Aiana Hotels & Resorts boosts portfolio with Makkah-based hotel

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Having just revealed the design and architectural elements of the much anticipated Aiana Suites and Residences Doha – an upscale, 180-room hotel scheduled for Q4 of this year –, Doha-based global hotel management company, Aiana Hotels & Resorts has announced plans for a new hotel in Makkah, the KSA.

To be located near the city centre, the hotel will represent the first Aiana property to welcome guests. It will offer pilgrims direct connectivity to the Masjid Al Haram and will grant clear views of the Hajj ritual site (the Jamarat).

Enthusing on this news, chairman, Al Sawari Holding, Sheikh Turki bin Faissal Al Thani said: “I am confident that with launch of our hotels in Makkah and Doha in 2016, guests from around the world will be delighted to experience our unique ‘Hospitality 2.0’ promise that is aimed at offering innovative service in a smart, stimulating environment.”

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Also commenting was joint managing director and CEO, Aiana Hotels & Resorts, Amruda Nair, who said: “We celebrate a defining moment in the Aiana brand journey. The announcement of Aiana Makkah is a key milestone for the brand and it is an honour to bring the Aiana experience to the Holy City. We are looking forward to opening the first Aiana hotel in the Middle East in 2016. We are also delighted to unveil the first look of Aiana Suites and Residences, Doha and are confident that our unique product and service ethos will address the growing demand for value added offering in the upper upscale hospitality segment.”

Following the announcement of the brand new Makkah-based hotel, Aiana Hotels & Resorts has now added seven properties to its fast growing portfolio. Besides the AIANA Suites and Residences, Doha and Aiana Makkah, the company has entered into an agreement with India’s Moonriver Resorts for the Aiana Munnar  in Kerala, which will be an all-suite villa resort spread across 20 acres of land. Aiana Hotles & Resorts has additionally signed an agreement with India’s Ferns Estates & Developers to manage and operate four new resorts in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka.