Millennium Hotels & Resort MEA is driving the growth of the Saudi hospitality sector with its ambitious plan to open new hotels across the kingdom. In its first phase, the plan includes the opening of six new hotels in Makkah, Madinah, Tabouk, Jizan and Baha, in addition to the recently opened Millennium and Copthorne Makkah Al Naseem hotels.

The move reinforces the Millennium Hotels and Resorts portfolio and position in the kingdom’s hotel industry. The expansion will initially create over 6,000 new jobs in Saudi Arabia’s hospitality industry across various functions.

In line with the Saudi Vision 2030 Millennium Hotels and Resorts foresee massive growth in the travel, tourism and hotel sector of Saudi Arabia. Industry outlook records extensive visitor growth for the three key tourist demand pools: leisure, pilgrim and corporate visitors, and thus accelerating the hotel requirements across the kingdom.

Kevork Deldelian, chief operating officer of Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa, said, “We are fully committed to strategic expansion in Saudi Arabia, extending our reach across the entire Kingdom, with new hotels planned to open in various locations in the next two years. New properties are set to become key landmarks in different cities of Saudi Arabia.”

Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA introduced TooMooH program earlier this year. The programme aims at increasing GCC citizens’ employment in the hospitality industry. TooMooH works on boosting local talent in the hospitality industry of Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and the UAE. The programme has been successful at attracting national talents, enabling participants to be a driving force in the region’s sustainable economic development.

Source:Arabian Business

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