Top News Marriott expands Saudi Arabia portfolio By TTG Asia / Posted on 24 March, 2021 13:17 Marriott International has signed an agreement with Al Saedan Group, a real estate company in the Middle East, to open three hotels across Saudi Arabia by 2025. The multi-project agreement includes the country and territory’s first Renaissance Hotel, the world’s largest Aloft Hotel and a Courtyard by Marriott in the Holy City of Makkah. Marriott inks deal to open trio of hotels in Saudi Arabia, including two in the Holy City of Makkah; the Makkah Royal Clock Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia pictured Renaissance Hotels is expected to make its debut in Saudi Arabia with the opening of Renaissance Riyadh Hotel. Situated in the business hub of the King Abdullah Financial District and within close proximity to Riyadh International Airport, Renaissance Riyadh Hotel will feature 266 suites, three F&B outlets, a spa, pool and fitness centre. Aloft Makkah Taysir, which will be situated in the Holy City of Makkah, is set to be the brand’s largest hotel in the world with plans for 1,000 guestrooms. Located in the Taysir district and close to the Grand Mosque entrance, the hotel will be ideally located for guests visiting on pilgrimage. Aloft Makkah Taysir is slated to feature a lounge, a 24/7 grab-and-go gourmet menu, and a 24-hour fitness centre. Lastly, the signing of Courtyard by Marriott Makkah Kudai will see the brand further expand its footprint in Saudi Arabia. Situated 2km from the Grand Mosque entrance, the hotel has plans for 438 guestrooms, its signature Grab n’ Go market, and a fitness centre.