IHG expands Saudi Arabia portfolio with Hotel Indigo signing

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IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a management agreement with Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City for a new Hotel Indigo in the innovative city.

This signing is representative of IHG’s ongoing support for the Saudi Vision 2030, which includes the endeavour to bring new hospitality experiences to developments across the Kingdom.

Growth across Saudi Arabia

The new Hotel Indigo Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City Riyadh, which is expected to open in 2025, will add to IHG’s overall growth across the various developments within Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 tourism strategy. The new hotel will open in what’s to become the first nonprofit city of its kind and an incubator for institutions supporting innovation, entrepreneurship and future leaders.

Haitham Mattar, MD in India, Middle East and Africa for IHG, said: “We are delighted to partner with Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City, a flourishing community of creative thinkers and innovative pioneers that will build the future of Saudi Arabia. The city is devoted to encouraging youth leadership for a better future in the Kingdom, and our partnership is a wonderful opportunity to continue our support for Saudi youth and Vision 2030.

“Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City is an ideal destination, as it represents a vast oasis within the city, and close to the historical capital, Riyadh. The new Hotel Indigo in Riyadh will cater to guests visiting Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City and looking to experience its business innovation, recreational entertainment options, cultural learning opportunities, outdoor destinations, and various other unique activities.”

Located next to the city’s Al Mishraq Zone, the hotel aims to become a living laboratory where innovation and social life thrives. Guests will be able to take part in the city’s cultural experiences and make the most of its fine dining restaurants.

An innovative hospitality experience

The newbuild property will accommodate guests in 234 rooms and suites along with 138 serviced apartments. Other facilities will include three dining concepts including a neighbourhood café, specialty dining venue and lobby lounge. The hotel will also be home to four multi-purpose meeting spaces, a contemporary health club and a swimming pool.

The site will place guests just 15 minutes from the city centre of Riyadh and only 10 minutes from the UNESCO World Heritage At-Turaif District in Al-Dir’iyah. Guests will have easy access to a diversity of landscapes and innovative sites within the development such as Misk Art Institute.

David Henry, CEO of Mohammed Bin Salman Nonprofit City, commented: “I am very pleased that IHG has selected our city for another world class hotel offering that will be designed to provide a range of services that align with our youth-oriented focus.

“We are also delighted that the Ministry of Culture will oversee the inclusion of Saudi artwork in the hotel, thereby aligning with the missions of the Foundation’s Misk Art Institute, and the Hotel Indigo brand.”