IHG seizes Saudi’s strong tourism sector with Crowne Plaza Riyadh

Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace - Lobby
The lobby at Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace, its 32nd property in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

As the Kingdom shifted its focus to the tourism sector, IHG seized the opportunity to unveil its latest property in partnership with Dur Hospitality. The Saudi government plans to develop resorts off the kingdom’s Red Sea coast. In addition, it would make more investments and create partnerships with international investors and hoteliers in the coming months.

“The hospitality landscape is developing at an astonishing pace”

Pascal Gauvin, managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace. Tourism is an integral part of Vision 2030 as the country endeavours to attract more foreign visitors as part of the economic diversification strategy. As a result, the hospitality landscape is developing at an astonishing pace and we are keen to take advantage of this massive opportunity.”

Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention
Another one of IHG’s property in Riyadh – Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention

“We are delighted to be working with a reputed industry player such as Dur Hospitality and look forward to extending true hospitality to our guests staying at Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace,” Gauvin added.

Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace is a 304-room hotel that is located in the Ministries Quarter, a popular business district. It’s close to the King Fahd Stadium and the King Fahd Cultural Centre; less than 30 minutes from the King Khalid International Airport.

The property is designed to pamper guests with amenities such as an outdoor pool, a club lounge, spa, and fitness centre. And at the end of the day, guests can sleep better with the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage System. It includes an aromatherapy kit and an ultra-soft premium bedding.

Meeting room at Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace
The meeting room at Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace

Redefining the business travel experience

Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace promises to ‘redefine the business travel experience’ by offering a comprehensive range of facilities for corporate and MICE travellers. The hotel features five meeting rooms measuring 1,400 sqm and a dedicated team to see the events. Business travellers on different time zones won’t be disappointed as well. They can work anytime as the hotel features a 24-hour business centre, fully equipped with the latest tech.

“This opening demonstrates our shared confidence in the future growth of the Saudi tourism sector”

Hassan Ahdab, president of hotel operations, Dur Hospitality commented: “We are proud to build on our existing partnerships with IHG, who clearly understand the Saudi market and have a proven track record of success here. This opening demonstrates our shared confidence in the future growth of the Saudi tourism sector and we have no doubt that Crowne Plaza Riyadh Palace will add significant value to the city’s hospitality offering.”

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