InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two new Holiday Inn properties in Saudi Arabia — Holiday Inn Madinah King Abdulaziz Road will be launched in collaboration with Loulouat Al Madinah Hospitality, and Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra along with Al Hokair Group.

Holiday Inn Madinah King Abdulaziz Road will feature 180 guestrooms along with 2,000 sqm of banqueting space and a business center. Scheduled to open in 2020,   the hotel will offer two dining options and a range of recreational amenities.

The 253-key Holiday Inn Jeddah Al Hamra will have six meeting rooms, and a business centre along with an outdoor pool, gym and spa facilities.

Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said, “We are excited to leverage our experience of this market to bring more hospitality options to a broad range of travellers.

“Saudi Arabia remains a key strategic market for IHG in the Middle East, and we are proud to collaborate once again with our esteemed long-term partner, Al Hokair Group, and also to partner with Loulouat Al Madinah Hospitality for the first time. These signings demonstrate our commitment to Vision 2030 and the development of the rapidly evolving hospitality sector in the Kingdom.”

IHG’s new projects are expected to attract both religious and corporate travellers.

Natasha Nitturkar