Travel, Tourism & Hospitality
Jabal Omar ropes in Archipelago to manage premium Makkah hotels
Leading Saudi real estate group Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) has signed up Archipelago International, a leading hospitality group in Southeast Asia, for management of two key hotels coming up within its ambitious project in Makkah.
Leading Saudi real estate group Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) has signed up Archipelago International, one of largest privately owned and independent hotel management group in Southeast Asia, for two of its hotel projects in its ambitious Jabal Omar project, located near the Makkah mosque.
A leader in real estate development in Saudi Arabia, JODC said the hotel management agreements are for the 5-star luxury property Jabal Omar The Royal Alana Makkah which boasts 581 rooms and the 5-star Jabal Omar The Alana Makkah with 560 rooms.
The hotels, which are located in Phase 4 of the Jabal Omar project, are currently under construction and are situated adjacent to each other in a prime location overlooking the Makkah mosque.
On the key contract win, Gerard Byrne, Managing Director, Archipelago Overseas, said: "The entire Archipelago team is delighted to sign these agreements and to continue to grow our portfolio of hotels in the kingdom."
"We are fortunate to work with a partner like JODC who understands the value and importance of superior hospitality experiences that are specifically customized to the needs of guests from Southeast Asia and in particular Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. Southeast Asia is one of the fastest growing and strategically important source markets for the Kingdom and its Vision 2030 programme," he noted.
"Our positioning, brand equity and infrastructure in these markets means we can deliver for our partners and add significant value to projects, not only in the holy cities, but throughout the Kingdom and the region," he aadded.
CEO Khaled Al Amoudi said: "JODC is striving throughout its journey of accomplishments to keep up with the ambitious vision of Saudi Arabia 2030 in supporting the hospitality sector and enhancing the spiritual experience of pilgrims, by expanding our partnerships with a group of international hotel brands at the Jabal Omar destination."
"Therefore, Archipelago, a global company with a proven track record in Southeast Asia, has been attracted with the aim of joining the Jabal Omar Royal Alana Hotel and the Jabal Omar Alana Hotel within Jabal Omar's distinguished hotel group," he stated.
"Through this partnership, Jabal Omar and Archipelago are keen to enrich the experience of our guests by providing the highest standards of quality and performance throughout their religious and cultural journey in Makkah and to help them perform their rituals and return home with the most beautiful and unforgettable spiritual memories," he added.-TradeArabia News Service