InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has teamed up with Al Rawabi Regional Company for Hotels Resorts and Tourism for the launch of InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh next year.
The announcement follows several high-profile signings this year, across IHG’s midscale, upscale and luxury brands, underscoring the company’s aggressive expansion plans across the Saudi Arabia.
InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh will be located just 25 minutes from King Khalid International Airport and within close proximity to King Abdullah Financial District and high-end shopping malls, making it the ideal choice for leisure and corporate guests looking for ease of connectivity in the Kingdom’s capital. The converted property will reside on 154,000m2 of lush green oasis, offering a refuge of relaxation, home to 152 well-appointed rooms and 10 private chalets, as well as an array of facilities. These include five dining outlets, a kids’ club and miniature golf, an outdoor and indoor pool, a gym, tennis courts and a spa. Additionally, the hotel will feature a business centre, seven meeting rooms and a banquet room to cater to the demands of the MICE and corporate segments.
On the project, managing director – India, Middle East and Africa, IHG, Pascal Gauvin commented: “IHG is delighted to partner with Al Rawabi Regional Company for Hotels Resorts and Tourism Ltd. 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.”
He further noted: “IHG has a strong foothold and reputation in the luxury segment through our flagship brand, InterContinental, which has enjoyed great success in Saudi Arabia over the last four decades. We look forward to continuing this legacy with the opening of InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh.”
IHG currently operates 92 hotels across seven brands in the Middle East, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Six Senses, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, voco, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites, with a further 41 in the pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.