Saudi Arabia to build world's largest hotel in Mecca

It is scheduled to open its doors in 2017. The estimated cost of the mammoth project is $3.5 billion.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 25, 2015 17:12
The Abraj Kudai hotel and residential complex planned for Mecca

The Abraj Kudai hotel and residential complex planned for Mecca. (photo credit: DAR AL-HANDASAH)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Saudi Arabia plans on building the world’s largest hotel by room count in the world in Islam’s holiest city, Mecca.

The new complex is aimed at accommodating the large crowds of Muslim pilgrims who descend on Mecca to visit the holy sites.

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


According to the architectural design firm Dar Al-Handasah, the new 1.4 million-square-meter hotel is slated to boast 12 towers containing 10,000 rooms and 70 restaurants. It will also offer helipads on its rooftops as well as a large convention center.

It is scheduled to open its doors in 2017.

The estimated cost of the mammoth project is $3.5 billion.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jerusalem Post News
September 20, 2018
This week in 60 seconds

By JPOST.COM STAFF