Al Haram and the Holy Kaabah, will comprise 432 rooms, 62 of which are suites in two towers, ranging from 56 sqm to 247 sqm for the Royal Suite.
The hotel also features interior decor inspired by both modern and traditional Islamic design and complemented by contemporary art works.
Conrad Makkah also offers an on-site Masjid for up to 1,000 guests with audio connection from Al Haram. The hotel also has 12 elevators that go directly to Al Haram.
For meetings, the hotel features two meeting spaces for up to 100 guests as well as a business centre and Executive Lounge.
"Conrad creates inspired experiences for our guests in some of the world’s most sought-after destinations. We are delighted to open our first luxury hotel in the Holy City and begin welcoming pilgrims and guests,” John T.A. Vanderslice, global head at Conrad Hotels & Resorts, said.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president of MENA at Hilton Worldwide, added: "The arrival of Conrad Hotels & Resorts to Makkah marks the addition of our second brand into the city and our 11th hotel into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
Makkah is leading hotel development with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline.
Riyadh ranks next with 10,053 rooms - closely followed by Jeddah with 6,890 rooms under development
The majority of rooms are forecast to open over the next five years, according to the report by TOPHOTELPROJECTS commissioned by The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2016.
The report said Makkah is ranked second in the Middle East and Africa - behind only Dubai, which currently has 43,714 rooms in the pipeline.