Kempinski Hotels has shed light on plans for Kempinski Hotel Makkah, which is scheduled to open its doors for business in Saudi Arabia in 2023.
This news follows an agreement between the high-end hospitality expert and Umm Al Qura for Development and Construction Company (UAQ).
The luxurious Kempinski Hotel Makkah will be the flagship edifice within the new boulevard at King Abdul Aziz Road (KAAR) mega project. As well as 380 capacious rooms and suites, the hotel will comprise an all-day dining restaurant and a speciality restaurant serving Levantine cuisine; a coffee lounge at the sky lobby; an impressive ballroom and spacious conference rooms; plus much more.
The hotel is located within the KAAR urban lifestyle hub, which has been conceptualised to serve as a luxuriant gateway particularly for pilgrims, with state-of-the-art transit and development options. The hub will comprise a variety of high-end hospitality options, commercial centres and restaurants, as well as business and residential areas.
Ideal for pilgrims, Kempinski Hotel Makkah will stand within arm’s reach of the Holy Haram mosque. The hotel will also be linked to the luxurious mall at KAAR.
CEO, Kempinski Hotels and chairman, Kempinski Management Board, Martin R. Smura commented: “With our newly signed hotel project in Makkah, we will be present in the most important destination within Saudia Arabia and the world’s holiest city of Islam. We are proud that, together with Umm Al Qura for Development & Construction, a locally very well-established and highly respected real estate company, we will play a major role in shaping the all-new KAAR boulevard, which links our new project in Makkah with our previously signed property in Al Madina. A presence in the two cities will allow us to boost exponentially the performance of both hotels while merging very well with the country’s famous vision for 2030.”
Both Kempinski and UAQ leadership have agreed to explore ways to integrate sustainable and green building requirements to assure that the hotel is in line with global standards of sustainability.