The “FORTRESS of the DESERT”: the BIGGEST HOTEL in the world is coming

The hotel with 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants, 4 helipads will open later this year

Credits: Abraj Kudai

Among the most beautiful, most expensive and most extravagant hotels in the world, which one will be the largest? Whatever the largest hotel in the world currently is, it is about to be beaten, because a 10,000-room hotel is under construction.

The “FORTRESS of the DESERT”: the BIGGEST HOTEL in the world is coming

# A 1.4 million square meter hotel

Credits: Abraj Kudai

After some problems, mainly financial, which have postponed the opening, what will be the largest hotel in the world should be inaugurated this year. It is under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, and will be called Abraj Kudai. The building was designed by the Dar Al Handasah group, architects who have already built Terminal 3 at Dubai airport, and will resemble a fortress in the desert.

The hotel will have 10,000 rooms, 45 floors, 4 heliports and 70 restaurants and will occupy an area of 1.4 million square meters. There will be 12 towers: 10 of which will offer 4-star accommodation, while the other two will have the comforts of a 5-star hotel. The royal family will also be able to stay at the Abraj Kudai, yes, because an area of the hotel accessible only to them has been designed.

# Blocked by a series of financial problems, it will open by the end of the year

Credits: Muslims pilgrimage to Mecca

It will be a super exclusive hotel that began construction in 2015. It should have been open as early as 2017 but some problems have blocked the construction. The project required $ 3.5 billion, but considering that the owner of Abraj Kudai is the Ministry of Finance of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the government’s actions directly influenced The Saudi Binladin Group (SBL), of which the Ministry is a customer. Low oil prices and the death of 107 people when an SBL crane fell on the Great Mosque of Mecca blocked construction of the Abraj Kudai.

In any case, this hotel should be inaugurated in 2022, as soon as it is finally completed, and, in addition to becoming the largest in the world, it will revolutionize the world of luxury.