MUNSHAAT for Projects and Contracting Company, a prominent Saudi real estate developer, has signed up the leading hospitality group Accor HotelServices Middle East to manage a new upscale Pullman hotel at its prime development in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
To be known as the ZamZam Pullman Madinah, the five-star hotel is strategically located in close proximity (150 m) to the Holy Mosque. It will consist of two towers, with a total of 834 rooms and suites.
Construction of the hotel is at an advanced stage and is scheduled to be opened by September 2014, in time for the Hajj season.
Commenting on the agreement, Christophe Landais, chief operating officer for Accor HotelServices Middle East, says: “We are proud to sign another Pullman hotel with Munshaat, following the successful ZamZam Pullman in Makkah, which was rebranded in 2012.”
He adds: “The kingdom is and has been an important market for Accor for nearly 30 years, offering strong growth opportunities, given the huge increase in religious tourism, especially in the cities of Makkah and Madinah, which welcomes millions of pilgrims each year.”
Munshaat for Projects and Contracting, the owner of the ZamZam Pullman Madinah is fully owned by Munshaat Real Estate Projects Company, which develops and manages local and international real estate projects.
According to the plan, Tower A will comprise 321 standard rooms and a total of 288 suites of three different types of suites (70, 80 and 138 keys respectively). Tower B will house 200 standard rooms and 25 suites. Guests can choose to dine in an open-all-day restaurant, rooftop restaurant or café lounge. The hotel also has a terrace and a 150-sq-m meeting room.
“The ZamZam Pullman marks our fifth Pullman hotel, and third in Saudi Arabia, bringing our total number of Pullman rooms to 2,832, and further demonstrating our commitment to meeting demand for upscale hotels in the kingdom. We have another two Pullmans under development in the Middle East, which will bring an additional 822 rooms,” says Landais.