Marriott International to expand Saudi footprint

Marriott International to expand Saudi footprint

The hospitality group will open eight hotels in Madinah

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), to open eight hotels in Madinah.

Located close to the Prophet’s Mosque, Al Masjid An Nabawi, the planned properties will be part of the Rua Al Madinah Project and will feature 4,400 rooms across eight of the company’s brands, including The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, Marriott Hotels, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton, Aloft Hotels and Courtyard by Marriott.

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Commenting on the news, Marriott International President, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Satya Anand said: “There is a strong demand for high-quality hotel accommodation in Madinah and we are delighted to work with Rua Al Madinah Holding Company to support the enhancement and diversification of the city’s hospitality landscape.

“This multi-deal agreement also strengthens our footprint in Saudi Arabia where we continue to see strong growth momentum in line with the Kingdom’s vision for its tourism sector.”

The openings in Madinah are part of Marriott International’s commitment to the growth of the tourism sector in Saudi Arabia where the company’s current portfolio encompasses 36 properties and more than 10,000 rooms across 11 of its brands.

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