The hospitality group is increasing its footprint throughout Saudi Arabia with the signing of this Sofitel branded property.
This milestone settlement marks the primary luxurious improvement for Accor in Saudi Arabia’s Holy Metropolis of Madinah.
Bringing Sofitel to Madinah
An present property is now set to be renovated and rebranded as a Sofitel lodge with plans to proceed working underneath white label till being relaunched as the brand new Sofitel property in 2023.
On completion, the rebranded property will mirror the Sofitel model id by its method to fashionable luxurious and French savoir-faire.
Accor is creating the property in partnership with Waqf Sheikh Abdul Bari al-Shawi, represented by the principal of Sheikh Hamza al-Shawi, with the location’s possession a part of a joint charitable entity.
“The settlement reinforces and advances the humanitarian message the Waqf stands for. We couldn’t consider a greater group to collaborate with than Accor and sit up for a profitable partnership within the coming years,” mentioned Sheikh Hamza al-Shawi, precept and consultant of the Waqf.
Making a luxurious expertise
The lodge is situated within the centre of Madinah. This location locations company near the northern entrance of the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi.
This Sofitel property will home 469 rooms and suites together with what guarantees to be probably the most luxurious suite in Madinah. Services will embrace three eating shops, an govt lounge, health centre and two assembly rooms.
“The lodge is one other welcome boost to our luxurious portfolio within the Kingdom and the area general”, says Mark Willis, CEO of Accor India, Center East, Africa & Turkey.
“The brand new Sofitel Madinah is ready to grow to be the last word selection for travellers, together with these partaking within the annual Islamic pilgrimage, which might be in search of unparalleled luxurious hospitality whereas being strategically situated, minutes away from key Holy landmarks.”
Accor at present has 40 accommodations in operation throughout Saudi Arabia, with one other 42 properties within the pipeline.