25 December 2019

voco expands in Saudi Arabia with the opening of voco® Al Khobar

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IHG increases its portfolio bringing the modern and stylish lifestyle brand to the waterfront of the Arabian Gulf

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has lauched its second voco™ hotel: voco® Al Khobar in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in partnership with KSA-based developer Wasata Al Wosta Real Estate Co.

Offering a spacious, modern, stylish and unstuffy hotel experience for guests, voco® Al Khobar boasts 130 rooms, embodies the characteristics of voco™ with exclusive features and distinctive hallmarks, setting it apart for a memorable stay. Every guest will experience the voco® signature ‘come on in’ warm welcome, promising a swift and simple check in, with every room equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi, Smart TVs, executive desks and in-room refreshments. So guests can relax and indulge in some ‘me time’ when they stay at voco®.

For those looking for an alternative space for meetings, the hotel offers all the facilities to cater to a wide range of events with 11 meeting spaces from small and smart meetings, workshops, weddings and banquets, while also fitting up to 410 guests at Al Sultana ballroom.

The hotel is an ideal destination for those wanting to escape the hectic city life and unwind in a haven of ultimate relaxation. The impressive health club also features a spa, with five lush treatment rooms, an indoor pool, and two fully equipped fitness centres, assigned separately for men and women.

Located on Dhahran road and just 55 kilometres from King Fahd International Airport, voco® Al Khobar is within easy distance of the city’s landmarks, including Al Rashid Mall and Eastern Province business hub (both five minutes away), Al Khobar Corniche (10 minutes away) and Halfmoon Beach (15 minutes away) and less than 10 minutes from Saudi Aramco.

M. Allaf, Area General Manager – IHG, said: “Whether guests are staying or dining, we look forward to giving everyone a warm welcome when they arrive at voco® Al Khobar. We want all of our guests to take a moment for themselves to recharge and unwind and enjoy the personal service the voco brand is renowned for.”

Guests can enjoy a taste of ‘voco™ life’ with excellent dining experiences whether it is a quiet morning coffee or kicking off a fun evening. Horizon restaurant offers a wide range of delicious cuisines from around the world all day long, while authentic Lebanese and Indian dishes will be served at Naya and Anardana restaurants respectively.

Guests driving to the hotel can benefit from free ample parking and a valet service.

With the launch of voco® Al Khobar, IHG now operates two voco hotels in the Kingdom in addition to voco® Riyadh opened in November 2019 and one in the pipeline, in Makkah – a 4,321 room hotel opening in early 2020.

IHG currently operates 33 hotels across 4 brands in Saudi Arabia including: InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, and Staybridge Suites with a further 20 in the pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.*

*Numbers as of 30 September 2019

 

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For further information please contact:

Anne-Lise Berthon
annelise.berthon@ihg.com
+971 42 13 6517

About IHG®

IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN Hotels®, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites®Atwell Suites and Candlewood Suites®.

 

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,800 hotels and approximately 865,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries, with over 1,900 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

 

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