IHG focuses on Saudisation, to recruit Saudis for 200 hospitality positions

The open day is designed to recruit 200 positions across two upcoming voco hotels in KSA

IHG invites talent to establish brand in Saudi Arabia
IHG invites talent to establish brand in Saudi Arabia

Leading hotel company, InterContinental Hotels Group is hosting an open career day for voco Makkah on 5 September 2019.

Being organized at three locations namely Crowne Plaza Al Khobar, Crowne Plaza Jeddah and Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental Makkah between 9am and 5pm, the open day aims to bring together talent within the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia and highlight multiple roles, across profiles, available at voco hotels in the country.

The 4,200-room voco Makkah, when fully operational in early 2020 will cater to the growing number of religious travellers in KSA.

Commenting on the event, IHG’s managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, Pascal Gauvin said: “Encouraged by KSA Vision 2030, the tourism and hospitality sector in Saudi Arabia is expected to grow and flourish in the years to come. IHG has a long history within the Kingdom, and as we continue to expand our presence, we are committed to the hiring and development of national talent to support our growth as people are at the heart of our business. We are proud to facilitate the development of the Saudi talent and have many exciting career opportunities to offer prospective employees.”

He added: “Our newest upscale brand voco has received phenomenal response in the Middle East from our guests as well as the owners and our business partners, and I am confident the band will offer a great platform and a unique experience to the Saudi talent looking for an exciting career in the hospitality industry.”

IHG’s vice president human resources India, Middle East , Africa & Global Luxury Talent, Anna-Maria Dreesen-El Achcar added: “The open career day provide us with the opportunity to connect with passionate and ambitious talent who are looking to play a central role in Saudi Arabia’s growing hospitality industry. As we build on our long-standing, successful history in Saudi Arabia, we are focused on the empowerment of the country’s youth, and promoting female talent to develop a leading hospitality sector within the Kingdom.”

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