Emaar Hospitality, in collaboration with Jabal Omar Development, is going to operate a new Address Hotels + Resorts project which will be located in the proximity of Grand Mosque in Mecca.
With the built up area about 2 million sq. m., Jabal Omar Address Makkah property will have enough space to include four and five-star hotels. As of now, Hilton and Marriott Hotels are built for the first phase of the project. There is a plan to build a total of 1,490 hotel rooms out of which some of the rooms will be available for freehold purchase.
The site has been developed over four phases and as Makkah Region Development Authority granted permission to increase the size of the project by 42 per cent, it is believed to go into fifth, sixth and seventh phases. Overall, the project is slated to open in 2019.
The Jabal Omar Address Makkah project is called to be the first Address Hotels and Resorts site in Saudi Arabia. Previously, Emaar has developed 316 serviced apartments near Makkah Clock Tower development. The project was completed in 2013 and operated by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
“By choosing a brand that has its roots in the region, we are confident of delivering a hospitality choice that will support the goals of Saudi Vision 2030 to promote religious and cultural experiences,” says Yasser Faisal Al Sharif, Chief Executive, Jabal Omar Development.