IHG Hotels and Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement with Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City located in Riyadh for a new Hotel Indigo property.
IHG currently operates 37 hotels across five brands in Saudi Arabia, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, and voco, with 31 hotels in the development pipeline set to open within the next three to five years.
Set to open in 2025, construction has already commenced on the Hotel Indigo Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City Riyadh.
The new-build Hotel Indigo will feature 234 guestrooms and suites, as well as 138 serviced apartments. The hotel will have three dining options, including a neighbourhood café, specialty dining venue, and a lobby lounge.
The hotel is located next to the City’s Al Mishraq Zone and 15 minutes away from Riyadh’s city centre.
It is situated only 10 minutes away from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of At-Turaif District in Diriyah, and is also located within the same development that houses the Misk Art Institute, Mohammed bin Salman Foundation “Misk” headquarters, and a conference center.
Hotel Indigo Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City Riyadh will also offer four multi-purpose meeting spaces, a health club and a swimming pool.
“Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City is an ideal destination, as it represents a vast oasis within the city. The new Hotel Indigo in Riyadh will cater to guests visiting Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City and looking to experience its business innovation, recreational entertainment options, cultural learning opportunities, outdoor destinations, and various other unique activities,” said Haitham Mattar, managing director, India, Middle East and Africa at IHG.
David Henry, chief executive officer of Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City, said, “We are also delighted that the Ministry of Culture will oversee the inclusion of Saudi artwork in the hotel, thereby aligning with the missions of the Foundation’s Misk Art Institute, and the Hotel Indigo brand.”
The Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City will be a 3.4 sq km city located in the Irqah neighbourhood, adjacent to Wadi Hanifa. At the time of its announcement in 2021, plans were outlined for an arts academy and gallery, performing arts theatre, and integrated residential complex within the development. In addition, it ̇was also being prepared to host venture capital firms and investors to incubate innovative enterprises from around the world.