Each year, more than 15 million Muslims from all around the world make a spiritual pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. With that many visitors, the area needs plenty of hotel space. And, as Travel + Leisure reports, it will soon have it with the opening of the Abraj Kudai -- which will be the largest hotel in the world.
This 1.4-million-square-meter building cost a whopping $3.5 billion to build. Once Abraj Kudai is complete, it will have more than 10,000 rooms. Accommodations aren't the only thing this massive hotel will offer in large numbers. T+L also reports that there will be 70+ restaurants within the complex. For comparison, consider that that's more than some entire towns (like, a lot more).
The structure itself is comprised of 12 towers, 10 of which will reportedly provide 4-star accommodations to normals. The other two will offer a 5-star experience catering to a more exclusive clientele. The Saudi royal family will also have five floors all to themselves, according to The Guardian. Swooping in will be easy; there are five rooftop helipads.
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By: Olivia Harrison.