The Middle East’s fastest-growing hotel management company sets an ambitious strategy to establish a presence in every region throughout the kingdom.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts MEA, the region’s fastest-growing hotel management company, has revealed ambitious development plans for Saudi Arabia with a goal of operating 25 hotels in the kingdom by 2025.
With nine hotels operating across Riyadh, Makkah, Madinah and Hail and seven hotels under development in Makkah, Madinah, Jeddah, Jizan and Tabouk, the group is targeting strategic locations in every region across the country as it maps out its blueprint for growth over the next five years.
Kevork Deldelian, recently promoted Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA, remarks:
Most hotel chains target the primary cities of Riyadh, Jeddah, Madinah and Makkah for expansion, but having operated in Saudi Arabia for five years, we have identified opportunities beyond these markets, in line with Vision 2030 and the phenomenal growth of the country’s tourism and hospitality industry.
He also explains:
The recent introduction of tourist visas has sparked huge interest from travellers keen to explore this fascinating destination and we are committed to play a key role in meeting this demand by providing supply in high-growth potential locations that include secondary cities and new tourism hot spots.
With Saudisation a focal point of its talent acquisition and development plans, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA is also expanding its TooMooH programme, which trains and develops Saudi Nationals to become hospitality industry leaders of the future.
The company has a robust Human Resources strategy in which it aims to double its current number of employees in Saudi Arabia to fulfill its development ambitions for the kingdom over the next five years.
Millennium Hotels and Resorts has operated in the Middle East since 2002. A leading hotel management company it claims 11,186 rooms in operation and a pipeline with 7,251 rooms under construction.