Millennium & Copthorne serviced apartment brand set for Saudi Arabia debut

George Sell By George Sell
17 September 2015 | Updated 21 September 2015

KSA: Millennium & Copthorne Hotels is bringing its new Millennium Executive Apartments brand to Medina.

The property will be one of four hotels the group is set to open in Saudi Arabia by 2020.

The properties are part of the masterplan of Knowledge Economic City (KEC), a $7 billion development in Medina. KEC is located five kilometres east of the Holy Haram in Medina and will feature an academy, museum, wellness centre, retail, offices, residential housing and a mosque capable of housing 10,000 worshippers.

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels CEO in the Middle East, said: "The hospitality industry in the Holy City of Madinah is witnessing remarkable growth due to a rise in religious tourism as well as the thriving economy," Alzaabi said. "There is currently an undersupply of branded hotels with international standards and we are confident that our expansion plans will help address this."

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