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IHG expands in KSA

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall.

The mall as per statistics receives an annual visitor rate exceeding 13 million. This makes the location an attractive option for families as well as transit guests to Makkah.

Hathal Al Utaibi, chief business development officer, Alandalus Property Co, said: “The Kingdom maintains the largest economy in the Middle East, and as a result, corporate travel within the country, and particularly in Jeddah, is considerable. As the GCC’s economy continues to expand, Jeddah will continue to grow as a commercial hub for industries such as engineering, real estate, construction, and IT/telecommunications. This means an ever-increasing number of visitors who need long stay options in the city.”

The property will comprise of 164 suites offering a mix of studios, one and two bedroom suites. Additionally, for the business traveller, there are seven meeting rooms, a banquet hall, outdoor swimming pool, spa, a gym, and a business centre.

IHG operates 78 hotels across five brands in the Middle East region (GCC, Levant and Egypt), including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites, with a further 27 in the development pipeline (March YTD 2017). There are currently three Staybridge Suites across AMEA, with four in the pipeline in Middle East, three of which will be in Saudi Arabia*.