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Largest hotel in Saudi Arabia set to open in July

Swissotel Hotels and Resorts has announced the Swissotel Makkah in Saudi Arabia is set for commencing operations, Arab News has reported. The new property, featuring 1,487 rooms and suites, will be the largest hotel in the kingdom and the biggest entity of the hospitality chain, the firm said. The Swissotel Makkah will mark the hotel group's first venture in the Middle East, and is due to welcoming guests from the first day of Ramadan in July 2012.