InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with leading hospitality supplier, The Arabian Hospitality Company, for the Holiday Inn Madinah West project.
Scheduled to open in 2022, the new property will cater to the influx of religious tourists expected as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and reinforces IHG’s commitment to expand its presence and diversify its portfolio across the Kingdom. Once completed, the 700-key property will be IHG’s fourth hotel in Madinah, joining InterContinental Dar Al Hijra, InterContinental Dar Al Iman, and Crowne Plaza Madinah.
Conveniently located in one of the most frequented pilgrimage areas in Saudi Arabia, Holiday Inn Madinah West will be within close proximity to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, making it a great base for religious tourists.
Managing director – India, Middle East and Africa, IHG, Pascal Gauvin spoke on the project: “We are excited to partner with The Arabian Hospitality Company, as we strengthen our presence in Saudi Arabia. Religious tourism remains a major driving force of Saudi’s economy and we continue to bolster our offering to cater to this important group of travellers. Holiday Inn is a brand known and preferred by travelers across the globe, and we are confident that Holiday Inn Madinah West will be a great success.”
Financial Consultant, The Arabian Hospitality Company, Sherif Abo Hashish added: “We are proud to be partnering with an experienced, global hospitality company such as IHG, which has a strong legacy in Saudi Arabia. Holiday Inn Madinah West will offer quality branded accommodation to the increasing number of pilgrims visiting the Kingdom and we look forward to welcoming them in 2022.”
IHG currently operates 33 hotels across four brands in Saudi Arabia, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites, with a further 20 in the development pipeline that are due to open within the next three to five years.