In 2007 in a poll of around 100 million people the ancient Nabatean city of Petra in Jordan, was chosen as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. The city’s carved rose-red sandstone rock facades, tombs, and temples have made it one of the defining images of Jordan. Petra’s claim to fame was permanently etched when it was featured in the movie Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade in 1989. Petra is also an important stop on the itinerary of pilgrimages to the Holy Land.
Located 3.5 kms from Petra is the awesome Petra Marriott Hotel, a true oasis of modern luxury in this very ancient land. Combining traditional Jordanian warmth and the Marriott’s expertise at this level of luxury, this is a property that speaks class in its every facet. Almost all the rooms have spectacular views of the valley and are spacious without exception.
The Petra Marriott Hotel has multiple choices for dining. Start the day at the Dushara Restaurant with an elaborate breakfast buffet of a variety cuisine. Dine at Hala Hala Restaurant beneath the clear blue skies and delicious Arabic food while enjoying the breathtaking view. For relaxation, you can swim in the outdoor pool and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Petra Mountains or rejuvenate your body with a Turkish bath, sauna or massage. For a banquet or special event, you couldn’t find a finer choice as the hotel also features 1,790 square feet of event space overlooking the Petra Mountain.
Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas. All the rooms have a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a minibar. Featuring a shower, the private bathrooms also include a hairdryer and a bathrobe. Other facilities include a sitting area and cable channels. The hotel is located a little over 1.6 km from Obelisk Tomb and 2.4 km from the College of Archaeology, Tourism and Hotel Management.