The world’s biggest hotel is set to open in Mecca

The world’s biggest hotel is set to open in Mecca in 2017, offering an unprecedented level of luxury to travellers and royalty alike in Saudi Arabia.

It’ll have 10,000 bedrooms and 70 restaurants.

The Abraj Kudai will cost about $3.6 billion, featuring 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants and four helipads.

At 45 stories tall, the desert fortress-style hotel boasts 12 towers atop a 10-storey podium, which contains a bus station, food courts, a shopping mall and an extravagant ballroom. But five floors will be off limits to other guests — they’re reserved exclusively for the Saudi royal family.

The Abraj Kudai was funded by the Saudi Ministry of Finance and designed by the Dar al-Handasah group.