The Abraj Kudai, will be located in the holy city of Makkah , a city visited each year by more than 15
million Muslims With twelve 44-story towers containing 10,000 rooms, the hotel, will have a total area of 1.4 million square metres £2.25billion project will feature 70 restaurants, whole floors devoted to royalty and one of world’s
largest domes The Venetian and The Palazzo, Las Vegas, is the currently world’s largest hotel with 4,049 suites and 4,059 rooms Plans have been unveiled to build the world’s largest hotel, which could be open as early as 2017. The Abraj Kudai, will be located in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, a city visited each year more than 15million Muslims. With twelve 44-story towers containing 10,000 rooms, the hotel, which is being created by multi- national design group Dar Al Handasah will have a total area of 4.6 million square feet. +7 Plans reveal what the Abraj Kudai, the luxurious four-to-five-star hotel in the heart of the holy city of Makkah will look like
+7 With 12 towers containing 10,000 rooms, the hotel, which is being created by Dar Al Handasah, will have an area of 4.6 million square feet Work has already begun on the £2.25billion project, which will feature 70 restaurants, multiple
helipads, whole floors devoted to royalty and one of the largest domes in the world, according to
reports by design website designMENA.
Ten of the towers will cater for four-star guests, while the remaining two will offer luxurious five-star
amenities. On its website, Dar Al Handasah states: ‘With a total site area of approximately 60,000 m² and total built-up area of around 1.4 million m², the project is a residential and commercial complex that
consists of a large podium topped by 12 towers accommodating several elements such as a podium housing a bus station, a shopping mall, restaurants and food courts, a convention center and car
parks. The five star towers offer all related services for the visitors of the Holy Kaaba.
The interiors – expected to match the opulence expected of the local area will be designed by London-
based Areen Hospitality design practice. Much of Makkah ‘s historic architecture has now been demolished, including the house of Khadijah, the wife of Muhammad, and the house of Abu Bakr, which is now the site of the Hilton hotel.
While many buildings were destroyed to make way for accommodation and facilities for the influx of
prilgrims each year, some of the destruction is due to Saudi Wahhabism, which fears that placing significance on religious places may lead to shirk or idolatry. Many of the world’s largest hotels are currently situated in Las Vegas, where until the Abraj Kudai
opens, the Venetian and The Palazzo is the world’s largest hotel. With 4,049 suites and 4,059 rooms, the hotel is 36 stories and is 475 feet high and known for its singing gondoliers.