Saudi Arabia has 1267 hotels

March 31, 2014 10:03 am

The Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) has said there are about 1,267 hotels and 2,661 furnished apartments in the kingdom, Arab News has reported. With 61,319 hotel rooms, the holy city of Makkah features the most hotel accommodation in the country, followed by Alkhobar (12,186), Jeddah (11,500), Riyadh (10,514) and Madinah (7,890). SCTA recorded 172% increase over 10 years in hotel numbers, which has further requirement for growth of 83%, or more than 230,000 hotel rooms, ranging from serviced apartment units to luxury five-star suites, the report said.