Intercontinental Hotels Group to launch Voco in Jeddah
Hospitality group made the announcement after signing an agreement
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will be launching Voco Jeddah Gate in Saudi Arabia, after it signed an agreement with Nouh Mohamad Nouh and Partners Limited.
This agreement marks the third signing in of IHG’s upscale brand Voco in Saudi Arabia within nine months and follows the recent announcement of the signing of world’s largest Voco in Makkah.
The 681-key hotel that is expected to open in January 2021, will be IHG’s sixth hotel in Jeddah and the fifth brand from the IHG family.
Voco Jeddah Gate will offer MICE facilities, including four meeting rooms to accommodate up to 600 guests and two dining options.
Commenting on this, Pascal Gauvin, managing director, IHG India, Middle East & Africa said: “Voco has been received extremely well in Saudi Arabia and we are encouraged with the confidence that our owners and partners have shown in the brand.
"With Vision 2030, Saudi Arabia is poised for a new era of travel as the country undergoes a historic period of growth and transformation. This presents unprecedented opportunities for the tourism and hospitality industries and the kingdom remains a priority market for us,” he added.
IHG currently operates 92 hotels across seven brands in the Middle East, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Voco and Six Senses, with a further 38 in the development pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.