Hyatt is to open three new hotels in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia by the end of 2014.
Hyatt Regency Mecca is scheduled to open in to open in 2013 and will offer; 628 guestrooms, in addition to meeting facilities, several dining venues, a Regency Club lounge, a spa and fitness center, and 24-hour in room dining.
Hyatt Place Mecca will open in 2014 and will offer; 200 guestrooms, meeting facilities, several food and beverage outlets, men’s and women’s fitness centers, and a prayer room.
Hyatt Summerfield Suites Mecca will open in 2014 and will offer; 200 guestrooms, meeting facilities, several food and beverage outlets, men’s and women’s fitness centers, and a prayer room.
The hotels will be located in close proximity to several religious sites, including the holiest shrine of Islam – Al-Masjid Al-Haram or the Sacred Mosque, Mount Arafat, Muzdalifah, and Mina. Pilgrims visit these sites each year for Hajj, the largest pilgrimage in the world, and during the month of Ramadan.
Peter Fulton, managing director, Hyatt International, Southwest Asia said of the plans:
“We are thrilled to be involved in the introduction of the Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites brands to The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These hotels will join Park Hyatt Jeddah – Marina, Club and Spa, and serve as a testament to the global appeal of the Hyatt brand, and the well established reputation Hyatt has as a preferred management company.”
The developments are to take place under an agreement between a Hyatt affiliate and the Jabal Omar Development Company and involve over 2 million square metres of mixed-use property.