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Makkah Marriott Hotel opens in Saudi Arabia

Makkah Marriott Hotel opens in Saudi Arabia

8 July 2015 Hotel News

Marriott International has opened Makkah Marriott Hotel, the company’s first flagship brand in the holy city. The arabesque themed 426-room property sits on the hill top of Makkah, providing guests with exquisite views of the Holy City and Haram. With the opening of the company’s flagship Marriott Hotels brand in Makkah, Muslim pilgrims will now have a property that easily resonates with their needs of a futuristic, comfortable and convenient place to stay while undertaking one of the most important journeys in their lives.

Rosewood Corniche prepares to celebrate Ramadan

Rosewood Corniche prepares to celebrate Ramadan

2 July 2012 Hotel News

Rosewood Corniche in Jeddah has confirmed it will undergo its biggest make over yet, transporting guests into the quaint realms of ancient Hijaz to create a unique Ramadan experience. For the first time, two of the hotel’s speciality restaurants, Habsburg and Noodles will be lavishly decorated with artefacts of Hijaz, such as beautiful Fanous (lanterns) and traditional handicrafts, to re-create the quintessential charm that will treat Jeddah guests and residents to an entirely new Ramadan experience.

Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabi on swine flu alert

Haj pilgrims to Saudi Arabi on swine flu alert

24 November 2009 Tourism News

Saudi Arabia’s health authorities are on red alert following the death of four pilgrims from swine flu, and fears this year’s Haj season could provide a breeding ground for the virus. The health minister confirmed that 16 others had so far been diagnosed with the virus and four remain in hospital in “critical condition”.