Dubai: Marriott International announced on Wednesday the opening of a Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, making it the brand’s largest property globally.

The 1,100-room property is close to the centre of Makkah and the Masjid Al Haram.

Marriott International, of which the Sheraton brand is a part, said there is strong demand for hotels in Makkah.

The latest hotel is Marriott’s fifth in Makkah and 24th in Saudi Arabia.