Hilton Suites Makkah First Tower Opens
Monday March 3rd, 2014 - 11:56AM ACBP
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MAKKAH, SAUDI ARABIA—Hilton Worldwide opened Hilton Suites Makkah First Tower, a 480-room luxury hotel here split into two towers overlooking the Kaaba and Holy Haram.
Rob Palleschi, global head, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, stated, "Overlooking the Grand Holy Masjid in the centre of Makkah, the Jabal Omar development—one of the largest hotel developments in the world—meets the growing demand for a wider variety of accommodations from the rising number of travellers visiting Saudi Arabia every year. We look forward to welcoming visitors to this important region to our fifth hotel in the country, and to offering guests the world-class service and amenities for which the Hilton brand is known."
Just 100 kilometers from Jeddah International Airport, many of the city's holy sites and popular Makkah attractions are a short distance from the hotel.
Hilton Suites Makkah features a range of amenities designed for both the business and religious guest. Guestrooms are designed to convey a sense of balance, space, luxury, comfort and symmetry, featuring a color scheme based on the five times of prayers throughout the day—sunrise, noon, late afternoon, sunset and nighttime.
Rudi Jagersbacher, president, Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa stated, "Saudi Arabia has seen a steady increasing number of religious and business travellers over the past years. As the world's largest pilgrimage site, Makkah attracts millions of people from every corner of the world during the annual Hajj and the seasonal Umrah pilgrimage. Hilton Worldwide entered the holy city 19 years ago with its maiden property Makkah Hilton & Towers, the first international hotel to open in Makkah. The opening of Hilton Suites Makkah complements the existing hotel and supports the growing pace of visitors going to Makkah."
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