InterCon expands in Jordan


InterContinental Hotels Group is to manage the newly-planned Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn hotels at the Dead Sea in Jordan.

The Middle East’s largest hotel operator has signed a management contract with Jordan’s Social Security Corporation for the 420-room Crowne Plaza and 202-room Holdiay Inn, thereby increasing the company’s portfolio to eight properties in the Kingdom.
The Crowne Plaza will be built on a 70,000 sq m site and offer a wide range of facilities consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, including meeting and conference rooms, ballroom, restaurants tennis courts and playgrounds for children. The Holiday Inn is to be built on a 41,000 sq m site and will consist of 74 rooms, 128 chalets, meetings rooms, various restaurants, a health spa, swimming pools and playing fields for children.
Dr Khalid al Wazani, general manager of Social Security Corporation, believes that “these two projects will further emphasize the strategy of the corporation in enhancing its tourism investments not only on the shores of the Dead Sea but also inland. This initiative will serve to create further job opportunities for the Jordanian people.”
 “The agreement means that InterContinental Hotels Group will be able to provide an even greater choice of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes in Jordan,” said Chris Moloney, chief operating officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East & Africa.
In keeping with InterContinental Hotels Group standards, the two new hotels will provide accommodation with a combination of high quality service, facilities and value for money. Already in Jordan, InterContinental Hotels Group manages the InterContinental Jordan, the newly-opened InterContinental Aqaba, the Crowne Plaza Amman, the Crowne Plaza Resort Petra and the Holiday Inn Amman, out of a total of 63 hotels and resorts under management in the Middle East.