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.


Lebanese influencer Nour Arida is face of Tous jewelry

Updated 24 February 2020

Lebanese influencer Nour Arida is face of Tous jewelry

Spanish jewelry, accessories and fashion retailer Tous’ Valentine’s Day collection celebrates love with a new advertising campaign targeting the Saudi market.

The company unveiled the result of its collaboration with Lebanese fashion blogger Nour Arida, who was the subject of a photo and video shoot for the Tous campaign in Barcelona, Spain. The photoshoot features Arida wearing Tous Valentine’s Day jewelry as well as special gold pieces from the brand’s latest collection. 

“The advertising campaign captures the romantic side of love, reflected in the wholesome connection between the young fashionista and her husband who appeared with her in the photos,” the brand said.

In a romantic setting, Arida showcased the “Heart and Key” collection, especially designed by Tous in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Spontaneous photographs and videos were taken for her, which will be used in stores to promote the brand’s newest collection in the Saudi market. 

The collection features earrings, rings and bracelets with modern designs, all made from precious materials including sterling silver, in addition to yellow and rose gold. “While adding a romantic touch to every piece, the refined materials have been shaped into intricate designs that highlight the savoir-faire of Tous designers and their great attention to detail,” a statement said.

The collection also includes selected pieces especially made for customers in the Saudi market, in an effort to better cater to their needs. 

Tous also launched “Hold,” a collection that “redefines the rules of jewelry making,” and features pieces adorned with pearls, gold and diamond inserts, as well as precious stones.

“Tous’ new collection has proven once more that the company’s major focus will remain on providing the modern woman with innovative, unique and fashion-forward designs. The lovely heart motifs and the famous Tous bears are undeniably the most romantic elements of the collection as they adorn bracelets, necklaces and earrings, embodying love in the most adorable way,” a statement said. 

Tous’ latest handbag collection features chic and pretty models, mostly in red, the color of love and romance. 

The bags come in various silhouettes, underlining the creativity of the brand’s handbag designers.