IHG has signed a management agreement with the Arabian Hospitality Company to open the Holiday Inn Madinah West in 2022.
Once completed, the 700-room property will be IHG’s fourth hotel in Madinah (also known as Medina), joining the InterContinental Dar Al Hijra, the InterContinental Dar Al Iman and the Crowne Plaza Madinah. The property will be close to Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport.
The new property is expected to cater to the influx of religious tourists expected as part of Vision 2030.
“Given their solid presence in the Middle East, we are excited to partner with The Arabian Hospitality Company as we strengthen our presence in Saudi Arabia,” Pascal Gauvin, IHG's managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, said in a statement. “Religious tourism remains a major driving force of Saudi’s economy and we continue to strengthen our offering to cater to this important group of travelers.”
IHG currently operates 33 hotels across the InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Suites brands in Saudi Arabia with a further 20 in the development pipeline due to open within the next three to five years as of Sept. 30.