Saudi Arabia is set to unveil the largest hotel of the world in 2017. The Abraj Kudai hotel will house 10,000 rooms and suites spread on an area of 686,000 square feet. The building is estimated to cost $3.5 billion to build.
The latest record holder of being the largest hotel in the world is Venetian Las Vegas. The Abraj Kudai will be conveniently located around the corner from the Masjid al-Haram, the world’s largest mosque, and will cater to wealthy Muslims who come to Mecca on pilgrimage. Among the posh amenities planned for the mega-hotel are 70 restaurants, a mall, a convention center, prayer areas, and even floors reserved for royals.
The design firm of the building, Dar Al-Handasah revealed that the Abraj Kudai will have 12 towers; ten of them will have four-star rooms while the other two will house five-star rooms. The interior of this hotel will be designed by London based Areen Hospitality Group. The room rates are not yet revealed. However, the price will surely be on the higher side given the list of amenities it will provide including a helipad for each of the 12 towers.
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