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IHG and Regent Hotels Set To Open Luxury Hotels In King Abdullah Financial District, KAFD
IHG and Regent Hotels Set To Open Luxury Hotels In King Abdullah Financial District KAFD

IHG Hotels & Resorts is set to open two more hotels in Riyadh’s King Abdullah Financial District, known as KAFD, which is Riyadh’s newest and most iconic business district.

The 2 new luxury hotels include Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD, which are due to open by January 2027.

IHG’s first KAFD hotel, Kimpton at KAFD, is due to open later this year, which will allow visitors to explore the amazing architectural beauty of KAFD as well as world-class restaurants in the world’s largest LEED-certified mixed-use business district.

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The IHG and KAFD Partnership

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IHG Hotels & Resorts has already significantly impacted the Saudi Arabian hospitality sector with its diverse portfolio of hotel brands. The upcoming launch of the Kimpton at KAFD, as part of the IHG-KAFD partnership, is set to solidify this position further. 

The new property, scheduled to open its doors by the end of 2024, will be the first Kimpton hotel in the region. Following this, with the addition of Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD, the total number of IHG properties in KAFD will rise to three by 2027.

IHG’s Luxury Hotels at KAFD

Regent Riyadh KAFD

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Regent Riyadh KAFD will mark the introduction of IHG’s Regent brand in Riyadh. This hotel aims to redefine luxury with its serene settings, thoughtful contrasts, and imaginative extravaganzas. The 250-key hotel will feature a signature restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a tea lounge, and two cafes. 

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In addition to these culinary indulgences, the hotel will also house a state-of-the-art fitness facility and a Regent Spa. The hotel will also offer a grand ballroom, meeting rooms, VIP suites, and bridal suites for those looking to host events or meetings.

InterContinental Riyadh KAFD

InterContinental Riyadh KAFD, on the other hand, promises to captivate guests with its unique perspectives and the brand’s renowned hospitality. The 400-key hotel will showcase five food and beverage outlets, including a signature offering, two specialty restaurants, and a lobby lounge. 

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Besides these luxuries, the hotel will offer conferencing facilities, a fitness center, a spa, a swimming pool, and an indoor recreation area within a Retail Business Centre located in proximity.

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IHG’s Continued Growth in Saudi Arabia

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IHG currently operates 43 hotels across six brands in Saudi Arabia, including Voco Riyadh, InterContinental Taif, InterContinental Hotel Jeddah, Crowne Plaza Riyadh, Holiday Inn Riyadh, Voco Makkah, and Staybridge Suites Al Khobar

The opening of Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD underlines IHG’s commitment to expanding its presence in the Kingdom’s growing hospitality sector. With a robust pipeline of 32 hotels due to open in the next 2-5 years, IHG is set to continue its growth trajectory in the region.

KAFD: World’s Largest LEED-Certified District

Situated in the heart of Riyadh, KAFD is the Kingdom’s first vertical city that hosts a unique 5-asset class mixed-use district. The district comprises office spaces, luxury residences, hotels, retail outlets, and entertainment and cultural venues spread across a land area of 1.6 square kilometers. 

KAFD, being the world’s largest LEED-certified mixed-use business district, epitomizes the core values of Vision 2030 of quality of life and sustainable development.

A Sustainable Future for Riyadh

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The two new hotels will be pivotal in catering to the region’s growing demand for luxury guest experiences. Both Regent and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD will embody the principles of IHG’s ‘Journey to Tomorrow’ initiative.

It will set a benchmark for luxury stays that prioritize responsible practices and contribute to a sustainable future for the capital.

Unparalleled Luxury Experience

With the opening of Regent and InterContinental hotels in KAFD, Riyadh’s hospitality sector is set to witness a significant boost. 

The new hotels and the existing and upcoming IHG properties will undoubtedly contribute to the Kingdom’s visionary ambitions, attracting more investments into the city and the wider Kingdom. 

These new additions will offer unparalleled luxury experiences for travelers and residents alike, further elevating Riyadh’s position as a leading global destination.

More IHG Developments in Saudi Arabia

Voco Makkah

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IHG Hotels & Resorts has launched its premium brand in Makkah, Voco Makkah. This move aims to provide excellent service to religious travelers who visit Makkah during the Hajj or Umrah seasons. 

Voco Makkah, which boasts 4,321 rooms, is the largest hotel under the Voco brand worldwide and is the third voco property in Saudi Arabia.

IHG’s Hotel Indigo Oxagon

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A 250-key Hotel Indigo property will open in Oxagon, Saudi Arabia, offering exciting retail and dining concepts. Residents and visitors can access various leisure and wellness facilities, including a spa and 24-hour fitness center.

IHG Hotels in Taif

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IHG Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Al Jumeirah Group to open Holiday Inn & Suites and Staybridge Suites in the beautiful tourist mountain city of Taif in Makkah Province to add 280 rooms to their portfolio.

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