Shaza Makkah hosts10,000-plus guests just after 2 months

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

SINCE celebrating its official opening on August 1st Shaza Makkah, the newest addition to the group of Shaza Hotels in the Middle East, has hosted a total of 10,734 guests.

Out of this number, 6,316 pilgrims stayed at the hotel during the entire Haj period, coming from countries all over the world including the UAE, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Egypt, Pakistan, Indonesia, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, Belgium and Australia, as well as Saudi citizens.

“Thanks to the success of our soft opening in June we had everything fully functioning in time for our official opening at the beginning of August and in readiness to welcome pilgrims during Haj, said Amjad Irshaidat, Country General Manager, Shaza Hotels Saudi Arabia.

“We are especially pleased at the diverse multinational origins of our guests who were attracted to Shaza Makkah because of the hotel’s unrivalled location within the immediate precincts of Al Masjid Al Haram and the new Jabal Ka’aba district, where we offer an oasis of luxurious comfort and serene tranquility enhanced by beautiful views of the Holy Mosque.”

Consisting of two hundred and fifty-one beautifully appointed bedrooms and suites of exquisite refinement, Shaza Makkah embodies the very essence of Shaza Hotels, one of the leading luxury hotel brands in the Middle East, inspired by the legendary hospitality of the fabled Silk Route and designed with an elegant Middle Eastern style décor that creates a serene ambiance appreciated by the most discerning travelers.

Shaza Makkah guests can enjoy a selection of fine dining experiences, choosing between Midan, Shaza Makkah’s main restaurant located on the 6th floor where it offers a richly diverse a la carte menu of dishes that are a fusion of traditional eastern recipes with international flair, and the Amber restaurant located on the 4th floor where the international buffet is especially popular with pilgrims.

In addition, Shalimar, Shaza Makkah’s Cafe Lounge located on the 1st floor, serves all kinds of hot beverages, from signature mocktails to handcrafted tea ceremonies, cold beverages, snacks and ice cream. Pilgrims could enjoy the lounge 24 hours a day. hhhhhhhA much appreciated feature of Shaza Makkah is the Shaza Kids’ Club, which is located on the 5th floor where it opens from 10 am till 10 pm, free of charge for in house guests. Kids between 3 and 12 years old are entertained by educational games, drawing and stories, allowing the adult members of the family to enjoy their Umrah activities with complete peace of mind, assured that their children are being cared for by Shaza Makkah’s specially trained staf

Future plans include the Shaza Afiya Foot Massage service, which is expected to be open by the end of this year for guests and pilgrims with tired feet after a long day walking around the Holy City.

In conclusion, Amjad Irshaidat said: “We are already receiving reservations for next year’s Hajj and Umrah, when we look forward to achieving 100 percent occupancy, and since Shaza Makkah is part of the Global Hotel Alliance we strongly advise guests to sign up and benefit from the exclusive Shaza Discovery loyalty program.” — SG