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Marriott launching eight new luxury hotels in Madinah

Article-Marriott launching eight new luxury hotels in Madinah

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In partnership with the Saudi PIF’s Rua Al Madinah Holding Group, Marriott are capitalising on the rising demand for luxury hospitality in Madinah

Marriott International will open eight new hotels in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. This comes as part of an agreed partnership with Rua Al Madinah Holding Group. The agreement will result in the addition of 4,400 new rooms across eight Marriott brands. These brands include The Ritz-Carlton, JW Marriott, and Courtyard by Marriott. Rua Al Madinah will manage the development of the projects. But the company also has other real estate projects in the city too. The project is part of the Public Investment Fund's attempts to realise Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030. It also seeks to further strengthen Saudi Arabia's hospitality industry.

The Rua Al Madinah Project aims at improving the service and travel experience for tourists to Madinah. This is due to the project being near the major mosque, Al Masjid An Nabawi.


 Satya Anand, President of Marriott International for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, highlighted a strong demand for high-quality hotels in Madinah. So, the partnership caters towards this demand by supporting the diversification of Madinah's hospitality industry. This multi-deal agreement further expands Marriott International's footprint in Saudi Arabia. The company expects significant development momentum due to the Kingdom's tourism sector ambition. For example, since the introduction of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 in 2016, Saudi Arabia has seen financing of more than $1.1. trillion in real estate and infrastructure developments.

Engineer Ahmed Al Juhani, CEO of Rua Al Madinah, said the partnership will help the project get closer to its goal of improving Madinah city's Hajj and Umrah services. Eight new hotels will open because of this agreement. These hotels will provide thousands of rooms for locals and tourists from across the globe coming to Madinah.

Below are extra details about the eight new hotels coming to Madinah:


Ritz-Carlton, Rua Al Madinah

  • 151 luxury rooms and suites.
  • Various dining options, and a 500-square-meter ballroom
  • A spacious fitness centre, and Ritz Kids area.

JW Marriott Rua Al Madinah

  • 252 well-equipped rooms and suites.
  • Different cuisine concepts, a fitness centre, and conference facilities.

The Madinah Marriott Hotel Rua Al Madinah

  • 450 large guest rooms and suites
  • eating, leisure, and conference facilities.

Le Méridien Rua Al Madinah

  • 533 modern guest rooms and suites.
  • Three dining concepts, recreation facilities, and a fitness centre.
  • A kids club, and meeting facilities.

Westin Rua Al Madinah

  • 361 rooms and suites.
  • Three dining concepts, a fitness centre, a kids club, and meeting facilities.

The Four Points by Sheraton Rua Al Madinah

  • 777 modern rooms and apartments.
  • Two all-day dining concepts, large conference spaces, and a fitness centre.

The Aloft Rua Al Madinah and Courtyard by Marriott Rua Al Madinah

  • A total of 1,810 rooms and suites.
  • 1,100 square metres of conference space
  • A variety of eating and leisure options.


The Rua Al Madinah Project will cover 1.5 million square metres. This includes 47,000 extra rooms, by 2030, with open spaces accounting for 63% of the masterplan. Integrated transport systems like bus stations and underground parking are also included. These projects in Madinah are part of Marriott International's commitment to expanding the Saudi tourism sector. Marriott International now has 36 locations and over 10,000 rooms across 11 brands in Saudi Arabia.


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