The Abraj Kudai, set to be completed in 2017, will become the largest hotel in the world with 10,000 rooms to made available to the public.
The building will be located two kilometers away from the site of Mecca, which attracts 2 million Muslims for the annual Islamic pilgrimage.
The $3.5 billion development project will span 1.4 million square meters to also include a mix of shopping mall, convention centre, bus station, helipads and food court.
The hotel will consist of twelve towers, which are designed to accommodate Hajj visitors, house prayer halls and dining spaces. The articulatory inspiration comes from traditional desert fortresses within the region. Out of the twelve towers, two will offer five-star accommodations and services, while four start accommodations are provided to the rest. Areen Hospitality has been appointed to carry out the hotel and room interior design for the development.