Millennium & Copthorne Hotels

Millennium & Copthorne Signs New Copthorne Hotel in Mecca

May 2012 – Abu Dhabi, UAE


Abu Dhabi, UAE -- (SBWIRE) -- 06/18/2012 -- Millennium & Copthorne Hotels( continues to register strong growth for its mid-scale Copthorne brand as it signs its 9th Copthorne property. The group today announced a signed agreement with Nobola International Real Estate Investment Company, the Jeddah-based Saudi Arabian investment company. Under the terms of the agreement, Millennium & Copthorne will manage its new Mecca hotel under development, “Copthorne by Millennium Makah”.

The new Copthorne hotel will be the group’s third Copthorne in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia when it opens The four-star property will offer comfortable and convenient accommodation in the holy city. As the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the site where the Quran was composed, Mecca receives more than two million pilgrims every hajj, and an estimated 13 million visitors in total per year.

The volume of religious visitors puts increasing pressure on the city’s tourism infrastructure, and the demand for quality accommodation is high. The Copthorne by Millennium Makkah hotel will offer 735 guest rooms in total, with 615 standard twin rooms, 28 standard King rooms and 90 suites, ranging from Standard Suites to spacious Grand Suites. The hotel will also offer two restaurants and a health club.

Ali Hamad Lakhraim Alzaabi, President and CEO of Millennium & Copthorne Hotels Middle East ,Africaand Indian Subcontinent said:

“I am delighted to bring our Copthorne brand to Mecca. This is a very dynamic market, and the volume of tourism means that high quality brands will always be in demand.”

About Millennium & Copthorne
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels plc is one of the world’s largest owned-and-managed hotel companies with more than 120 properties across Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Middle East and Africa. The group has a portfolio of brands which serve different market segments, representing quality and value in every class. In the Middle East and Africa, Millennium & Copthorne operates 10 hotels, increasing to 52 hotels over the next 5 years. It has a growing portfolio of brands that resonate with the markets in which it operates. These brands include Grand Millennium, Millennium, Copthorne, Kingsgate and the recently launched exclusive destination brand Biltmore.

With the motto “you are the centre of our world”, Millennium & Copthorne is committed to a customer-centric philosophy while ensuring returns for investors and owners.

About Copthorne Hotels
Copthorne hotels offers guests excellent value with quality, service and style. This four star hotel brand is growing in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe with midscale properties located in major business centres, offering consistent high quality