Client Equinox Hospitality Group, LLC

Sofitel Makkah

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Built to accommodate the ever-increasing influx of visitors to Makkah (or Mecca), these six new properties overlook the Grand Mosque, Masjid al-Harem, located in the center of Makkah. This traveler's oasis consists of white marble floors and rich tones that create a luxurious intermingling of the prevalent French and Arabic cultures. The lobby space is defined by crystal chandeliers, white lacquered Arabic screens, and a uniquely carved focal stair. The grand-scale hotel lobbies accommodate seating areas, coffee lounges, and additional amenities for a large number of travelers at any one time.

Large 700-seat dining spaces accommodate hotel guests in a sophisticated contemporary style around Muslim prayer schedules. Private dining rooms and intimate spaces were carved out of the dining areas to create a sense of privacy and intimacy with physical or visual separation from other groups.

It was important that each guest room face the Mosque of al-Haram, with special care taken to prevent the foot of the bed and bathrooms from facing the Mosque. Connecting rooms as well as double and twin bed layouts were maximized for families and social groups traveling together.

At a glance

814 Guest Rooms

Three 22 Story Towers

700+ Restaurant Seating


Culturally Sensitive Design


Interior Design


million Muslim visitors annually make the pilgrimage to Makkah.


The cost of land in Makkah near Masjid al-Haram is the highest per square meter in the world.


Makkah, Saudi Arabia, the holiest city in Islam, receives nearly 200,000 visitors during the peak holy season.