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Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced it will open a new Staybridge Suites hotel in Alkhobar, Saudia Arabia.
This will be the first Staybridge Suites property in Alkhobar and the third to be announced in Saudi Arabia.
IHG is one of the largest international hotel groups in Saudi Arabia both by number of rooms and number of hotels.
Staybridge Suites, Al Khobar, joins five other IHG properties operating under three brands in the city, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn.
IHG said the entry of Staybridge Suites is timed to meet the rising demand for extended stay properties in Al Khobar due to its rising popularity as a regional and international business hub on Saudi Arabia’s east coast.
The hotel will form part of a larger mixed-use development, which will include retail and food and beverage outlets.
Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, Middle East, India and Africa, IHG, said: “With five properties currently in Al Khobar, we have a strong presence and in-depth knowledge of the area.
“Through the years we have observed its growth potential as a hub for both business and leisure travellers. This is our third Staybridge Suites to be announced in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in response to a growing demand for extended stay properties and we predict a strong future for the brand across the Kingdom.”