World’s Biggest Hotel To Open In Mecca (See Photos)
The biggest hotel in the world is set to open in a different desert.
Towering over the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Abraj Kudai hotel will feature 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants and four helipads.
Set to open in 2017, the project will cost around $4.5 billion and has been designed to look like a desert fortress.
The mammoth hotel will be 45 stories high, made up of 12 towers standing on top of a 10 storey podium. There will be a shopping mall, food courts, a bus station and a huge ballroom to service the millions of people that converge on the city for the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Five of the floors will be strictly off limits to guests and reserved entirely for the Saudi royal family.