Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA is committed to bolstering its presence in Saudi Arabia and aims to operate 25 hotels in the country by the year 2025.
The hospitality expert operates nine hotels across Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah and Hail at this point in time, and has seven hotels under development in Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, Jizan and Tabouk. It is targeting strategic locations in every region across the country as it maps out its blueprint for growth over the next five years.
CEO, Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, Kevork Deldelian explained: “Most hotel chains target the primary cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah and Makkah for expansion, but having operated in Saudi Arabia for five years, we have identified opportunities beyond these markets, in line with Vision 2030 and the phenomenal growth of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry.”
Deldelian continued: “The recent introduction of tourist visas has sparked huge interest from travellers keen to explore this fascinating destination and we are committed to play a key role in meeting this demand by providing supply in high-growth potential locations that include secondary cities and new tourism hotspots.”
With Saudisation of fundamental importance to its talent acquisition and development plans, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA is also expanding its TooMooH programme, which works to train and develop Saudi Nationals to become hospitality leaders. This is complemented by a robust Human Resources strategy, with the company aiming to double its current number of employees in Saudi Arabia to fulfil its development ambitions in the country over the coming five years.