Rezidor Group to open 3 hotels in Saudi Arabia

DUBAI — The Rezidor Hotel Group will build its mid-market brand, Park Inn in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia by the first-quarter of 2009 to accommodate religious tourists as well as the corporate sector.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Mon 16 Jul 2007, 9:09 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 10:20 PM

"Religious tourism will be our main focus but we are also targeting the growing corporate sector," said Jean-Marc Busato, area vice-president, Rezidor Hotel Group, adding that over two million Hajj pilgrims visited the holy city during the peak season last year.

To be called Al Diyafa Park Inn Makkah and located at the Al Zahir area some three kilometres from Haram, the mosque of the prophet, the hotel will be Rezidor's third property in Saudi Arabia.

Park Inn Al Khobar, the company's first Middle East property, will open in the eastern part of Saudi Arabia by end-2007. The second property will open in Olaya, Riyadh.

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