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The number of hotel rooms in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is forecast to double by 2018 according to a new report. The ‘Jeddah Hotel Market Overview’ report by JLL reveals that the current supply of 8,600 rooms in the city will double – with another 8,600 rooms forecast to be added to the market by 2018.With a total stock of 17,200 hotel rooms estimated by 2018, major projects in the Jeddah pipeline include: The Ritz Carlton, Jeddah; Radisson Blu Al Salamah;  Movenpick City Star; Elaf Galleria and Assila Hotel & Residence by Rocco Forte.

Christian Renz, vice president for sales and marketing for Rocco Forte Hotels commented:  “With the growth figures of Jeddah doubling, Jeddah was a clear choice for Rocco Forte Hotel’s development in the Middle East. “The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is also one of our strongest outbound markets worldwide for our European hotels, so we felt it important to have a presence in the region.