The Elaf Group of Companies, a leading tourism and hospitality group in Saudi Arabia, has announced the opening of two new hotels – the ‘Al Bustan’ and the ‘Al Nakheel’ – in Madinah offering a total of 279 new rooms.

The launch comes at a time when Saudi Arabia’s accommodation and hospitality sector is witnessing a significant growth with a 130 per cent jump in occupancy rates.

According to experts, the numbers are expected to rise as both the Hajj and Ummrah seasons are fast approaching.

The expected influx of more tourists and visitors are complemented by the high numbers of confirmed bookings that were made through electronic services.