Ramada Makkah Opens in Saudi Arabia

JEDDAH - Ramada Worldwide has opened its largest hotel, a 998-room property in the holy city of Makkah. The 29-story Ramada Makkah is located less than a quarter of a mile from the Holy Haram.

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Published: Fri 17 Oct 2008, 12:16 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:19 PM

In addition to being located within walking distance of many of the city’s holy sites, the property offers private underground parking, four restaurants and meeting space for up to 250 guests. Each room features high-speed Internet access, free local and long distance telephone calls, a 26-inch plasma television and an in-room safe.

The hotel, owned by Riyada International Hotels and Resorts and managed by Al Massa Hotels Company, is the Ramada brand’s second property in Makkah and its 11th in Saudi Arabia.

“With the opening of this property, Wyndham Hotel Group builds upon an already strong relationship with Riyada International Hotels and Resorts as well as Al Massa Hotels,” Sean Worker, Wyndham Hotel Group senior vice-president and managing director, international operations, said in the announcement on Monday, which was made available to Khaleej Times here on Tuesday.

Riyada International Hotels and Resorts Company, developer and master licencee of Ramada hotels in Saudi Arabia, offers a wide range of hotel management and licence services and specialises in the areas of hotel development and operations.

The company currently operates 10 properties in eight major cities throughout Saudi Arabia.

Al Massa Hotels Company owns, operates and has equity interests in more than 20 hotels throughout the kingdom, with a focus in the holy city of Makkah. In addition to operating five hotels under the Ramada brand name, the company also operates hotels under its own brand name of Al Massa.

Ramada Worldwide, a member of the Wyndham Hotel Group family of lodging brands, is a chain of hotels featuring complimentary breakfast, high-speed Internet access, spa-inspired amenities and daily newspaper.

As of June 30, 2008 the brand had over 860 properties and 107,200 rooms. Select properties offer complimentary meeting rooms; banquet facilities; copy and fax services; swimming pools; and fitness centers.

Ramada hotels are independently owned and operated under franchise agreements with Ramada Worldwide, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation.

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