Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has partnered with Al Rawabi Regional Company for Hotels, Resorts and Tourism to open a new property in Saudi Arabia.

Expressing his views on this new partnership, Pascal Gauvin, managing director, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG said, “IHG is delighted to partner with Al Rawabi Regional Company for Hotels, Resorts and Tourism to further expand and diversify our portfolio in the Kingdom. As a result of Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia presents unprecedented opportunities for the hospitality sector and we are excited to leverage our experience of the market with an ambitious expansion plan.”

A 25-minute drive from King Khalid International Airport, Intercontinental Durrat Al Riyadh is in close proximity to King Abdullah Financial District and a few luxury shopping malls of the region. Set up on a 1,54,000 sqm of lush green space, the property features 152 well-equipped rooms and ten private chalets.

Guests will be able to choose from five dining options. Recreational amenities will include an outdoor and indoor pool, a fitness centre, a tennis court, a spa, a kid’s club and miniature golf.

Focusing on the MICE aspect, this IHG resort will offer a business centre, seven meeting rooms and a banquet room.

Meanwhile, IHG is also gearing up to launch the biggest property yet under its new upmarket Voco brand in Saudi Arabia. The 4200-key Voco Makkah in Mecca, Saudi Arabia is scheduled to open in early 2020.

Apurva Minchekar