IHG partners with TRSDC

IHG and TRSDC have signed a Management Agreement to open the InterContinental Resort Red Sea in KSA. The new InterContinental Resort will open during phase-I of The Red Sea Project’s development, and will be nestled within the premium Red Sea Development location. Phase-I is well underway, and will be completed by the end of 2023.

Speaking on the announcement, Haitham Mattar, MD, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG Hotels & Resorts, says, “We are committed to leveraging the growth opportunities that are aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and the priority destinations highlighted in the Saudi Tourism Strategy. We are excited to be partnering with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), the  world’s ambitious regenerative projects, to strengthen our offering in Saudi Arabia and collaborate on sustainability initiatives that make this destination unique. These initiatives are in line with IHG’s 10-year ‘Journey to Tomorrow’ action plan with a focus on our commitment to drive change amonmg people. We anticipate building scale in the Kingdom to deliver a landmark development to meet the needs of a diverse guests expected to visit in the coming years.”

The announcement comes as InterContinental Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 75th anniversary of luxury travel with a celebration of rich heritage, iconic hotels among others. The InterContinental Resort Red Sea will exemplify the brand’s values,  travel, and cultural discovery. The hotel will offer guests sweeping views of the desert and dramatic mountain vistas, with diversity for discerning global travellers, as part of one of the world’s ambitious luxury tourism developments set within an archipelago of over 90 pristine islands.

Each of the resort’s 210 sea-facing rooms will have direct beach access, allowing guests to walk right out into the Red Sea’s sands from the terrace. The resort will include seven different gastronomic experiences, sprawling pools and recreational facilities, a spa, a health club, and meeting and event spaces for leisure and business travellers, and groups.

John Pagano, CEO, The Red Sea Development Company and AMAALA, says, “Given IHG’s global expertise and our  legacy in the Kingdom, we are happy to partner with them to bring world-class hospitality to our guests at The Red Sea Project. IHG is the ideal partner to build on our hospitality offerings and taking them to the next level. With their understanding of the local landscape, high standards of quality, focus on sustainability and responsible travel, we are confident this partnership will see best results. We also look forward to welcoming guests to this luxury leisure destination.”

Many  giga projects are being developed across Saudi Arabia, such as Qiddiya, AMAALA, Riyadh Central, Diriyah Gate, Jeddah Downtown, Rua Al Haram, Rua Al Madinah, Al Ula, NEOM, and King Abdullah Financial District. When completed, the Red Sea Development is set to be amongst the most premium leisure destinations in the Kingdom. IHG currently operates 37 hotels in Saudi Arabia across five brands, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Staybridge Suites and VOCO.

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