NEW DELHI: The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) announced on Tuesday that it has launched its first Taj property in Saudi Arabia in the city of Makkah. IHCL has partnered with Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Company in the King Abdul Aziz Road (KAAR) project, an urban rejuvenation project in the city of Makkah.
The proposed hotel is situated within walking distance of the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram), the attraction for over 6 million pilgrims who visit the city each year. It will also be in close proximity to commercial offices, retail stores and restaurants within the KAAR project, IHCL said. The hotel, scheduled to open in January 2023, will have approximately 340 keys.
Mohammad Al Ganawi, CEO of Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Company said, “We are delighted to partner with The Indian Hotels Company Limited. We look forward to working with them to bring the iconic Taj brand to the unique development project in Makkah.”