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IHG Opens the 290-room Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan in Saudi Arabia


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 4 June 2013:
IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), the largest international hotel group in Saudi Arabia both by number of rooms and number of hotels, today announces the opening of Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan in downtown Riyadh.

The eight storey hotel is located close to the vibrant business district, Olaya, within easy reach of the iconic Al Faisaliyah and Kingdom Tower and linked to the city and King Khalid International Airport by major roads.

Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan delivers comfort and relaxation and promises friendly service and modern facilities at excellent value. Its 290 rooms include 46 spacious suites featuring Jacuzzi bathtubs in the en-suite bathrooms.

The hotel offers guests a choice of several dining outlets, including the all-day dining restaurant, Oasis. Located in the hotel’s atrium, the restaurant offers a variety of cuisines in a modern setting. Guests also have the option of the Tea Garden which provides continental and oriental cuisine in a relaxing backdrop. A modern gymnasium with sauna and spa facilities are on offer, as well as a colourful kids’ area so parents can relax as their children are entertained.

Catering for the business traveller and conferences and events market, Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan’s conference floor offers 16 meeting rooms to accommodate a variety of requirements: from boardrooms for 10 people, to larger venues that can host conferences of up to 120 people.

Mohamed Dabbass, General Manager, Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan added, “It is with great pleasure we open this hotel in the heart of Riyadh’s business district. We are proud to be a part of the Holiday Inn family, which has a rich heritage in Saudi Arabia. Holiday Inn brings with it the guarantee of comfort and quality which we know our guests value and seek.”

Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer for India, Middle East and Africa at IHG said, “We are excited to see Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan welcome its first guests through the doors. With Riyadh’s business districts booming, this new hotel answers the city’s growing demand for comfort, functionality and value accommodation. This is the fourth Holiday Inn to open in Riyadh and is a fantastic hotel which demonstrates why the brand is so successful both in Saudi Arabia and globally.”

Holiday Inn, which turned 60 last year, has a long history in the region, with the first Holiday Inn hotel opening in 1977 in Oman. Today, there are 3,445 properties in the Holiday Inn brand family globally, with another 694 due to open over the next five years.

IHG opened the first international hotel in KSA in 1975 and the Kingdom continues to be a major focus for the hotel group, representing the largest pipeline for new hotel openings in the region with a further seven hotels scheduled to open in Saudi Arabia by 2018.

Guests can book rooms now at the Holiday Inn website – www.holidayinn.com.  IHG’s Best Price Guarantee promises any guest who finds a qualifying, lower room price elsewhere online a free night and the rest of the stay to match the price.

For all the latest updates from the Holiday Inn Riyadh Meydan team visit their Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/HolidayInnRiyadhMeydan

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group)
[LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with nine hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts. IHG also manages Priority Club® Rewards, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 73 million members worldwide. The programme will be renamed and relaunched as IHG Rewards Club in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and more than 674,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.priorityclub.com for more on Priority Club Rewards. For our latest news, visit www.ihg.com/media, www.twitter.com/ihg, www.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.

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Elisabeth Middlemas
Four Communications
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