Saudi Arabia will get 84 new hotels in 2018

 Monday, March 5, 2018 


saudi arabiaThe hotel business is now at the top most position in Saudi Arabia with the infrastructural development to open 84 hotels comprising of 27,281 rooms throughout the kingdom this year.



The places like Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Al Khobar remain the busiest areas for hotel construction across the country.



Each of these Middle East cities rank highly in the top ten most active cities for hospitality development, sitting third, fourth, sixth and tenth respectively.



According to the report, the notable hotel openings set for the kingdom in 2018 include Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences; Copthorne Hotel Makkah, Jabel Omar; Swiss-Belhotel Al Aziziya Makkah; Millennium Hotel Jeddah; and Hilton Garden Inn Al Khobar. Hilton is identified as the brand with the most hotel developments currently underway throughout the country.



Kamel Ajami, Vice President of Operations, Saudi Arabia & Levant, Hilton said that Saudi Arabia is one of the most important markets in this region, with new legislation and government reforms making the Kingdom more accessible than ever. It represents our largest development pipeline in the Middle East. Hilton has 30 hotels currently under development in around 12 different cities and our development team is always on the lookout for new opportunities.



In 2018 Hilton expects to see three new hotels open in Saudi Arabia, adding over 1,500 rooms to the company’s footprint across the country.



Swiss-Belhotel International will also open three new hotels in the kingdom in 2018 – two in Riyadh and another debut property in the Holy City of Makkah, scheduled for later this year.



The tourism sector of Saudi Arabia has been earmarked by the government as a key driver for growth in the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 economic diversification strategy, with major initiatives to stimulate the travel and tourism industry.



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