IHG Hotels and Resorts has signed a management agreement to open voco & Suites Jeddah, in partnership with Rusd Group, in Saudi Arabia.

The new build project is in advanced stages of its construction and the hotel is expected to welcome its first guests in September 2024.

Located on Jeddah Beach Road, the 110-key voco & Suites Jeddah will feature rooms and suites.

The hotel’s F&B offering will encompass three dining options, including an all-day dining, a specialty restaurant, and a coffee shop.

voco & Suites Jeddah will also be equipped to cater to the business needs of guests, and has four venues for meetings and events. Other amenities include a fitness centre and a swimming pool.

It will overlook the Red Sea and is close to the new Jeddah Downtown, known as Jeddah Central Development — a mega project by the Public Investment Fund (PIF).

The hotel is a five-minute drive from the Corniche promenade and the Red Sea Mall. It is also a short drive from the Royal Court.

Haitham Mattar, managing director India, Middle East and Africa at IHG Hotels and Resorts, said, “Jeddah is an up-and-coming modern commercial hub that has long served as a gateway for pilgrimages to the lslamic holy cities of Makkah and Madinah. Recognising the potential of its hospitality sector, we are set to bring voco & Suites Jeddah.”

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IHG currently operates 40 hotels across five brands in Saudi Arabia, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites, and voco, with 36 hotels in the development pipeline set to open within the next three to five years.

It recently opened its new Saudi headquarters in Riyadh located within the King Abdullah Financial District.