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The Abraj Kudai Hotel in Mecca, Saudi-Arabia

Hotels are becoming ever larger – The world’s biggest hotel with 10,000 rooms is built in Mecca

Hamburg, Germany – 17th of August, 2016 – The next record-breaking hotel is built in Mecca: The Abraj Kudai in the Saudi Arabian capital will have about 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants, 5 landing sites for helicopters in 12 towers with 45 levels. The opening is planned next year. According totophotelprojects.com there are currently 252 new large-scale hotels under construction with more than 500 rooms each.

Abraj Kudai Towers in Mekka

Those are currently the biggest hotels under construction:
Abraj Kudai – Mecca/Saudi-Arabia – 10,000 rooms – opening 2017
Aquis Great Barrier Reef Resort – Australia – 7,500 rooms – opening 2019
Resort World – Las Vegas/USA – 6,583 rooms – opening 2019
Bawadi Project – Dubai/UAE – 6,500 rooms – Baufortschritt unklar
Pearl Hotels – Dubrovnik/Croatia – 5.,00 rooms – opening 2020

Previous record holder in the hotel industry (measured in number of rooms):
First World Hotel, Genting Highlands/Malaysia – 7,351 rooms
The Venetian/The Palazzo, Las Vegas/USA – 7,117 rooms
MGM Grand/The Signature, Las Vegas/USA – 6,852 rooms
CityCenter, Las Vegas/USA – 6,790 rooms
Sands Cotai Central, Macau/China – 6,000 rooms

Hotel construction hot spot of the world: 133 billion US Dollar for top hotels in the holy city Mecca

TOPHOTELPROJECTS: 25 million pilgrims visit the “Kaaba” every year – 16 new hotel projects in the pipeline

Mecca, Saudi Arabia – 31 July 2013 – Hotel investments are nowhere higher than in Mecca: 133 billion US dollar will be invested in first class and luxury hotels untill 2015 in the holy city of the Muslims. This data has been revealed by TOPHOTELPROJECTS, the worldwide leading provider of b2b hotel data. Therefore Mecca is a hotel construction hot spot.

New top hotels will arise in Mecca

New top hotels will arise in Mecca

About 450 classified hotels worth 500 million US-Dollar (per year) displays the strong financial power, especially of investors from Saudi Arabia, who invest into the Mecca location. And the construction further goes on: according to TOPHOTELPROJECTS another 16 new hotels are in the pipeline. The US company Starwood invests into three new properties.  The Westin Makkah (512 rooms) will be inaugurated in mid-2015. Likewise the Sheraton Makkah (532 rooms) will open its doors. Furthermore in that time a Four Points by Sheraton Hotel with 451 rooms is expected to open.

Hyatt wants to open three new hotels early next year with a total of more than 1,000 rooms. Marriott prepares the inauguration of a JW Marriott Hotel with 638 rooms and of a Courtyard by Marriott Hotels (432 rooms) for summer 2015.

With more than 61,000 existing hotel rooms Mecca is the largest hotel market in Saudi Arabia by far. In comparison: the capital of the Kingdom Riyadh just offers 10,000 rooms and Medina only 7,800 rooms. Hotel market professionals expect an increase of about 13,000 hotel rooms (+18%) within the next three years.

The goal of the hadj, which every Muslim should do once in his lifetime, recently underwent a hotel construction boom second to none in the past years. The number of top hotels has increased by 172 percent.

Every year about 25 million pilgrims and other visitors travel to Mecca and carter for a tourism revenue of approximately eight billion US Dollar. Every guest stays 5,1 nights in average. The overnight stays market increase every year by six percent. The average occupancy of the hotels increase every year by approx. 10 percent, the average daily rate grows by 11,8 percent and the Revpar (revenue per available room) increased by 23,8 percent.

More and more new luxury hotels in Mecca

12 new top properties are under construction – Anjum Hotel with 1,700 due to open soon – hotel market continues booming

Mecca/Saudi Arabia, 21st May 2013 – For hoteliers there is one prime hotel market should one be interested in delighting Muslims: Mecca. As per today all large hotel chains are present in the holy city or are currently investing. At the moment 12 new top hotels with a total number of more than 6,000 rooms are in the construction and development pipeline. This data has been revealed in a global hotel market report issued by TOPHOTELPROJECTS (www.tophotelprojects.com), the worldwide leading provider of global b2b hotel data. Marriott and Hyatt are each investing in three large properties.

Makkah Marriott Hotel – Opening is scheduled for August 2014

Makkah Marriott Hotel – Opening is scheduled for August 2014

With more than 61,000 existing hotel rooms, Mecca is by far the largest hotel market in Saudi Arabia. For comparison: the kingdom’s capital Riyadh offers only approximately 10,000 hotel rooms and Medina just 7,800 rooms. Hotel market professionals expect an increase of 13,000 hotel rooms (+18%) in Mecca within the next three years. The haj destination, which every Muslim should visit once in his lifetime, has experienced a major hotel construction boom over the last ten years: the number of top hotels increased by 172%.

Every year approximately 22 million pilgrims and other visitors travel to Mecca (statistics from 2010) and generate a tourism-revenue of round about eight billions US dollar. On average every single guest stays 5.1 nights. The overnight stay market increases every year by 10%, the daily hotel rate increased by 11.8% and the “Revpar (revenue per available room) by 23.8%.

Adding three new top hotels Marriott International will increase its hotel portfolio in Mecca to eleven properties in total. In August 2014 the Makkah Marriott Hotel (540 rooms) will open its doors. Also a JW Marriott Makkah (636 rooms) and a Courtyard by Marriott (432 rooms) will welcome new guests within the next year. Development partner is Jabal Omar Development.

Just like Marriott does, Hyatt Hotels also cooperate with Jabal Omar Development preparing the opening of a Hyatt Regency (627 rooms), a Hyatt Place (200 rooms) as well as a hotel running under the Hyatt Summerfield Suites brand (200 rooms) during the following year.

Anjum Makkah Hotel – opening of the top hotel with 1,795 rooms should take place in July 2013

Anjum Makkah Hotel – opening of the top hotel with 1,795 rooms should take place in July 2013

The latest and currently most attractive hospitality hot spot in Mecca will be the 1,795 rooms Anjum Hotel. The opening is scheduled for July. The luxury hotel is just one part of the “Jabal Al Ka’aba” project run by Abdul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investment Company’s (Aljraic), one of the leading Saudi Real Estate development companies. In total Aljreic will open several new hotels with 8,500 rooms in Saudi Arabia during the next five years investing round about 2,6 billion US Dollar.