Makkah to see Seven tower hotel by 2015

Published on : Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Makkah in Saudi Arabia welcomes a seven tower hotel complex undertaken by Wijaya Karya (Wika), the Indonesian government controlled construction company. The company is estimated to incur $1.1bn expense for it as reported.  The proposed place for the hotel is near the Grand Mosque of the city. Each of the towers that is to be erected costs SR588m ($157m) providing an accommodation of 1000 rooms.

Wika corporate secretary Natal Argawan said, “We are currently studying the extent of the project in Saudi Arabia and our operational team already visited the proposed construction site.”

More information came in from Wika operational director Destiawan Soewardjono that they are taking initiatives to search for a Saudi partner constructor for the hotel. Some of the potential companies are contacted for the construction of the hotel. Wika is about to review the local companies having the right potential to undertake the construction.

Makka has recently grown as the hotspot for religious tourism and thus most of the hoteliers are investing here. Most of the international operators are taking special interest in the religious tourism industry here. The religious city is witnessing many new hotels coming up recently.

Three new hotels are on their way to be launched in Makkah. Jabal Omar Development Company has entered in a contract with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as the hotel group is coming up with three new hotels in Makkah.

The new Starwood hotel being a part of Jabal Omar Development project will have 1,496 rooms under the company’s Sheraton, Westin and Four Points by Sheraton brands when the hotels open in 2015.

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