News With 10K rooms, world's largest hotel coming to Saudi Arabia

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    How does it feel to you as an American that we have made these turds richer than you could even imagine?

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    MECCA, Saudi Arabia, May 23 (UPI) -- The two largest hotels in the world are presently located in Las Vegas, but Saudi Arabia will take over the top spot in two years -- when the 10,000-room Abraj Kudai hotel is completed.

    Modeled on a "traditional desert fortress," the Abraj Kudai complex will reach 2,000 feet into the sky and feature 70 restaurants, 12 separate towers, four helicopter landing pads, a bus station, shopping center and all of the usual refinements -- some of which will be shielded beneath one of the planet's largest domed structures.

    Ten of the towers are intended to provide four-star accommodations while the remaining two will offer luxurious five-star amenities, Arabian Business reported.

    Five of the hotel's floors are earmarked specifically for the use of the Saudi royal family, hotel executives said. When it's completed, the hotel will stand in the desert city of Mecca as a literal oasis for tourists, businesspersons and worshipers who make a pilgrimage to the holy city at least once a year.

    Total cost: $3.5 billion.

    "Due to its unparalleled size, height as well as distinguished location, exposure and architectural style, the building appears as a striking landmark with a profoundly modern multifunctional identity relating to both the Saudi locality and the Islamic universality of its expected users," developer Dar Al-Handasah said on its website.

    The complex will be funded by the Saudi Ministry of Finance.

    "The city is turning into Mecca-hattan," Irfan Al-Alawi, director of the U.K.-based Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, told the Guardian. "Everything has been swept away to make way for the incessant march of luxury hotels, which are destroying the sanctity of the place and pricing normal pilgrims out."

    Mecca, the capital of the Saudi Makkah Region, has experienced a substantial hotel boom in recent years. Two million residents live there, but that number rises every year during the hajj pilgrimage period that's held annually in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhu al-Hijjah. For the entire year, about 20 million people visit the city.

    The city is already home to the world's third-tallest building, the Abraj al-Bait clocktower, which also houses thousands of hotel rooms.

    The new hotel isn't viewed by everyone as a good thing for the Islamic holy city. Some see it as a sign that Mecca may be turning into a city more concerned with money than religion.

    "These are the last days of Mecca," Alawi said. "The pilgrimage is supposed to be a spartan, simple rite of passage. But it has turned into an experience closer to Las Vegas, which most pilgrims simply can't afford.

    "It has made a farce of the whole place."

    Las Vegas is currently home to the world's largest hotels -- the Venetian (7,117 rooms) and the MGM Grand (6,852) -- which have occupied those spots since 1999. In fact, 10 of the world's 15 largest hotels are located in the Nevada city.
     
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    now they have something to defend. lets see what happens when assholes like Isis start blowing them up.
     
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    I think Madonna bought a condo in one of these.
     
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    I'm okay with it. We're garbage and have been for quite awhile now
     
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    Are we admitting it now?
     
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    That ain't shit, look at all the chinese have been able to buy and build because not one politician in our country can do what is best for us and not for business.
     
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    10 -20k muslims in one hotel. I bet you could smell the stench from miles away.
     
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    The American people have bent over and raped with no lube for a long time now.
     
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    it would be nice to see saudi and it's allies and iran wack the shit out of each other. i'd buy a ticket for that fight.
     
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    By both parties right, or are you still fixated on blaming all the countries and the worlds problems on the republicans??
     
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    All politicians are scum.
     
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    Right, and we must like scum
     
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    I bet its coming. I think the same is going to happen in the far east too. China is claiming parts of Japan and Korea as within their territories and each country is building up their military. None of those countries avoid military confrontations, and each has many injustices committed by the others to redress.
     
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    we vote like idiots. something about voting must shut off people's common sense.
     
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    As long as the Kardashians are on television fat Americans are satisfied.
     
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    not all of us. the kardashians make me want to puke.
     
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    I dont get it either bro, i would rather stick a hot needle in my eye than to watch those scum bags
     
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    Exactly, because we are shit on a shingle
     
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    We deserve everything we are getting.