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January 12, 2021

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management agreement with Lina Snacks Foods Company, to open Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District in Saudi Arabia (KSA).

Building on IHG’s recent signings in KSA, including voco Jeddah North, this latest development supports IHG’s growth ambition in Saudi Arabia and builds on the strong signing momentum in the region.

Expected to open in January 2022, the 138-room property will be strategically located close to King Khalid International Airport and the Riyadh Front, the new leisure destination of Riyadh developed in line with Vision 2030, making it an ideal choice for both corporate and leisure guests.

Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District will feature two F&B outlets, six meeting rooms (1,216 sqm) with largest room capacity of 310 guests, an outdoor pool, a gym and a business center. The hotel is also a part of a mixed-use development, The Business District, comprising of 20 offices, a coffee shop, mosque and nursery.

Commenting on the signing, Matthew Tripolone, Vice President, Development, Middle East and Africa, IHG, said: “Saudi Arabia remains a priority market for us in the region, and we are delighted to add another hotel to our growing portfolio in the country, in partnership with Lina Snacks Foods Company. Despite the current challenges faced by the industry, we believe that Vision 2030 will continue to progress and hospitality industry will be an extremely important sector in KSA. This will be fueled by increasing demand from both business and leisure travellers coming to Saudi Arabia, in the mid-long term. Key cities such as Riyadh will be at the centre of this demand and we are pleased to further strenghten our presence in the city.”

Eid AL Subaie, CEO, Lina Snacks Foods Company, added: “We are proud to be partnering with an experienced, global hospitality company such as IHG, and look forward to leveraging their experience and understanding of the market to offer world-class amenities and excellent service to our guests visiting the city of Riyadh. Key partnerships such as this will be significant to the hospitality offering in the country, and also in creating sustainable employment opportunities in the Kingdom. Holiday Inn is a brand known and preferred by travellers, and we are confident that Holiday Inn Riyadh The Business District will be a great success.”

IHG currently operates 95 hotels across 7 brands in the Middle East, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, voco and Six Senses with a further 42 in the development pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.

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