IHG launches Staybridge Suites in Saudi
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Al Hokair Group, the leading Saudi-based company for developing hotels and amusement parks, today announced the signing of the first Staybridge Suites property in Saudi Arabia.
Scheduled to open in February 2011, Staybridge Suites Riyadh Olaya will be located in Riyadh’s prime commercial area, Olaya District, close to prominent landmarks such as the Kingdom Centre, as well as a variety of shopping malls and restaurants.
Designed to meet the needs of upscale extended-stay guests, Staybridge Suites is an innovative all-suite hotel brand ideal for travellers seeking a residential-style hotel. With a modern, spacious interior, the suites are designed to create the ideal, homely residential environment for extended-stay travellers. All suites feature a fully-equipped kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals, state-of-the-art entertainment and communications plus free WiFi throughout the hotel.
Upon completion, Staybridge Suites Riyadh Olaya will comprise 106 well-appointed suites, offering more space compared to conventional hotel rooms, making it suitable for business travellers and families alike. The property will also have a hub kitchen, where breakfast is served every morning and is also the venue for the signature after-work receptions hosted by the general manager. Held four nights a weeks, guests are served complimentary food and beverages, while having an opportunity to network with other guests staying at the hotel.
Present at the signing was John Bamsey, chief operating officer, IHG Middle East and Africa, Sami Al-Hokair, executive vice president Al Hokair Group; Michel Karam, advisor to executive VP; Nabil Hijazi, hotel division managing director, Al Hokair Group; and Rani Gharbi