11 February 2018
IHG® continues expansion in Saudi Arabia with opening of Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center
InterContinental Hotels Group® (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center. The newly opened hotel will be the seventh operating IHG hotel in Riyadh and the 31st in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Having a strong foothold in Saudi Arabia since 1975, this brand-new opening further strengthens IHG’s footprint in the country. The 326-room hotel is strategically located in the Al Ra’idah Digital City (RDC), a mixed use district that is expected to accommodate over 20,000 employees and up to 10,000 residents. RDC is now welcoming multinationals, technology companies, government agencies, and many of the new ventures which are participating in the National Transformation Project 2020. Additionally, Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel is in close proximity to the new financial district, the Riyadh CBD, King Saud University, Diplomatic Quarter and lies within 25 minutes of King Khalid International Airport, making it an ideal choice for business travelers.
The Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center offers a comprehensive range of facilities to meet the needs of corporate and MICE guests travelling to and within the Kingdom. The hotel features over 12000 m2 of exhibition and conference space including a three-level circular conference center, a ballroom, large pre-function areas and 12 daylight meeting rooms equipped with modern digital technology. During their downtime, guests can enjoy the hotel’s large outdoor swimming pool or re-energise with a game of tennis at the outdoor court. For a restorative experience, the health club offers a range of relaxing treatments to help guests unwind after a long day. An on-site business center is open 24 hours a day and is equipped with the latest technology to keep guests connected to their business and their families back home.
Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center also boasts a variety of restaurants and a range of dining experiences including an all-day restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner that seats more than 500 guests. Guests can also indulge in Japanese or Brazilian cuisine, prepared by world-class chefs at the hotel’s specialty restaurants or enjoy canapés and beverages at The Lobby Café or Indoor Tea Garden.
Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center. The hotel is located in the new information technology area of Riyadh, that will be developed as the IT and Communications hub in the city, and is expected to attract business travellers from across the world. We are observing an increased demand for guests who would like to have access to world-class business amenities. This hotel and the overall master development are perfectly suited to cater to this demand. The IHG brand has built an excellent reputation in the Kingdom and we are proud to add the Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center to our growing portfolio in the Middle East region.”
Waleed Al Eisa, Chief Operating Officer, Al Raidah Investment Company said: “We are delighted to work with IHG to bring a best-in-class Crowne Plaza® hotel to Al Ra’idah Digital City. IHG continues to be a trusted brand in the Kingdom, offering guests world-class amenities, seamless guest experience and an unparalleled rewards program. The Crowne Plaza® Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center reflects our commitment to bring a full range of amenities to our tenants and to business travellers who are looking for a high quality hospitality experience.”
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