Carlson Rezidor further strengthens its presence in the Kingdom  of Saudi Arabia by announcing the Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem. The  stylish midscale hotel will be the group’s first property to open in the holy  city of Makkah. It will feature 463 rooms and is scheduled to welcome the first  guests in June  2016.

“Saudi Arabia is a focus country  for our group. The Kingdom actively develops its infrastructure and industries,  and will play an increasingly important role within the travel & tourism  sector of the Middle East. We want to be an active partner supporting this  process, and look forward to further expanding our network together with our  regional partners”, said Wolfgang M. Neumann, President & CEO of Rezidor.

The Park Inn by Radisson Makkah  Al Naseem will be located in the south eastern periphery of the holy city. It  will be part of “Al Rajhi” – a complex comprising 4 hotels with 6,000 rooms as  well as the largest mosque after the Haram. Besides 463 rooms, the Park Inn by Radisson  will offer an all-day-dining restaurant, 2 meeting rooms, a retail area with 18  outlets, a male and a female gym, and parking spaces.

“Makkah is one of the most  important destinations worldwide for religious tourism. It offers the strategic  opportunity to introduce our dynamic mid-market brand Park Inn by Radisson to  the city and to further strengthen Park Inn’s growing presence in Saudi  Arabia”, commented Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief  Development Officer of Rezidor.

The Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Al Naseem will be operated by The Rezidor  Hotel Group.