Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its presence in Makkah, Saudi Arabia with the signing of three new hotels within an urban development Thakher Makkah megaproject.

The three hotels are the Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher City Tower West, the Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher City Tower East and the Radisson Hotel Makkah Thakher City.

Slated to open in the fourth quarter of 2022, the new properties will add a total of 992 rooms and apartments to the group’s Makkah portfolio.

The Radisson Hotel Makkah Thakher City, which is a combination of both hotel and residential, boasts 440 rooms and 206 branded residences, a lobby café, and all-day dining restaurant.

It also features separate gym facilities for men and women, five meeting rooms and three conference rooms.

The Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher City Tower West features 203 rooms, a lobby cafe and all-day dining restaurant.

The Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher City Tower East offers 143 rooms, a lobby lounge and restaurant.

These two Park Inn brand properties have been designed to suit the needs of the pilgrim travelers.

Radisson Hotel Group EMEA executive vice-president and chief development officer Elie Younes said: “We are delighted to announce this portfolio of three new hotels, as it not only accelerates our growing presence in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, but also reaffirms our commitment towards the country and its future.

“The Thakher Makkah megaproject is designed to attract millions of pilgrims every year and will positively contribute to the country’s ambitious plan that aims to host 30 million Umrah visitors, as well as, hosting six million Hajj pilgrims by the year 2030.

“We remain committed to the country’s Vision 2030 and their initiatives to significantly increase the contribution of leisure and business tourism to the country’s economy.”

In April this year, the group opened Radisson Hotel Dubai DAMAC Hills in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).