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Thu, 23 March 2023

Marriott Signs Eight Hotels in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

(23/03/23)  Marriott has signed an agreement with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to open eight hotels in the Holy City of Madinah in Saudi Arabia.

Located in close proximity to the Prophets Mosque, Al Masjid An Nabawi, the planned properties will be part of the Rua Al Madinah Project which aims to elevate the service and travel experience for visitors of Madinah.

The hotels will feature approximately 4,400 rooms across eight of the companys brands: Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott, Westin, Le Mridien, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft and Courtyard by Marriott.

Marriotts current portfolio in Saudi Arabia encompasses 36 properties and more than 10,000 rooms across 11 of its brands.

Rua Al Madinah Project. Click to enlarge.
Rua Al Madinah Project

The agreement with one of the worlds leading hospitality operators brings the Rua Al Madinah project a step closer to realising its ambitions to further enrich Madinah citys Hajj and Umrah services, said Eng. Ahmed Al Juhani, CEO of Rua Al Madinah. This collaboration will culminate in the launch of eight new hotels and nearly 4.400 rooms that will serve both residents as well as visitors from around the world looking to visit Madinah.

The eight planned properties include The Ritz-Carlton, Rua Al Madinah which is slated to offer 151 rooms and suites, multiple dining concepts, a 500-sqm ballroom, fitness centre and Ritz Kids space.

JW Marriott Rua Al Madinah will feature 252 guestrooms and suites along with multiple dining concepts, a fitness centre and meeting room facilities.

Plans for Madinah Marriott Hotel Rua Al Madinah include 450 rooms and suites in addition to dining, recreation, and meeting facilities.

Le Mridien Rua Al Madinah is expected to offer 533 rooms and suites, three dining concepts alongside a variety of recreation and meeting facilities.

The Westin Rua Al Madinah will most likely comprise of 361 rooms and suites, three dining outlets, a fitness centre, kids club and meeting facilities.

The Four Points by Sheraton Rua Al Madinah will offer 777 rooms and apartments, two all-day dining concepts, meeting facilities and a fitness centre.

Both the Aloft Rua Al Madinah and Courtyard by Marriott Rua Al Madinah are expected to offer a combined total of 1,810 rooms and suites, 1,100 sqm of meeting space and multiple dining and recreation facilities.

There is a strong demand for high-quality hotel accommodation in Madinah and we are delighted to work with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to support the enhancement and diversification of the citys hospitality landscape, said Satya Anand, President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International. This multi-deal agreement also strengthens our footprint in Saudi Arabia where we continue to see strong growth momentum in line with the Kingdoms vision for its tourism sector.

Rua Al Madinah is responsible for the development of a number of real estate projects in the Holy City of Madinah as one of the key initiatives of the Public Investment Fund to achieve Saudi Arabias Vision 2030.

The Rua Al Madinah Project is expected to cover 1.5 million square meters and include 47,000 new rooms by 2030.

Approximately 63% of the projects master plan will consist of open spaces, while integrated transportation solutions such as bus stops and underground parking are anticipated to facilitate easy access to the Prophets Mosque and support residential and commercial activity within the master development.

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