4 gigantic hotels for groups in Mecca, Saudi ArabiaFrom the Swissotel Makkah to the Tilal Al Naseem (the sixth-largest hotel in the world), check out these hotels for groups in the holiest city for Muslims.
Mecca in Saudi Arabia, the holiest city for Muslims, of course has many hotels for groups to accommodate the millions of pilgrims who visit each year.
Tilal Al Naseem
Home to 5,383 luxurious rooms and suites, the Tilal Al Naseem holds the distinction of being the sixth-largest hotel in the world. But like most of the top 20, it’s not technically one hotel, but a handful of smaller hotels grouped together. These are the Park Inn, Millennium, Copthorne, Novotel, Ibis Styles, Adagio and Four Points. Currently the largest hotel in Mecca, it will soon be overtaken by the Abraj Kudai, due in 2019. It will, by some distance, overtake Malaysia’s First World Hotel (7,351 rooms) to become a world-record holder, with 10,000+ rooms.
Another opulent five star, the Swissotel Makkah lays claim to 1,487 rooms and suites. Classic rooms come with double, king or triple beds and measure 38 metres squared. Meanwhile, the Swissotel Junior Suites come complete with living room, dining room and separate bedroom, with sofa beds available. They cover a staggering 64 metres squared, There are also two restaurants on site: The Al Ruwad Restaurant and The Al Ruwad Tea Lounge, both serving delicate Arabic fare.
Anjum Hotel Makkah
Once again a luxurious five star on our list of Mecca hotels for groups, and with resplendent architecture and gorgeous interiors, the Anjum Hotel Makkah has 1,743 rooms and suites, with suites ranging in size from the 52 square metre Junior Suite, to the humongous 180 square metre Presidential suite. The latter option has two bedrooms and a separate living room. Among the four dining options is the Umm Al Aura Restaurant, which offers a wide selection or Turkish, Asian and Oriental buffets, plus a wide variety of world cuisine.
Makkah Hilton & Towers
The final five star on our Mecca hotels for groups rundown is the Makkah Hilton & Towers, which has 614 rooms and suites, a shopping mall with 450 shops, two prayer halls and four restaurants and cafes! Suites are designed in an Art Deco-style and feature a living room, dining area and kitchenette. The hotel enjoys an enviable location in front of the Haram Mosque, or ‘The Great Mosque of Mecca’, with King Abdulaziz International Airport one hour away by car.