Millennium Hotels and Resorts is continuing its expansion across Saudi Arabia by announcing the takeover of the two hotels, after the signing of a management agreement with Makkah Construction & Development Company, which came into effect 1 September.
Makkah Millennium Hotel and Makkah Millennium Towers are the nearest hotels to Al Masjid Al Haram, with direct access to The Holy Kaaba. The 614-key Makkah Millennium Hotel is scheduled to go under renovation with the plan to convert the hotel into a unique luxury property part of The Biltmore Collection. The 802-key Makkah Millennium Towers adjacent to Makkah Millennium Hotel will join the Millennium Collection.
Mr. Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, president and CEO, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA said: “We are honoured to enter into an agreement with Makkah Construction & Development Company, one of the Kingdom’s most renowned real estate developers to operate these landmark hotels. Religious tourism is expected to rise even further in the Holy City, and with significant government investment into infrastructure there are plenty of opportunities to support this development by offering an array of excellent accommodation options for visitors.
“Our Group possesses the resources and knowledge to operate these prestigious properties, ensuring we consistently deliver the highest standards thanks to our global expertise combined with a deep understanding of the region. We look forward to beginning this long term and fruitful relationship with Makkah Construction & Development Company.”
H.E. Sheikh Abdul Rahman A. Fakieh, chairman of Makkah Construction and Development Company added: “We are delighted to enter into this partnership and look forward to working closely with global hospitality leader Millennium Hotels & Resorts. We are confident that they will deliver exceptional operational and service standards and their considerable expertise will enable these unique properties to achieve their full potential, ensuring a mutually beneficial collaboration for many years to come.”