Madinah requirements 500 hotels in 5 decades

Regulators in Madinah are confronted with the pressing problem of constructing 500 hotels within the span of five years to prevent a hospitality crisis.

Madinah is actually expected to attract one million visitors per month upon the completion of the development work at the international airport and the Prophet’s Mosque, according to a board member at the Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Business (MCCI).

“Around 33, 000 visitors go to Madinah daily, which amounts to almost 1 million travelers per month. Based on these figures, we will have a serious predicament unless of course we prepare ourselves ahead of time, ” stated Abdul Ghani Al-Ansari, the MCCI member. Al-Ansari explained that this authorities have two options to tackle this issue: To rapidly finalize the compensations from the expropriated properties through around the mosque and put a mechanism to make sure that the settlement money is used to create new hotels.

Another option is to establish 4 or 5 firms, using the funds that would be allotted for the settlements, making the proprietors of the expropriated real estate investors in the hospitality tasks.

This individual also revealed that 30 out of 214 hotels, which bask the circumference from the Prophet’s Mosque, is going to be demolished for smooth construction of the development projects. Madinah has 17 percent from the total number involving hotels in the Kingdom, in addition to 30 equipped apartment units, according to a report released earlier by the MCCI.

Madinah has nine five-star, eleven four-star and forty-four three-star hotels. While there are five equipped units ranked as second tier accommodations, as well as 10 units categorized as third class in the city.


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Regulators in Madinah are confronted with the pressing problem of constructing 500 hotels within the span of five years to prevent a hospitality crisis.

Madinah is actually expected to attract one million visitors per month upon the completion of the development work at the international airport and the Prophet’s Mosque, according to a board member at the Madinah Chamber of Commerce and Business (MCCI).

“Around 33, 000 visitors go to Madinah daily, which amounts to almost 1 million travelers per month. Based on these figures, we will have a serious predicament unless of course we prepare ourselves ahead of time, ” stated Abdul Ghani Al-Ansari, the MCCI member. Al-Ansari explained that this authorities have two options to tackle this issue: To rapidly finalize the compensations from the expropriated properties through around the mosque and put a mechanism to make sure that the settlement money is used to create new hotels.

Another option is to establish 4 or 5 firms, using the funds that would be allotted for the settlements, making the proprietors of the expropriated real estate investors in the hospitality tasks.

This individual also revealed that 30 out of 214 hotels, which bask the circumference from the Prophet’s Mosque, is going to be demolished for smooth construction of the development projects. Madinah has 17 percent from the total number involving hotels in the Kingdom, in addition to 30 equipped apartment units, according to a report released earlier by the MCCI.

Madinah has nine five-star, eleven four-star and forty-four three-star hotels. While there are five equipped units ranked as second tier accommodations, as well as 10 units categorized as third class in the city.

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