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Marriott opens world’s largest Four Points hotel in Saudi’s Makkah - Dotemirates
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Marriott opens world’s largest Four Points hotel in Saudi’s Makkah

US hotel operator Marriott International has announced the opening of the largest property in the world under its Four Points by Sheraton brand in the Saudi holy city of Makkah. The property features 1,136 rooms, including 121 suites, and is located in the Al Naseem district near the centre of Makkah. Facilities include four dining options – an Arabic all-day dining restaurant, Asian eatery and two lobby cafes. There is also 950sqm of event space with a grand ballroom and three meeting rooms, a dedicated retail area and supermarket, men’s and women’s gyms, a children’s play area and complementary shuttle...


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