AccorHotels Launches Dedicated Makkah Destination Website
A leader in global luxury travel and hospitality
With growing interest from the international market, AccorHotels has created a digital hub filled with valuable travel information on Makkah
A leader in global luxury travel and hospitality, AccorHotels unveils a brand new digital platform which will provide essential information for global explorers, pursuing a journey of faith as part of a religious pilgrimage to Makkah, Medina and surrounding areas in Saudi Arabia.
As one of the leading hotel operators in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and recognising the need for a fulsome resource to facilitate and guide the guest journey, AccorHotels takes a definitive position to provide enriched content and expertise with its dedicated site: https://makkah.accorhotels.com.
Whether visitors are travelling to Makkah for leisure, Umrah or to conduct Hajj, the website is a comprehensive travel tool to plan their visit and offers support and advice, including the ease of booking accommodation in any one of the luxury hotels. The website is available in Arabic and English, with plans to add additional languages.
As the fifth pillar of Islam, making the journey to Makkah for a pilgrimage (Hajj) at least once in a lifetime, is extremely important to Muslims as the trip epitomizes togetherness, tolerance and equality. Between the 5th and 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah in the last month of the Islamic Calendar, those who have the financial means and good health are encouraged to make the journey to Makkah to complete a series of rituals over a period of days.
Travellers perusing the website will find tailored packages for AccorHotels in Makkah offering unique promotions, which can be filtered by hotel and theme of offer and popularity. Recommendations on where to visit can be filtered by one or two-hour excursions, full day trip options, half day trip alternatives and general must-see attractions.
Insight on the Al Masjid Al Haram, the Sacred Mosque, which surrounds the Holy Kaaba is shared, including a look into the history of the place of worship and details around the expansion of Al Haram throughout the years. Guests will be informed of places to find local delicacies such as mandi which is a traditional dish made with meat, rice and spices, as well as dishes from across the globe. Recommendations can be found on Makkah restaurants and cafés to visit near the Grand Mosque, all of which are wheelchair accessible, accept credit cards and are fully air conditioned.
Those looking for a glimpse as to what to expect in Makkah during a Hajj or Umrah pilgrimage can learn about Makkah’s heritage, social etiquette, weather forecasts, currency details and transportation methods. There are also the city’s shopping options, ranging from market stands to luxury boutiques and malls to hypermarkets. Visa information can be found on the site with points on visa fees and restrictions, which are essential to know before starting a pilgrimage.
The online portal also homes extensive guides to both Hajj and Umrah for those planning a religious journey. The guides highlight day by day activities and requirements to fulfill the pilgrimage in the correct way. In short – the portal is a one-stop reference for all travellers looking to visit Makkah for a variety of reasons.
Raffles Makkah Palace offers round-the-clock personal butler service and homes its own Islamic library, with over 2,000 Islamic texts and books for visiting scholars and pilgrims.
Fairmont Makkah Clock Royal Tower, is the sixth tallest building in the world and perched on top of the tower is the renowned Makkah Clock, the highest point of athan, the call to prayer. The hotel features Fairmont Gold floors which provide an exclusive hotel within a hotel experience, and the Royal Floors offering exclusive hospitality in the holy city.
Swissôtel Al Maqam is part of the Abraj Al Bayt Complex located just steps away from Grand Mosque. With a dedicated private entrance via the Um Al Qura tunnel to the Grand Mosque, the hotel also boasts the biggest restaurant in the Middle East seating 2,500 people.
Swissôtel Makkah, is the first Swissôtel in the Middle East, located in close proximity to the holy Masjid Al Haraam and is the only property in the Abraj Al Bait Endowment with a direct entrance through Ajyad Street.
Pullman Zamzam Makkah offers hotel guests an exclusive entrance to the mosque directly through the King Abdulaziz gate.
Visit www.makkah.accorhotels.com to discover Makkah with AccorHotels.
AccorHotels is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,300 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe. Benefiting from dual expertise as an investor and operator, AccorHotels operates in 100 countries. Its portfolio includes internationally renowned luxury brands such as Raffles, Sofitel Legend, SO/, Sofitel, Fairmont, onefinestay, MGallery by Sofitel, Pullman and Swissôtel, the mid-range boutique hotel brands 25hours, Novotel, Mercure, Mama Shelter and Adagio, and very popular budget brands such as JO&JOE, ibis, ibis Styles and ibis budget, as well as the regional brands Grand Mercure, The Sebel and hotelF1. AccorHotels provides innovative end-to-end services across the entire traveler experience, notably through the acquisition of John Paul, world leader in concierge services.
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About AccorHotels Middle East
AccorHotels Middle East is one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the Middle East. Currently, the Group’s regional portfolio includes over 100 operational hotels representing close to 34,000 rooms in ten countries. AccorHotels’ portfolio spans a wide range of world-class brands ranging from luxury and upscale Raffles, Fairmont, Sofitel, Pullman, Swissôtel and Majlis Grand Mercure, to midscale Novotel, Mercure, Adagio and economy ibis and ibis styles. With over 25 years of regional experience, AccorHotels Middle East was the first to establish a training academy. Dubbed as AccorHotels Académie Middle East, the training facility is dedicated to educating and preparing associates at all levels and ensuring optimal career development.