A new hotel management contract between Archipelago International and Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) will bring the former’s Royal Alana and Alana brands to Saudi Arabia’s holy city.
The 581-key Jabal Omar The Royal Alana Makkah and 560-key Jabal Omar The Alana Makkah, both five-star properties, will sit within the prestigious Jabal Omar project, a few steps from the Holy Mosque in Makkah.
Commenting on the new partnership, Gerard Byrne, managing director, Archipelago Overseas, said: “We are fortunate to work with a partner like JODC who understands the value and importance of superior hospitality experiences that are specifically customised to the needs of guests from South-east Asia and in particular Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.
“South-east Asia is one of the fastest growing and strategically important source markets for the Kingdom and its Vision 2030 programme. Our positioning, brand equity and infrastructure in these markets means we can deliver for our partners and add significant value to projects, not only in the holy cities, but throughout the Kingdom and the region.”
Khaled Al-Amoudi, JODC’s CEO, affirms the company’s commitment to “(keeping) up with the ambitious vision of Saudi Arabia 2030 in supporting the hospitality sector and enhancing the spiritual experience of pilgrims, by expanding our partnerships with a group of international hotel brands at the Jabal Omar destination”.
Al-Amoudi added that the partnership between JODC and Archipelago will allow guests to “perform their rituals and return home with the most beautiful and unforgettable spiritual memories”.