Accor to Open Three Properties in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Rendering of the Rua Al Madinah Project
  Rendering of the Rua Al Madinah Undertaking


Accor plans to open three properties within the upcoming mission by Rua Al Madinah Holding Firm in Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mission features a 142-key Fairmont lodge and 120 Fairmont branded residences, along with a 466-key Swissôtel and a 328-key Novotel.

The Group is collaborating with Rua Al Madinah Holding Firm, a completely owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Funding Fund (PIF). The corporate undertakes holistic improvement tasks that function trendy city planning to raise the expertise for guests from world wide and improve the standard of life for the residents of Madinah. Rua Al Madinah mission is aimed toward reworking town into a contemporary Islamic and cultural vacation spot.

Rua Al Madinah Undertaking’s grasp plan covers over 1.5 million sq. meters of area with direct views of Al Masjid al Nabawi, referred to as the Prophet’s Mosque, and can embody 47,000 lodge rooms, with the grasp plan constituting 63% of open areas and 37% of constructed space. The mission has been designed in keeping with the best worldwide requirements and presents many built-in transportation options, together with 9 bus stops for guests and underground parking.

Duncan O’Rourke, CEO Center East, Africa, Turkey & Asia-Pacific for Premium, Midscale & Economic system manufacturers at Accor talked about: “We’re very proud to signal the primary Swissôtel property and strengthen our Novotel providing within the Holy metropolis of Madinah. By means of these signings our main objective is to assist the various providing on the grasp improvement of Rua Al Madinah, whereas persevering with a long-term relationship with PIF and accordingly Rua Al Madinah Holding Firm.”

For the reason that announcement of the Saudi Arabia Imaginative and prescient 2030, Accor has performed a key position within the improvement of tourism, via its a number of and numerous present and upcoming tasks in key places throughout the Kingdom. The Group has been current in Saudi Arabia for greater than 20 years and has contributed to the event of the Holy vacation spot of Makkah, counting over 9,000 rooms with direct entry to the Haram.

“We’re glad to announce the fourth Fairmont property within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” says Mark Willis, CEO Fairmont Inns & Resorts. “We’re actually proud to additional strengthen our collaboration with PIF, not solely confirming our confirmed administration experience but in addition establishing the belief to raise the posh hospitality panorama within the spiritual markets of Makkah and Madinah and throughout the Kingdom total”.

“We’re delighted to forge a brand new cooperation with Accor and welcome the collaboration to open three properties within the Rua Al Madinah mission in Madinah,” famous Eng. Ahmed Al Juhani, CEO of Rua Al Madinah Holding Firm. “The addition of Accor’s famend hospitality manufacturers will additional improve the mission’s enchantment and complement our imaginative and prescient of remodeling Madinah into a contemporary Islamic and cultural vacation spot that provides unparalleled experiences to company from across the globe. This cooperation will even assist our efforts to lift the capability for receiving extra guests to the Prophet’s Mosque according to the Imaginative and prescient 2030 goal of internet hosting 30 million guests by 2030.”

With its distinctive residing areas and high-end design, impressed by the normal Madinah structure, Fairmont Rua Al Madinah will immerse company into an unparalleled expertise of luxurious. The property will function 142 spacious rooms and suites, overlooking the Prophet’s Mosque, quite a lot of eating venues, an unique visitor lounge, children membership, health centre and spa. As well as, the property will even embody 120 branded residences, that includes their very own luxurious choices, comparable to a residents’ foyer, lounge, children membership and health centre, which can supply company the consolation of house merged with the providers of a lodge, marking it the primary branded residence mission of its sort in Madinah.


Novotel Rua Al Madinah will supply company a direct connection to the Prophet’s Mosque via a pedestrian pathway, enhancing accessibility. The property will supply 328 lodge rooms that includes a contemporary and comfy design, together with an all-day eating restaurant and a social hub with a meals bar and seize & go idea.

Swissôtel Rua Al Madinah will boast 466 rooms, suites and residences, with a direct view over the Prophet’s Mosque. The lodge will supply an array of premium merchandise and venues, together with an all-day eating restaurant, a specialty restaurant, an unique visitor lounge and a foyer lounge café.

The Rua Al Madinah Undertaking is ideally positioned within the coronary heart of Madinah, making it accessible by air and prepare, from anyplace on this planet. The Prince Mohammad bin Abdulaziz Worldwide Airport in Madinah is likely one of the two key airports to entry the 2 Holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. The federal government has additionally launched the railway mission, the Haramain Excessive Pace Railway, between Makkah, Jeddah, and Madinah.

The mission goals to contribute to realizing the Imaginative and prescient 2030 goal of attracting 30 million Umrah pilgrims yearly to the Kingdom by 2030. It is going to be carried out to the best worldwide requirements.

Accor at present operates 42 properties (16,334 keys) in Saudi Arabia, with a pipeline of 35 properties (7,362 keys) in improvement. 

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