June 10, 2015 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the first Holiday Inn® hotel in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia, Holiday Inn Tabuk, located close to the city centre with convenient access to key transportation links.
The 90-room hotel close to the centre of Tabuk has well-connected transport links, with a number of international highways to Jordan, Egypt and Turkey a short drive from the hotel, and just 3km away from Tabuk airport.
Guests at Holiday Inn Tabuk can choose from a range of dining experiences including the hotel’s Al Walima restaurant offering a variety of oriental and western food, a coffee shop and the lobby lounge. Business travellers can make use of numerous function areas within the hotel including 350 square feet of banquet and meeting space, which can accommodate up to 300 people, and all of which are fully equipped with AV and Wi-Fi facilities.
Boasting an array of leisure facilities for guests to enjoy, the hotel houses an outdoor swimming pool, a recently renovated gym and fitness centre, sauna, tennis court, as well as providing table tennis and billiard activities.
Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “The opening of Holiday Inn Tabuk will be our eleventh Holiday Inn in Saudi Arabia and affirms our continued dedication to enhancing the brand’s portfolio throughout the country. Saudi Arabia is a key market for us and through expanding our hotel offering we are catering to the country’s fast growing domestic travel industry.
“The new Holiday Inn Tabuk boasts a fantastic wealth of facilities for business and leisure travellers and we are confident that the hotel will offer a welcoming and comfortable stay.”
2015 marks IHG’s 40th anniversary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The group currently has 25 hotels operating across three brands in Saudi Arabia, including: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn with a further eight properties in the development pipeline. Across Saudi Arabia there are 11 Holiday Inn properties open and an additional two properties are due to open within the next three to five years.
There are currently 1,200 Holiday Inn hotels open across the globe.
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN™ Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 86 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 4,900 hotels and 720,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries, with more than 1,200 hotels in its development pipeline. Over 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.
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