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Jabal Omar Development Company Adds DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton to It’s Exciting and Existing Portfolio
Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah will become the 6th hotel to open within Jabal Omar Destination
MAKKAH, Jan 2020: Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC), the leading real estate development company in the Middle East, has announced that the official opening of Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah will be taking place soon. It will be the latest hotel in Jabal Omar Destination in Makkah.
The new hotel, which features a stunning view of the Grand Mosque, includes 676 rooms and suites designed to provide the highest standards of comfort.
“The opening of Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah is an important step towards finalizing the journey of Jabal Omar Destination in the most sacred land in the world, which is witnessing an increase in the number of pilgrims year after year,” said JODC CEO, Mr. Khalid Al Amoudi
“This latest opening further enables us to contribute to realizing the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which aims to increase the capacity of pilgrims up to 30 million by 2030. Our company seeks to accommodate a third of that number,” he added
“We are confident that the new hotel will offer exceptional hospitality services, especially as it holds the name of a leading hotel group with extensive global presence as well as expertise in managing hotel projects,” said Al Amoudi. “We look forward to offering a superior hospitality experience to our guests, who will enjoy the best services in accordance with the highest international standards during their stay in Makkah.”
Al Amoudi pointed out that JODC has accomplished great milestones in developing Jabal Omar Destination, which has become a major landmark in the vicinity of the Grand Mosque due to its distinctive view overlooking the mosque, as well as its unique design and special services that are in keeping with the sanctity of the area. He also stated that Jabal Omar Destination will help support the tourism sector in the Kingdom by adding 12,000 – 13,000 rooms and suites upon completion.
Adding his comments, Magdy Metwally, Cluster General Manager, Jabal Omar Hilton Makkah Hotels, said: “Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah will be the fourth Hilton property at Jabal Omar Destination, in addition to Jabal Omar Conrad Makkah, Hilton Suites Makkah, and Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel. The new hotel will strongly support JODC’s vision to contribute to realizing the Kingdom’s aim to increase the capacity of pilgrims.”
The hotel features 448 rooms distinguished by their modern design and Wi-Fi service. Guests can listen to the call to prayer through the central sound system directly linked to the Grand Mosque. The hotel also has 228 modern suites with a separate living room and a large workspace.
Guests and visitors of the new hotel can also enjoy aromatic coffee, fresh tea, sweet pastries and delicious snacks in the comfortable lounge at the hotel’s entrance, or they can go to ZAFARAN Restaurant to try the mouthwatering international dishes while looking out on a direct view of Makkah.
Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and services that ensure today’s busy travelers have what they need to be productive on the road, as well as being a perfect place to spend quality time with their families. The world class facilities include the gym, which helps guests maintain their fitness. Also, they can conduct their business easily and efficiently thanks to its high-speed Internet access, fast postal services, and broad array of on-site services.
Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah is considered an ideal venue for corporate events and banquets as it offers services catering for all needs. The hotel has two meeting rooms, each of which accommodates 16 persons, and the conference hall which is equipped with a Wi-Fi network and integrated audio and video equipment.
Jabal Omar DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Makkah also offers guests great opportunities to enjoy their leisure time as they can visit Makkah’s important landmarks, such as the Makkah Museum, the Zamzam Well, and Jabal Al-Nour, which includes Ghar Hira. In addition, they can enjoy shopping at the multitude of centers available in Jabal Omar Destination, such as Souk Al Khalil, where they can spend the afternoon browsing through shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.
About Jabal Omar:
Jabal Omar Development Company is one of the largest real estate developers in the Middle East and one of the largest listed companies in the Saudi stock market (Tadawul). The Jabal Omar project is one of the most important mixed-use real estate developments, located within walking distance of the Holy Mosque, in Makkah.
As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia continuously seeks to increase the capacity of Makkah for pilgrims, Jabal Omar Development Company is proud to contribute to this by developing the areas overlooking the Holy Mosque, to give visitors and residents of Makkah a unique living and spiritual experience.
The total area of the project in Jabal Omar in Makkah is 230,000 square meters. The project includes 40 hotel towers and is a mixed use development with retail markets, apartments, luxury hotels and residencies. Hotels currently under operation include Jabal Omar Conrad Hotel, Jabal Omar Hyatt Regency Hotel, Jabal Omar Marriott Hotel, Jabal Omar Hilton Suites Hotel and Jabal Omar Hilton Hotel, which has the largest conference room in Makkah.