InterContinental Hotels Group on recruitment drives as it prepares to open first Voco hotels in Saudi Arabia
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced plans to host an open career day for Voco Makkah, the world’s largest Voco hotel, and Voco Al Khobar on Thursday.
Being held at Crowne Plaza Al Khobar, Crowne Plaza Jeddah and Dar Al Tawhid InterContinental Makkah between 9am and 5pm, the open day aims to bring together the best talent within the hospitality industry in Saudi Arabia.
The newest addition to IHG’s global portfolio of brands, Voco has enjoyed rapid growth with multiple signings across the Middle East, including two properties in Saudi Arabia.
The 4,200-room Voco Makkah, when fully operational in early 2020, will cater to the growing number of religious travellers in Saudi Arabia while Voco Al Khobar is set to open its doors to guests later this year.
Pascal Gauvin, managing director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said: “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.”