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IHG Hotels & Resorts Announce The New Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar
IHG Hotels Resorts Announce The New Hotel Indigo Residences Al Khobar

IHG Hotels & Resorts has partnered with Refad Real Estate to introduce Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar to Saudi Arabia by September 2027. 

Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar will offer over 200 luxurious hotel rooms and serviced apartments and will feature two dining options, including the Neighborhood Café and Lobby Lounge, state of the art meeting facilities, a ballroom, swimming pool, gym, and a spa.

This collaboration, supported by the Tourism Development Fund, aligns with Saudi Arabia’s 2030 vision to enhance the Kingdom’s hospitality landscape. 

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The Crown Jewel: Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar

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Set to become an iconic mixed-use lifestyle destination, the Refad project will feature Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar as its crown jewel. 

Nestled in the heart of Al Khobar’s vibrant corniche district, this distinctive property will offer an unparalleled hospitality experience, seamlessly blending luxury accommodations with the region’s rich cultural tapestry.

Mr. Abdulhadi AbdulAziz Alqahtani, Managing Director of Refad Real Estate Investment & Development Company, echoed the sentiment, stating, 

“It is an honor to partner with one of the world’s leading hotel companies to bring Hotel Indigo & Residences to Al Khobar. Hotel Indigo’s ethos of creating a boutique, neighborhood-inspired hotel aligns with our company’s vision, which is aligned with Saudi’s 2030 vision of bringing unique hospitality experiences to travelers.”

Redefining Boutique Hospitality

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As one of IHG’s esteemed lifestyle brands, Hotel Indigo properties are renowned for their unique approach to hospitality. 

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Each hotel draws inspiration from its surrounding neighborhood, infusing every aspect of the guest experience with a distinct local flavor – from the boutique design to the locally inspired culinary offerings.

Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar will be no exception, promising to immerse guests in the captivating essence of Al Khobar through its thoughtfully curated ambiance and bespoke services.

Luxury Living at Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar 

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Featuring over 200 elegantly appointed keys, including hotel rooms and serviced apartments, Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar will cater to leisure and business travelers’ discerning tastes.

Facilities at Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar 

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The hotel will provide world-class meeting facilities for business travelers spanning 290 square meters, encompassing five meeting rooms and a grand ballroom. 

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Ensuring a luxury experience, guests can also indulge in a range of recreational amenities, including a refreshing swimming pool, a well-equipped gym, and a rejuvenating spa.

Culinary Experience at Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar 

To heighten the senses, the property will feature two exquisite dining options: the Neighborhood Café and the Lobby Lounge. These venues will offer guests diverse culinary experiences, showcasing the rich flavors and traditions of the region.

Haitham Mattar, Managing Director of India, Middle East, and Africa (IMEA) at IHG Hotels & Resorts, expressed his confidence in the project, stating, 

“Al Khobar boasts a vibrant tapestry of economic vitality, cultural richness, and scenic beauty, offering a serene retreat for leisure seekers. With the upcoming Refad mixed-use development that will shape Al Khobar’s leisure, entertainment, and hospitality offerings, we are confident that Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar will meet guests’ varied preferences.”

Supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

This strategic partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and Refad Real Estate Investment & Development Company aligns seamlessly with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, a bold initiative to diversify the Kingdom’s economy and enhance its tourism sector.

Expanding IHG’s Footprint in Saudi Arabia

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With this strategic addition, IHG Hotels & Resorts solidifies its presence in Saudi Arabia, where it currently operates 43 hotels across six brands, including Voco Riyadh, InterContinental Taif, InterContinental Hotel Jeddah, Crowne Plaza Riyadh, Holiday Inn Riyadh, and Voco Makkah.

Moreover, IHG Hotels & Resorts, with headquarters in Riyadh, boasts a robust pipeline of 32 hotels slated to open in the next two to five years, further cementing its position as a leading hospitality provider in the region. 

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Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar will be another addition to some of the already IHG Hotels present in Al Khobar, which includes:

Fostering Economic Growth in Saudi Arabia

The introduction of Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar promises to enhance the Kingdom’s hospitality offerings and contribute to the sustainable growth of the tourism industry and the local economy. 

By creating employment opportunities and fostering cultural exchange, this project aligns with Saudi Arabia’s broader vision of diversifying its economic landscape and promoting responsible tourism practices.

Redefining Hospitality in Al Khobar

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The partnership between IHG Hotels & Resorts and Refad Real Estate Investment & Development Company represents a significant milestone in the evolution of Saudi Arabia’s hospitality landscape. 

With Hotel Indigo & Residences Al Khobar, the region will witness a new era of boutique hospitality, where luxury, authenticity, and cultural immersion converge to create a truly exceptional guest experience. 

As the countdown to its 2027 opening begins, anticipation builds for this iconic property that promises to redefine the essence of hospitality in Al Khobar.

More IHG Developments in Saudi Arabia

IHG Luxury Hotels in KAFD

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IHG Hotels & Resorts will be adding two more hotels to the bustling King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh In January 2027. 

This district is known for being the newest and most prestigious business hub in Riyadh. The two new luxury IHG Hotels, Regent Riyadh KAFD and InterContinental Riyadh KAFD will join IHG’s first KAFD hotel, Kimpton at KAFD, which is set to open later this year. 

These hotels will provide visitors with the opportunity to discover the impressive architectural marvels of KAFD and experience the finest dining options in the world’s largest LEED-certified mixed-use business district.

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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