IHG debuts in Algeria with opening of the first Holiday Inn hotel
January 12, 2018 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of Holiday Inn® Algiers - Cheraga Tower. This opening marks the company’s debut in the country and with this addition, IHG now has 25 operational hotels across 9 countries in Africa.
Featuring 242 well-equipped rooms, Holiday Inn Algiers - Cheraga Tower is strategically located west of Algiers and is in close proximity to international business centres and embassies. Additionally, guests staying at the hotel will have easy access to popular tourist spots such as Downtown, Hydra District, the Opera and Sidi Fredj Marina. Set in front of the beautiful Dounia Park and overlooking the city and the ocean, the hotel can be conveniently accessed from all major motorways. Situated 30 minutes from the international airport Holiday Inn Algiers - Cheraga Tower boasts of being the tallest building in Algiers, offering a unique, panoramic view of the city.
Featuring quality amenities and top service standards associated with the brand, Holiday Inn Algiers offers a selection of family friendly dining options with two restaurants including ‘Le 101’, which is located at the top of the hotel and provides a scenic view of the city and an all-day dining restaurant - ‘Ikosium’. Additionally, guests can enjoy an array of beverages and snacks at ‘LLB’ (lobby lounge bar) and ‘La Terrasse’. The hotel also offers Holiday Inn brand’s signature Kids Stay and Eat Free programme, where kids under the age of 12 can stay and dine for free - making it an ideal choice for Algerian families visiting the hotel and international business visitors alike.
Guests at the Holiday Inn Algiers will also have access to a ‘wellness floor’ consisting of a fitness centre, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, Hammam, sauna and a treatment & massage centre. Catering to MICE and corporate guests, Holiday Inn Algiers also has four meeting rooms, a large banquet hall and an expansive indoor parking on 3 levels.
Commenting on the announcement, Pascal Gauvin, MD, IMEA, IHG: “We are thrilled to establish a footprint in Algeria in collaboration with our eminent partner, S.A.R.L Modern Towers and expand our presence in Africa. The opening of Holiday Inn Algiers - Cheraga Tower is a strategic move for us as Algeria’s proximity to Europe, airline connectivity, strong culture and heritage along with substantial business links creates a strong demand for international branded accommodation and a need for world-class hospitality.”
He also added, “The Holiday Inn brand is one of the world’s most recognizable brands and continues to be IHG’s growth engine. It is the perfect brand for us to enter the country with, as it offers friendly service and quality amenities at an affordable rate, which allows us to cater to both domestic leisure and international business travellers.”Mr. Omar Ramdane, Co-Manager, S.A.R.L Modern Towers said: “It is a privilege for Modern Towers to partner with IHG for its first hotel in Algeria, the beginning of a relationship of mutual trust and professionalism. I am confident that Holiday Inn Algiers-Cheraga Tower is a first step. We hope to develop similar projects in the future that will meet both IHG's expectations and the ambitions of Modern Towers.''
About IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group)
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, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,300 hotels and more than 785,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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