IHG to open 12 Next-Gen Holiday Inn Express hotels across Saudi Arabia

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As a part of this Master Development Agreement with Tashyid for Hotels Operations Limited, IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed Holiday Inn Express Jeddah as the first property in these plans.

The development of these 12 new hotels, altogether housing 2,500 rooms, under the Holiday Inn Express brand allows IHG to diversify its mainstream offering across the country.

Brand growth across Saudi Arabia

In line with the demand for new accommodation offerings created by initiatives under Saudi Vision 2030, IHG is set to introduce Holiday Inn Express to a number of destinations across the country, starting with Jeddah.

This brand championing simple, smart travel will cater for the modern traveller visiting Saudi Arabia for either business or leisure, including Saudi Arabia’s biggest and growing demographic of millennials and Generation Z travellers.

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “As we continue to expand our presence and diversify our offering, in line with Saudi Arabia’s tourism strategy, we are delighted to announce a partnership with Tashyid for Hotel Operations to further grow our Holiday Inn Express offering in the Kingdom for domestic and international travellers alike.”

“Saudi Vision 2030 has created tremendous opportunities for the tourism and hospitality industry, and we see an increasing demand for our brands across segments. Holiday Inn Express is a great offering for smart travellers who seek a hassle free and efficient stay experience, and we are looking forward to providing this experience to guests across the country, in the coming years.”

Entry to Jeddah

The first Holiday Inn Express hotel to be signed within this agreement is Holiday Inn Express Jeddah, which is expected to open by June 2025.

The 300-key hotel will provide smart accommodation with amenities ranging from high-speed WiFi and smart TVs to premium bedding and pillow options in one of the busiest areas of the city on Al Madinah Road. Signature services will include complimentary Express Start Breakfast and speedy check-in.

Designed with the ‘Next Gen Smart traveller’ in mind, each of these Holiday Inn Express hotels in Saudi Arabia will open with reimagined public spaces and guest rooms combining trendy, efficient design with the local aesthetic. Guest experiences will reflect the target travellers’ lifestyle and needs, with public areas serving as lively and engaging spaces featuring a revamped food and beverage offering.

Falih Motasim Hajaj, Chief Executive Officer of Tashyid, commented: “ We are delighted to partner with IHG Hotels & Resorts to enable our rapid expansion within Saudi Arabia, in line with Saudi’s Vision 2030. With the Kingdom marking its presence on a global tourism map, working with leading industry partners such as IHG is key to helping set new standards of hospitality, embrace innovation and ultimately achieve a diversified economy.”