IHG to open Holiday Inn Madinah West in Saudi

IHG to open Holiday Inn Madinah West in Saudi
Expected to open in 2022, the 700-key property will cater to religious tourists expected as part of Vision 2030
Published: 20 October 2019 - 10:30 a.m.
By: Priyanka Praveen
The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will expand in Saudi Arabia with the Holiday Inn Madinah West, after signing a management agreement with hospitality supplier The Arabian Hospitality Company.

Expected to open in 2022, the 700-key property will cater to religious tourists expected as part of Vision 2030.

Speaking about the property, Pascal Gauvin, managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “Given their solid presence in the Middle East, 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 strengthen our offering to cater to this important group of travellers. Holiday Inn is a brand known and preferred by travellers across the globe, and we are confident that Holiday Inn Madinah West will be a great success.”

Holiday Inn Madinah West will be IHG’s fourth hotel in Madinah, joining InterContinental Dar Al Hijra, InterContinental Dar Al Iman, and Crowne Plaza Madinah.

“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,” said Sherif Abo Hashish, financial consultant for Arabian Hospitality Company.

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