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Ad­dress Ho­tels + Re­sorts, Emaar Hos­pi­tal­ity Group’s pre­mium lux­ury ho­tel brand, is to man­age a flag­ship project in the King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia.

The Ja­bal Omar Ad­dress Makkah is due to open in 2019 and will be home to 1490 ho­tel rooms and suites, in­clud­ing units for free­hold sale. It will be lo­cated just steps away from the Grand Mosque and will fea­ture two iden­ti­cal tow­ers with a con­nect­ing bridge.

Res­i­dences, ho­tels, malls, re­tail ameni­ties, prayer ar­eas and other sup­port fa­cil­i­ties are also planned within a built-up area of around two mil­lion square me­tres.

Yasser Faisal Al-Sharif, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Ja­bal Omar De­vel­op­ment Com­pany, said: “We wanted to en­sure that the Ja­bal Omar Ad­dress Makkah stands out for its unique brand iden­tity and ex­cep­tional ser­vice stan­dards.

“Ad­dress Ho­tels + Re­sorts has proven ex­per­tise in manag­ing world-class lux­ury mixed-use pro­jects, and by choos­ing a brand that has its roots in the re­gion, we are con­fi­dent of de­liv­er­ing a hos­pi­tal­ity choice that will sup­port the goals of Saudi Vi­sion 2030 to pro­mote re­li­gious and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences.”

Mo­hamed Alab­bar, Chair­man of Emaar Prop­er­ties, said: “As an iconic de­vel­op­ment sit­u­ated near the Grand Mosque, Ja­bal Omar Ad­dress Makkah will ap­peal to vis­i­tors from across the world by of­fer­ing dis­tinc­tive value propo­si­tions in­clud­ing its cen­tral lo­ca­tion, at­ten­tive ser­vice and ex­ten­sive ameni­ties that meet the needs of vis­i­tors.”

The ho­tel will ac­com­mo­date two lounges fea­tur­ing cafes and re­tail out­lets, along with two sig­na­ture restau­rants, lobby cafes, six meet­ing rooms, two busi­ness cen­tres and two fit­ness clubs.

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