Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza do weekends


WITH the festive season fast approaching, the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotels across the region are offering various an Autumn Weekends deal for families to get away.

The hotels and resorts offer special weekend rates, available seven days a week from October 1 to January 4.
Eleven Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts throughout the Middle East, including Oman, Jordan and the UAE are serving up packages starting from as little as $58 per night including breakfast. 
Holiday Inn properties, meanwhile, are offered the promotion across 18 hotels throughout the Middle East, including Egypt, Oman and Saudi Arabia with packages starting $30 per night including breakfast. This offer includes free accommodation for up to two children and teenagers under 18, sharing their parent’s room; with breakfast included free of charge for children under 12.
The Holiday Inn Resort Safaga Palace, in Egypt, is a great getaway for families offering a variety of facilities, activities and services; the resort’s Ice Cream Boulevard and supervised Kids Fun Park are firm favourites with the little ones. With more than 30,000sqm of landscaped gardens, a private beachfront and marina, the resort which caters to all ages is a big attraction to water enthusiasts. For exploring below the depths, the resort has a private diving centre, including over 14 multilingual instructors. Above water, guests can try kitesurfing, sail to the surrounding islands on catamarans or exhilarate on the banana boat rides.
Another appealing destination for families is Muscat in Oman, where the Holiday Inn Muscat Hotel Al-Madinah is within close proximity to Seeb International Airport. With 81 guest rooms and six suites, each guest room is equipped with cable television that offers everything from the latest movies to favourite children’s shows, along with a mini fridge, and bathtub.
Alternatively, families could check in to Half Moon Bay Holiday Inn Resort on Saudi Arabia’s east coast, 40 km from Al Khobar. The resort provides luscious waterfront views and features a number of family oriented facilities including 60 one and two bedroom villas complete with kitchenettes and parking, along with 41 spacious family guest rooms.
Heading further North, the Crowne Plaza Resort Petra in Jordan is a popular destination with tour groups, couples on romantic getaways and history enthusiasts; and only steps away from the entrance to the siq and the old city with its world famous archaeological sites.