The world’s largest hotel is under construction in the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is located at the Manafia area in Mecca’s central zone. The Abraj Kudai will have 10,000 rooms over 45 floors and 12 towers. It will have 70 restaurants, a ballroom, a full size convention centre, an extravagant shopping mall and four helipads. Five floors will be reserved for the sole use of the Saudi royal family.
According to Arabian Business, 10 of the towers will provide four-star accommodations, while the other two towers will be offering five-star amenities. These towers act as both residential spaces and hotels for lodging purposes. Technical services are located at the basement level of the podium. By the time it will open the Abraj Kudai will overtake the Malaysia’s “First World Hotel”.
It is expected to cost around $3.5 billion to complete the project and is funded entirely by the Saudi Ministry of Finance. This enormous hotel is more like a mini city in its own right. It was projected to open in 2017, but a financial hiccup in 2015/16 halted construction and pushed out its completion to 2020