Mecca will soon host the World’s Largest Hotel called Abraj Kudai Complex
Twelve towers, 10,000 rooms and 70 restaurants, plus helipads and a full-size convention center: That’s the plan for Abraj Kudai, a complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that’s set to become the world’s largest hotel by room count when it opens in 2017.
Designed by architectural firm Dar Al-Handasah, the $3.5 billion site is currently under construction and will stretch across 1.4 million square meters.
A ring of 12 towers will rise from a podium just over 2 kilometers from the Masjid al-Ḥaram, Mecca’s holy mosque, according to Dar Al-Handasah’s website.
Abraj Kudai is a hotel in Mecca, Saudi Arabia currently under construction and expected to open in 2017. When completed, it will be the largest hotel in the world consisting of a ring of 12 towers 45 storeys high, with 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants, and five rooftop helipads. There will also be five floors for the sole use of the Saudi royal family. According to Arabian Business, 10 of the towers will provide four-star accommodations, while the other two towers will be reserved for special clientele offering five-star amenities.The Abraj Kudai project includes a podium which will accommodates bus station, shopping mall, restaurants, food courts, conference centre, and car-parks. There will be a dome on top of the 2 mid towers, which will house a ballroom and convention centre. All technical services will be located at the podium’s basement levels
The estimated project cost is $3.5 billion, and will span approximately 1.4 million square meters.The London-based firm Areen Hospitality has been contracted to design the hotel and the rooms interiors
Abraj Kudai in numbers
10 of which will feature four-star accommodation, the remaining two will be for five-star guests.
45 Storey :
The largest towers will contain 45 storeys, the shortest will have 30.
5 Floors for Royal Family :
The number of floors that will be reserved solely for the use of the Saudi royal family
4 Helipads :
It will feature at least four helipads, if the computer-generated images are to be trusted
70 Restaurants ;
Restaurants for guests to choose from
Total Estimate :$3.5bn
The cost to build (equivalent to £2.7bn
Currently, Las Vegas is home to the world’s largest hotel in terms of the number of guest rooms.The MGM Grand has a record 6,198 rooms, according to hotel industry research firm STR Inc.
Here are the top five hotels in the world by room count, according to STR:
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