InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the Crowne Plaza Riyadh – RDC Hotel and Convention Center, which marks the seventh operating hotel from the brand in the city, and the 31st in the Kingdom.
The 326-room hotel is located in the Al Ra’idah Digital City (RDC), a mixed use district expected to accommodate over 20,000 employees and around 10,000 residents.
It is in close proximity to the new financial district, the Riyadh CBD, King Saud University, Diplomatic Quarter. It is also 25 minutes away by care from the King Khalid International Airport.
Some of its facilities include 12,000 sq m of exhibition and conference space, including a three-level conference center, ballroom, large pre-function areas and 12 daylight meeting rooms.
In addition, guests can enjoy the hotel’s outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and health club.
It boasts an all-day restaurant that seats 500 guests. Other dining outlets service Japanese and Brazilian cuisine. Canapés and beverages can be enjoyed at The Lobby Café or Indoor Tea Garden.
The hotel is expected to attract business travellers specifically, according to Pascal Gauvin, managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG.
“We are observing an increased demand for guests who would like to have access to world-class business amenities. This hotel and the overall master development are perfectly suited to cater to this demand,” he said.
IHG currently has 81 hotels across five brands in the Middle East, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Staybridge Suites, with 28 hotels in the development pipeline due to open within the next three to five years.
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