Saudi Commission approves 24 hospitality projects
Asir's hotels are growing by 53% and the area is turning into a tourist attraction, according to the Saudi Commission
The Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) has approved 24 new projects in the tourism housing sector, stated a report.
Mohammad Al-Umrah, head of Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, said: "The hotels across the Kingdom, particularly in Asir, are playing a vital role in the growing sector.
"Seventeen of the 24 projects will be new hotels established in Asir, which aims to be a tourist attraction all year round and not just during seasonal holidays. There will be four new five-star hotels in Abha, two five-star hotels, each in Khamis Mushayt and Bisha, a four-star hotel in Abha and in Bisha respectively, a four-star hotel in Al-Namas, a four-star hotel in Tanawamah, and a four-star hotel in Bariq."
He added there will also be a three-star hotel in Abha, a three-star hotel in Khamis Mushayt, a three-star hotel in Ahad Rufaidah and a three-star hotel in Al-Birak.
"A four-star hotel villa project, a four-star hotel suites as well and a four-star hotel resort will be built in Abha. There is also a four-star hotel resort which will be built in Al-Birak," said Al-Umrah.
He also said there will be a four-star hotel apartment project built in Abha, Al-Majaridah and Tanawamah.
"Asir's hotels are growing by 53% and the area is turning into a tourist attraction. These new projects will increase the rate of tourism in the area all year round," he told Saudi Gazette.