Flavors of Morocco at Rosewood Jeddah

Moroccan tajine dishes are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish together with vegetables or fruit.
Updated 31 December 2018

Flavors of Morocco at Rosewood Jeddah

Rosewood Jeddah’s annual food festival has returned for its fourth edition.

The “unforgettable culinary festival” taking place at Habsburg restaurant is offering guests an opportunity to explore the unique tastes of Morocco from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5, every evening from 7 p.m. to midnight. 

“The Moroccan Food Festival will offer Rosewood Jeddah visitors the traditional flavors and authentic ingredients of Morocco. The scene is set to take you on a journey of sights and aromas of Morocco while our guest chef immerses you in the gourmet culture and culinary heritage of its different regions,” the hotel said in a press release.

This year’s Moroccan Food Festival is more than just a food adventure, the hotel said, as Rosewood Jeddah will be highlighting different regional specialties. 

“Tajine is particularly popular in Morocco and our chefs will ensure to present different kinds of tajine, including lamb tajine and baby artichokes, lamb tajine with prune and almond, and chicken tajine with lemon and olives, to our guests,” the hotel said.

Moroccan tajine dishes are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry or fish together with vegetables or fruit. The dish is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked.

The buffet comprises a wide range of popular and traditional Moroccan delicacies, including traditional vegetarian dishes with many choices of hot and cold mezze appetizers. On offer are Moroccan dishes such as kefta tajine eggs, Moroccan mixed grill and authentic Moroccan chicken pastilla. Mouth-watering desserts include ghoriba, faqqas with nuts, kaab ghzal and chebakia seffa.

“We impatiently await the winter school break to present our annual food festivals, as we demonstrate our expertise offering Jeddah’s residents and expatriates exclusive menus in collaboration with professional chefs. After the success of the last three food festivals, this year we are focusing on bringing the authentic and traditional tastes from the famous cities of Morocco, we want to show our guests the unique cooking techniques and practices that the country is known for,” said Mohamed Osman, director of sales and marketing, Rosewood Jeddah.

Guests can enjoy the Moroccan dinner buffet for SR190 ($50) + 5 percent VAT per person, inclusive of water, soft drink and Moroccan tea. 

Rosewood Jeddah is situated on the Jeddah Corniche. It is within easy reach of key business, diplomatic, government and designer shopping districts.  The hotel features individually designed and handcrafted rooms. 

There are 101 guest rooms and 26 suites, a health and fitness center and an outdoor rooftop swimming pool.

Millennium MEA confirms rights to Makkah hotel

The five-star Makkah Millennium Hotel is the closest hotel to the Holy Mosque, located by the Holy Haram Piazza in front of King Fahd Gate.
Updated 16 June 2019

Millennium MEA confirms rights to Makkah hotel

Millennium Hotels and Resorts Middle East and Africa (MEA), a hotel management company in the region, has addressed its guests with deep regrets for the inconvenience they might have encountered during their stay at Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers.
“It is with regret that Millennium and Copthorne had announced that on June 13, 2019 the owner of Makkah Millennium Hotel and Towers had unlawfully, and in contrary to the terms of the operating and management agreement, interfered with the exclusive rights of Millennium in the management and operation of the hotel and towers,” the company said in a press release.
“Millennium disagrees with the owner’s acts and had commenced proceedings to remove this interference and confirm Millennium’s exclusive rights to manage and operate the hotel and towers without interference from the owner or others.
“Millennium regrets any inconvenience this situation has caused or may continue to cause to its guests.”
The company said it is pursuing all available legal courses of action inside the Kingdom, and is confident of the Saudi judiciary system in the protection of rights and imposing of justice.
Operating 4,067 keys in the Kingdom, Millennium Hotels and Resorts MEA has affirmed its commitment to the Saudi market and pledged to continue its efforts toward tourism, travel and hospitality sectors in Saudi Arabia to achieve the goals of Vision 2030 and beyond.
Millennium Hotels & Resorts is a global hotel company, which was founded in 1989, on the vision of its chairman, Kwek Leng Beng, who leads Singapore’s Hong Leong Group. With almost 40,000 rooms worldwide, the company currently operates 40 hotels, has 14 hotels due to open this year and 35 hotels in the pipeline across the region.
The five-star Makkah Millennium Hotel is the closest hotel to the Holy Mosque, located by the Holy Haram Piazza in front of King Fahd Gate.
The luxury hotel features direct views of the Grand Mosque and the Holy Kaaba. The hotel has five restaurants, namely, Jasmin Café, Al-Fayhaa Restaurant, Al-Andalus Restaurant, Al-Noor Restaurant and Lagenda Restaurant.
Makkah Millennium Hotel is located close to many main attractions in the city, including important Islamic holy sites that are less than five miles away. Zamzam well, Jabal Al-Nour, Cave of Hira and the Makkah museum are some of the nearby landmarks, while other areas of interest close by include a large shopping mall, supermarket, and a variety of international restaurants and lounges.