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Accor to open a Novotel Hotel in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Accor has announced that it is growing its portfolio in Saudi Arabia with Novotel Madinah that it will develop in partnership with Taiba Investments.

Since the launch of the vision 2030 for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2016, Accor has continuously been involved in the development of the hospitality landscape including, but not limited to, the introduction of unique development projects across the Kingdom, now adding a greenfield project with the first Novotel in Madinah.

Novotel Madinah will be in close proximity to the Holy Mosque, and directly on King Faisal Road at its intersection with Amr Bin Al Aas Street, offering guests easy access to every main road of the city. Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport is only 23 minutes away from the hotel while Madinah Train Station is located at 13 minutes from the property.

Eng. Saleh Habdan Al-Habdan, Chief Executive Officer from Taiba Investments Real Estate Company, said:

We are delighted to be partnering with Accor to develop our new hotel in the Holy City of Madinah. We are confident that this new property will benefit greatly the hospitality landscape of the city and Kingdom overall, offering travelers a new and convenient accommodation option.

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The hotel will consist of 394 guest rooms and suites, 3 Food & Beverage outlets as well meeting rooms and retail space.

Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Middle East, Africa & Turkey, said:

This is a great opportunity to introduce the first Novotel property to the Holy City and increase further Novotel’s footprint in the Kingdom. As a key player in the Saudi 2030 vision, we are proud to contribute to the country’s development on the hospitality and tourism front while expanding Accor’s presence as leading hospitality group in the region.

Accor currently operate 34 properties (13,517 keys) in Saudi Arabia with another 25 properties (7,948 keys) in the pipeline.

Meanwhile, Accor recently announced the signing of its sixth resort in the Maldives, SO/ Maldives, Mövenpick Split in Croatia, Fairmont Djibouti and three new hotels in the United Kingdom and the opening of Mercure Rhodes Alexia, Mercure’s debut property in Greece and ibis Styles Kraków Centrum in Poland. The iconic Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles will reopen as a Fairmont Hotel on 27th September 2021.

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