IHG Hotels & Resorts is introducing its Hotel Indigo brand to Saudi Arabia following the signing of Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road, which is scheduled to launch in March 2025.
This news also marks the first hotel to be signed under the Master Development Agreement (MDA) between IHG and RIVA Development Company via its wholly owned subsidiary RIVA Hospitality for Hotel Services Company.
Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road will have Riyadh’s cultural influences infused into its DNA through a visionary design which captures the historical charm of local heritage and influences of nearby modern architecture.
A new-build property, Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road will be home to 228 design-led rooms, two dining options, a pool and a fitness centre. The vibrant hotel will also boast 353m2 of meeting and events space.
Managing director – India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, Haitham Mattar declared: “We are pleased to announce the signing of a new Hotel Indigo in Saudi Arabia in partnership with RIVA Development Company, aligned to our robust expansion plans in the Kingdom over the coming years. Hotel Indigo is a unique brand that allows every individual property to draw inspiration from the local surroundings and offer an immersive and authentic experience to guests. As a result of the Saudi Tourism Development Strategy, there will be a rising wave of travellers coming to Saudi Arabia and seeking differentiated travel and an increasing demand for hotels that offer authentic and refreshingly local experiences. Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road will seamlessly address these needs. Guests will be able enjoy local experiences, modern design and intimate service with the peace of mind and consistency of staying with one of the world’s largest hotel groups.”
Also commenting was co-founder, RIVA Development Company, Engr. Mugbel S. Al Thukair, who is also the chairman, RIVA Hospitality for Hotel Services Company: “We are pleased to bring a global boutique hotel brand, Hotel Indigo, to a distinct location in Saudi Arabia. Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdallah Road will be an ideal choice for travellers seeking a uniquely local hotel experience in the city of Riyadh, where the culture of the surrounding neighbourhood will be reflected in the vibrant sights, sounds and flavour of the hotel. It also gives us great confidence to partner with IHG, and to be able to leverage their wide experience, expertise in the industry and reputation as one of the leading and most trusted hotel companies in the world. We look forward to welcoming guests when we open our doors in March 2025 and providing them unique experiences that will make their stay with us a truly memorable one.”
Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo is now present in over 20 countries with more than 120 hotels and over 100 hotels in the pipeline. IHG currently operates 38 hotels across five brands in Saudi Arabia, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and voco. A further 20 hotels are in development and due to open within the next three to five years.