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Radisson Hotel Group’s newest hotel in Makkah opens doors

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the opening of its newest hotel, Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher Alsharqi. Strategically located in the heart of Thakher City, a mere 2 km from the revered Great Mosque, the hotel promises to set a new standard for contemporary accommodation in Makkah.

Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher Alsharqi is nestled within Thakher City, an ambitious mixed-use development project which includes 97 towers, a mall, and a mosque to cater to the increasing number of Hajj pilgrims and Al Haram visitors. This notable addition to Makkah’s hospitality scene is aligned with Radisson Hotel Group’s plan to expand its footprint in the Holy City and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. The Vision’s forward-thinking strategy is focused on diversifying the country’s economic resources with significant investment in entertainment and other projects to bolster tourism growth. One of the central pillars of this vision is enhancing the experience and facilities for the millions who arrive annually for the Hajj pilgrimage.

Park Inn by Radisson Makkaj Thakher Alshargi features 133 tastefully designed rooms that represent the brand’s dynamic spirit and ensure guests experience a blend of comfort and modernity. Diners can enjoy an all-day dining restaurant and a welcoming lobby café which serves a diverse mix of international and local cuisines. The hotel’s strategic location is ideal for visitors due to its proximity to the Holy Makkah Municipality (300 m) and the King Faisal Hospital (2 km). The hotel also offers free, 24-hour shuttle bus services to the Grand Mosque of Makkah for all hotel guests.

Tim Cordon, COO, MEA and SEAP, Radisson Hotel Group said: “The opening of Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher Alsharqi represents a significant milestone in our expansion strategy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We remain committed to supporting the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 by providing world-class hospitality experiences that meet the needs of both pilgrims and leisure travelers. This new addition reinforces our steadfast dedication to growing our presence in key regional destinations.”

Bassam Khanfar, General Manager, Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher Alsharqi, commented: “We are immensely proud to open Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher Alsharqi. Makkah remains a key destination for religious tourists, and we aim to cater to the evolving needs of pilgrims and leisure travelers. We hope to play an integral role in shaping Makkah’s hospitality future by aligning with the country’s progressive vision.”

The groundbreaking Thakher Makkah project is only 2,2 km from The Grand Mosque in Makkah, known as Al Masjid Al Haram. The Thakher Makkah Project is a comprehensive urban development spanning an expansive area of 320,000 m². It aims to create an all-encompassing ecosystem of residential, commercial, and hospitality spaces with a total investment of $7 billion (26 billion SAR). On completion, the development is set to accommodate over 1.6 million visitors and pilgrims, aligned with Saudi Vision 2030’s goals to host 30 million Umrah pilgrims annually.

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