27 JANUARY 2020
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A landmark deal to open the world’s largest Fairfield by Marriott Hotel in the growing religious destination of Makkah, Saudi Arabia, was signed last week between Marriott International and hospitality company Nahdet Al-Mashaer.
Building work on the property, which will have 2,600 suites and will be the Fairfield brand’s first in the Middle East and Africa, has already begun, with a completion date in 2023.
Chief development officer, Middle East and Africa Jerome Briet said: “We are thrilled to be working with Nahdet Al-Mashaer to create a distinctive Fairfield by Marriott to serve the Holy City of Makkah.”
The hotel will occupy five towers in the Al Naseem district close to the Grand Mosque. Suites will have separate areas for working and sleeping and amenities will include free hot breakfast and coffee, a fitness centre and a lobby market open 24/7.
The property’s public spaces and lounge areas are expected to feature the Fairfield brand’s “Modern Calm” aesthetic, which embraces open layouts, multi-functional space and natural light.
The Fairfield by Marriott brand currently has more than 1,000 open hotels in the US, as well as Latin America, Mexico and Asia.
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