IHG signs up Crowne Plaza Riyadh
INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS Group (IHG) has announced the signing of the Crowne Plaza Riyadh, in partnership with Mohammed A. Al Swailem of Commercial Investment.
This will be IHG’s second Crowne Plaza in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and is scheduled to open in late 2010.
Primarily servicing business travellers, the hotel will feature over 300 rooms and suites and will be located in the northern part of Riyadh sitting directly between the airport and the city centre.
John Bamsey, chief operating officer, IHG, Middle East and Africa said, “We are delighted to be developing the Crowne Plaza Riyadh, our first property with Mohammed A Al-Swailem for Commercial Investment Company Ltd, who already own a large portfolio of successful companies throughout Saudi Arabia.”
The new hotel will offer seven separate meeting rooms, spanning a total area of 800 sq m, making it the ideal choice for business meetings. For larger scale events the hotel will also offer a 450 sq m banqueting hall with the capacity for over 700 guests.
The three primary dining outlets include an all day dining restaurant, a specialty grill and an Asian noodle restaurant. The hotel will also feature an exclusive health club and a fully equipped gym.
IHG currently operates 79 hotels and 19,476 rooms across the Middle East and Africa with a further 41 properties and 10,819 rooms in the development pipeline.