Saudi Arabia will see a record 68 new hotels and 29,033 hotel rooms open across its major cities in 2017, a new report has revealed. Riyadh, Jeddah, Al Khobar and Makkah are set to be the Kingdom's busiest areas for hospitality development, according to the Saudi Arabia Hotel Construction Overview, carried out by TOP HOTEL PROJECTS, prepared exclusively for The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2017. Major new hotels forecast to open throughout the Kingdom this year include Assila Hotel Rocco Forte (Q1 2017), TIME Qurayyat Hotel (Q2 2017), Nobu Hotel Riyadh (Q2 2017), Swiss-Belhotel Al Khobar (Q4 2017) and the highly-anticipated Abraj Kudai Towers, which will become the world's biggest hotel when it opens its 10,000 rooms in Q4, 2017. "The hospitality landscape in Saudi Arabia is developing at pace, and this is a particularly exciting year," commented John Suzara, Event Manager of The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia 2017, taking place in Jeddah in April. "The largest hotel in the world - Abraj Kudai - is forecast to open in Makkah, whilst new brands are entering the market, harnessing the Kingdom's potential at a time of major growth for its tourism, leisure and hospitality industries in the wake of the launch of Saudi Arabia's National Vision 2030."
Nobu Hospitality and Rocco Forte Hotels are international brands that will enter the Saudi Arabian market for the first time this year.