Emaar Middle East, a business subsidiary of global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, has commenced the handover of Saudi Arabia’s first five-star serviced apartments in Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower. Located directly on the Haram Plaza, the elegantly designed and superbly serviced apartments offer breath-taking views of the Holy Kaaba, Haram, and the Holy City of Makkah.
The luxurious Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower are located on levels 30 to 41 of the iconic Makkah Clock Tower, a Fairmont Hotel, which is a focal point of the Abraj Al Bait complex and part of the King AbdulAziz Endowment of The Two Holy Mosques.
One of the world’s tallest hotel towers, the 601 metre high tower is also distinguished by the majestic landmark, the 40-metre (130 ft) Clock, visible from 17 km, announcing daily prayers, and a Lunar Observation Centre and Islamic Museum that aims to preserve the Muslim heritage for future generations.
Designed to Emaar’s world-class standards, the serviced apartments have a dedicated spacious lobby for residents, offering them direct access to their homes as well as to a modern shopping mall, and which directly leads to the Haram. The lobby is specially designed for the convenience of Emaar’s residents and has dedicated areas for prayers offering direct views of the Holy Kaaba and Haram.
There are only 316 serviced apartments in Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower, all of them spacious and with the highest level of finishes reflecting Emaar’s quality standards. They are aesthetically designed with advanced lifestyle amenities, and with direct access to the Haram. The apartments are serviced by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, adding to the convenience of the residents who also benefit from easy access to the diverse facilities offered by the hotel.
With handover commencing, visitors to the Holy City of Makkah can also rent the serviced apartments through Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. A limited number of serviced apartments in Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower are available for sale for potential investors. These apartments are being sold for a 23-year leasehold ownership with the additional opportunity for the customers to enter them on a rental pool to be managed by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties, said: “It gives us tremendous pride to commence the handover of homes in Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower during the Holy Month of Ramadan. These 5-star serviced apartments – a first of its kind in the Kingdom - are designed to provide an inspiring experience for residents, who visit or stay in the Holy City of Makkah.”
Eng. Ahmad Al Kulli, General Manager, Emaar Middle East, said: “The handover of the elegantly designed 5-star serviced apartments in Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower is extremely special for us, and we are thankful to everyone who has extended their support. We are delighted to offer the limited collection in the tower on leasehold ownership. In addition, customers can benefit from the first-class hospitality provided by Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. They can also opt for a rental programme with Fairmont, allowing them to leverage the global sales and marketing reach of the hotel brand.”
Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower includes spacious serviced apartments of various designs and sizes including studios and one- to three-bedroom residences. Ideal for pilgrims and families who desire a home in the Holy City, the spacious residences, range in size from 40 to 230 sq m.
The design elements reflect the Islamic heritage, and most homes have a kitchen, living area, dining area, built-in wardrobe, bathroom and spacious bedrooms. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will provide its exceptional brand of housekeeping, maintenance, concierge, bell, valet, security and owner's services to residents.
A shopping mall, restaurants, and modern medical centre located within the Abraj Al Bait complex will meet every-day necessities while residents in Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower will also benefit from a dedicated floor for prayer, gymnasium, business amenities, preferential access to a range of dining outlets, and conference & banqueting facilities within the hotel.