INDIA’S TAJ HOTELS COMING TO SAUDI ARABIA

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), which operates the Taj brand of hotels, has announced its entry into Saudi Arabia, with a 340-key property in the holy city of Makkah

Saudi Arabia’s Umm Al Qura Development and Construction Company has partnered with the Indian Hotels Company (IHCL) to open the first Taj hotel in the Kingdom, the two firms said in a joint statement.

The companies will develop the new Taj hotel as part of the King Abdul Aziz Road urban rejuvenation project. It is scheduled to open in January 2023.

The hotel, located within walking distance of the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram), will have approximately 340 keys, banqueting facilities and several restaurants.