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1,743-room Anjum hotel opens in Makkah.

Adbul Latif Jameel Real Estate Investments Company (ALJREIC), a leading developer in Saudi Arabia, said it has opened the largest hotel in the kingdom's Makkah region.

The hotel was inaugurated in the presence of Prince Sultan Bin Salman, head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), and Makkah Governor Prince Mishaal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.

With 1,743 rooms and suites and four restaurants large enough to host 3,500 guests, Anjum is now the largest hotel in the Middle East, claimed Sheikh Yousef Abdullatif Jameel, the chairman of ALJREIC.

Sheikh Yousef pointed out that the hotel launch was only the first stage of developing the Kaaba Mountain region.

"Over the next seven years, we seek to add an additional 7,000 rooms to the hotel. This will be done during the second and third phases of the Jabal Al Kaaba project," he noted.

The hotel was completed within the first phase of development projects in the Kaaba Mountain region, he added.

Sheikh Yousef lauded the Saudi Arabian leadership for continuously pumping billions of riyals into infrastructure-related development projects for Makkah and Madinah.

"These projects could boost tourism and hospitality sectors across the Kingdom, especially considering that Saudi Arabia plans to receive more than 13 million Muslims to perform Hajj and Umrah by 2019," he stated.

Ahmed Sabry, the general manager of Anjum Hotel Makkah, said: "It will contribute in providing new job opportunities within the hospitality industry. We offer training programs for the employees of the hotel, and this will be a significant contribution to the number of Saudi nationals working in this sector."

About 40 per cent of our employees are young Saudis who live in Makkah, he pointed out.

According to Sabry, the interior design of the hotel reflects the noble heritage of the Hijazi Saudi traditions and meets the highest levels of luxurious and international standards.

"The hotel is strategically located footsteps away from the Kaaba, with a private tunnel exit constructed and linked directly to the King Abdullah Gate-which allows visitors to easily reach the Ancient House," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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