Accor Hotels signs management agreement for new Madinah hotel in Saudi Arabia

Posted on 2nd July 2014

Accor Hotel Services Middle East and Munshaat for Projects & Contracting Co. have signed a management agreement for a new upscale Pullman hotel in a prime location in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

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To be known as the ZamZam Pullman Madinah, the five-star hotel will consist of two towers, with a total of 834 rooms and suites. “We are proud to sign another Pullman hotel with Munshaat, following the successful ZamZam Pullman in Makkah, which was rebranded in 2012,” said Christophe Landais, chief operating officer for Accor HotelServices Middle East.

“The Kingdom is and has been an important market for Accor for nearly 30 years, offering strong growth opportunities given the huge increase in religious tourism, especially in the cities of Makkah and Madinah, which welcomes millions of pilgrims each year,” he added.

The ZamZam Pullman Madinah is located 150 meters away from the Holy Mosque. The owner of the ZamZam Pullman Madinah is Munshaat for Projects & Contracting Co., a Saudi company, fully owned by Munshaat Real Estate Projects Company, which develops and manages local and international real estate projects.

In Tower A, guests will be able to choose between a standard room (321 keys) or three different types of suites (70, 80 and 138 keys respectively).

Tower B houses 200 standard rooms and 25 suites. Guests can choose to dine in an open-all-day restaurant, rooftop restaurant or café lounge. The hotel also has a terrace and a 150m2 meeting room.

“The ZamZam Pullman marks our fifth Pullman hotel, and third in Saudi Arabia, bringing our total number of Pullman rooms to 2,832, and further demonstrating our commitment to meeting demand for upscale hotels in the Kingdom. "We have another two Pullmans under development in the Middle East, which will bring an additional 822 rooms,” concluded Landais.

Construction of the ZamZam Pullman is at advanced stage and is scheduled to be opened by September 2014, in time for the Hajj season, the Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah. Accor operates 16 hotels in the Kingdom, covering a broad range of segments, with brands including Novotel, Mercure, ibis, Sofitel and Adagio.

Fourteen hotels are under development in Saudi Arabia, which will add nearly 2,700 keys across all segments and double the number of properties Accor operates in the country to 28, representing more than 6,500 keys.

Accor Middle East currently operates 64 hotels with more than 15,580 rooms in the region and has 31 hotels under development, bringing the number of properties to 95, thus closing in on its target to operate 100 hotels in the region within three years.

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