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Accor & Alesayi Holding Unveils Plans for Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences in Makkah
Accor Alesayi Holding Unveils Plans for Abraj Omar Hotel Residences in Makkah

The world’s leading hotel company, Accor, has unveiled plans for the new Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences in Makkah, an MGallery Collection hotel in partnership with Alesayi Holding Group.

Set to open in 2028, the luxury boutique hotel & residences are due to offer 276 hotel rooms along with 214 homes for sale. 

The development will feature Islamic heritage-themed floors, with the first floor honoring Omar Ibn Al Khattab, who was the second caliph of Islam, may God be pleased with Him.

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Overview of The Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences

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Nestled in the bustling heart of Makkah, the Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences promises to be a harmonious urban oasis. Paying tribute to Makkah’s Islamic heritage, the hotel draws inspiration from the rich symbolism of Islamic gardens and the timeless hospitality of Makkah hotels.

The hotel aims to provide a sanctuary for serenity, spiritual reflection, and rejuvenation. Pilgrims and travelers alike will be invited to immerse themselves in this lush harbor within the city. 

The unique hotel concept is designed to inspire wonder and encourage spiritual reflection in this sacred location, serving as a poignant reminder of the interconnectedness between the material and the spiritual.

Intricate Design of Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences 

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Every building floor will be intricately themed around prominent figures in Islamic history. The first floor honors Omar Ibn Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with Him), the second Rashidun caliph, and one of the ten to whom Jannah was promised. 

This design choice aims to provide guests with a boutique hotel experience steeped in cultural and historical significance.

Facilities at The Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences

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Set to open in 2028, the Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences is poised to be a storied and sophisticated destination full of luxury, beauty, and culture. The project will span 2,600 square meters, consisting of 276 hotel rooms and 214 branded residences for sale.

In addition to the residential and guest spaces, the building will include a business center, a bespoke fitness room and spa, a variety of restaurants, and a playground for children. 

This combination of luxury amenities and thoughtful design further cements the Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences as a must-visit destination.

MGallery Collection: A Network of Luxury Boutique Hotels

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The Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences will join the MGallery Collection brand. Established in 2008, the collection of signature, design, and heritage hotels today counts over 120 luxury boutique hotels worldwide. 

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The MGallery Hotel Collection brand thoughtfully selects and curates unique properties worldwide, forming a storied collection of boutique hotels with true soul where captivating stories are lived and shared.

Over the past two years, the brand has opened and signed multiple hotels annually, with plans to increase its network by 30% by 2030. With 47 hotels developing worldwide and three others in Saudi Arabia, the MGallery Collection continues to expand and evolve.

Accor: A Leading Hospitality Group

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Accor, founded in 1967, is a world-leading hospitality group offering experiences across more than 110 countries in 5,500 properties, 10,000 food & beverage venues, wellness facilities, or flexible workspaces. 

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The Group has one of the industry’s most diverse hospitality ecosystems, encompassing more than 45 luxury hotel brands, from luxury to economy and Lifestyle with Ennismore. Accor already has 10 hotels in Makkah alone, which include:

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Accor is committed to taking positive action regarding business ethics & integrity, responsible tourism, sustainable development, community outreach, and diversity & inclusion.

Alesayi Holding: A Real Estate Market Leader

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With three Accor hotels already in their portfolio, Alesayi Holding has shown its commitment to excellence in the hospitality sector. 

The multi-billion-dollar partnership also has additional plans to develop several more real estate projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; these projects primarily consist of small, mixed-use master planned developments, many of which feature a hotel component.

Redefining Makkah’s Hospitality Landscape

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The Abraj Omar Hotel & Residences Makkah – MGallery Collection marks a significant milestone in the expansion of Accor and Alesayi Holding in Saudi Arabia. The project promises to redefine the hospitality landscape in Makkah, offering visitors a unique blend of luxury, cultural significance, and serenity. 

With its doors set to open in 2028, the hotel and residences are slated to become an iconic addition to Makkah’s skyline and a testament to the city’s rich heritage and bright future.

More Hotel Developments in Makkah

Masar Makkah Destination

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The hotel landscape in Makkah is about to undergo a significant transformation with a massive investment of $666.6 million into the highly anticipated Masar Destination

The Masar Destination, owned by Umm Al-Qura for Development and Construction Co., has partnered with the General Authority of Awqaf to bring over 1,000 new upscale hotel rooms to the sacred city of Makkah.

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The centerpiece of this project is the Residential Towers, which showcase the ambitious vision of Masar Destination.

In September 2023, Umm Al-Qura announced a collaboration with Scope Properties to construct Residential Towers in Makkah, a project worth $240 Million (SAR900 million).

Jabal Omar Development

The Jabal Omar Development Project, an 8 Billion SAR project, is a one-of-a-kind initiative focused on revitalizing the urban area to offer high-quality lodging and facilitate religious, social, and business amenities and resources for both tourists and inhabitants of the sacred city of Makkah Al-Mukarramah.

By 2030, Jabal Omar Development Company plans to run 15 hotels across 230,000 square meters of area. These hotels will offer a direct view of Al Masjid Al Haram, providing guests with a convenient and spiritually enriching experience.

Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel

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The Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel in the Holy City of Makkah, the first hotel in Saudi Arabia by the Jumeirah Hotel group from Dubai, has been officially announced to be open. 

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Located in the second phase of the Jabal Omar development, the hotel is positioned in the heart of Jabal Omar near the Grand Mosque, Al Masjid Al Haram

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Featuring more than 1000 rooms and suites, some offering direct views of the haram, the hotel strives to provide extraordinary experiences to pilgrims on their Hajj and Umrah journeys.

Address Hotel Jabal Omar

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The 5-star Address Jabal Omar Makkah Hotel provides a luxurious stay, dining options, and other amenities, making it a spiritual sanctuary in the center of Makkah. Just 1640 feet from Masjid Al Haram, the hotel offers a fitness center, private parking, a shared lounge, and a restaurant for its guests.

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The 5-star Address Hotel in Jabal Omar Makkah has also revealed Sky Musallah, the highest prayer room in the world, located within a sky bridge.

It has earned a Guinness World Record at an impressive 483 meters above sea level. The Sky Musallah offers stunning panoramic views of Al Masjid Al Haram, The Holy Kaaba, and Makkah City. 

The sky bridge connects the two twin towers of The Address Jabal Omar Hotel, spanning the 36th to 38th floors, and has a capacity of 520 people. It is a remarkable lookout point for guests staying at this iconic and centrally located hotel in Makkah.

Renowned Hotels in Jabal Omar Makkah

Voco Makkah

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To provide for religious travelers’ needs during the Hajj or Umrah seasons, IHG Hotels & Resorts has launched its premium Voco brand in Makkah. Voco Makkah is the third Voco property in Saudi Arabia and the largest globally, with 4,321 keys.

Thakker Makkah City

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The Thakher project, a $7 Billion project, boasts a team of top-tier urban planners and designers, transforming the rugged hills of the Holy City into a highly accessible, diverse, and hospitable destination, which aims to host 30 million Umrah performers and six million pilgrims by 2030

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Spanning 320,000 square meters and situated just 1km from Masjid al-Haram in Makkah, the completed Thakher Makkah will feature approximately 100 land plots designated for hotels, residences, commercial spaces, and service-related establishments. 

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The Thakher Makkah development will feature a range of renowned global hotels, such as the Radisson Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson, and the Novotel Makkah Thaker City, which is now open.

The project will include a capacity of 10,000 car parking spaces and a mosque that can hold 5,000 people for prayer. 

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