Bougary Holding sign 1,200-room Crowne Plaza, to open in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Main Photo: The City of Makkah

Date: February 2019

Location: Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Name: Crowne Plaza Makka Beban – opening 2019

No. of Keys: 1,200

Owner: InterContinental Hotel Group and Bougary Holding have signed for a 1,200-room Crowne Plaza, scheduled to open in Makkah, Saudi Arabia in 2019.

Jeddah-based Bougary Holding Co develops, manages, and maintains properties including residential, commercial, clinical, and marketing complexes.

Located in close proximity to the Holy Mosque, the hotel will join the existing InterContinental and Holiday Inn in the city, totalling three properties there.

Crowne Plaza Makkah Beban will also offer two restaurants and a coffee shop, a business center, and three meeting rooms (3,323 sqm in total) that can be used as an event space.

IHG Managing Director India, Middle East & Africa Pascal Gauvin said in a statement: “Saudi Arabia offers great opportunities both in terms of domestic and inbound tourism and is central to our expansion strategy in the Middle East.”

He added: “This is a milestone signing for us in the Middle East and is testament to our commitment to the market.”

Bougary Holding Co. CEO Loay Bougary said: “We are proud to partner with a strong global player such as IHG on this milestone development. IHG is a trusted brand with in-depth knowledge of the Kingdom and Crowne Plaza Makkah Beban will bring a full range of amenities to pilgrims and other travellers looking for a high-quality hospitality experience.”

This is not the first hotel in the area to have billed itself as the world’s largest.

In fact, this new property follows other operators that also have “world’s largest” properties in Makkah – with Marriott opening the world’s largest Sheraton at 1,136 rooms and Radisson Hospitality signing the world’s largest Radisson Blu and Park Inn by Radisson.

Price: Undisclosed

THPT Comment: With 15m upwards attending the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, or Makkah as they spell it, you can never have enough hotel rooms!

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