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The World's Largest Hotel To Open In Makkah, Here Are 9 Facts About It

The World's Largest Hotel To Open In Makkah, Here Are 9 Facts About It
By Mohammed Mirza

Construction projects in Makkah seem to always be going on. One immense project following the other, after all the number of annual pilgrims to the Holy City continue to grow on a yearly basis.


Now to meet the growing demand, Makkah will now host the world’s largest hotel which will be called ‘Abraj Kudai’ and here are 9 facts about it.

1. For a project of massive proportions, it will be completed in record time.

With completion set for 2017.

The World's Largest Hotel To Open In Makkah, Here Are 9 Facts About It
Photo Credit: skyscrapercity.com

2. Spanning an area of 1.4 million meter square, the hotel will house 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants, a shopping mall, prayer halls, and a convention center.

Spread across 12 towers.

The World's Largest Hotel To Open In Makkah, Here Are 9 Facts About It
Photo Credit: constructionweekonline.com

3. The central tower will have a gargantuan dome.

Expected to be one of the largest in the world.

Photo Credit: constructionweekonline.com
Photo Credit: constructionweekonline.com

4. The project is expected to cost a staggering $3.5 billion.

Photo Credit: skyscrapercity.com
Photo Credit: skyscrapercity.com

5. It will be just around a mile from Masjid Al Haram.

In the Manafia area of Makkah.

Photo Credit: skyscrapercity.com
Photo Credit: skyscrapercity.com

6. Of the 12 towers, 10 towers will have four star luxury.

And the remaining 2 will be five star.

Photo Credit: dar.dargroup.com
Photo Credit: dar.dargroup.com

7. The four star towers will be 30 stories high.

And the five star ones, will be 45 stories high.

Photo Credit: zpravy.tiscali.cz
Photo Credit: zpravy.tiscali.cz

8. London based Areen Hospitality has been chosen to decorate the vast interior.

In the past, Areen Hospitality has decorated the interior spaces of the Raffles Palace in Makkah.

Photo Credit: zpravy.tiscali.cz
Photo Credit: zpravy.tiscali.cz

9. Designed by Dar Al Handasah, the architecture of the hotel is said to create an iconic landmark.

Carrying a semi-futuristic and sand-colored look, it looks almost like a desert version of a 1930s Manhattan high-rise.

The World's Largest Hotel To Open In Makkah, Here Are 9 Facts About It
Photo Credit: dar.dargroup.com

 

 


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