IHG opens two conference hotels in Middle East

Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened new properties in Saudi Arabia and Oman.

The Crowne Plaza in Madinah, Saudi Arabia has opened with 506 rooms and is set to become a hub for events, meetings and conferences with state-of-the-art facilities. The hotel features a multi-functional business centre, five fully-equipped meeting rooms and free internet access throughout the hotel.

In Oman, the Crowne Plaza Duqm has opened with 213 rooms, with 21 sea-view suites. Meeting facilities include a 780 m2 event centre, which includes two ballrooms and one boardroom. The event centre also comprises a business centre and four separate meeting rooms.

Ali Salih, general manager of Crowne Plaza Duqm, said: "Duqm is fast becoming a hotspot for travel and business within Oman. With the hotel’s location on the beachfront combined with its premium business facilities we are confident that Crowne Plaza Duqm is an attractive offering for business and leisure guests alike. We look forward to a successful opening period."

Mostafa Blanco, general manager of Crowne Plaza Madinah, said: "With the one of the best locations in the Holy City of Madinah, we are confident that Crowne Plaza Madinah is the perfect destination, not only for religious travellers, but also for business and leisure guests. Our ideal location, combined with fantastic facilities and the best service that the hospitality industry has to offer, means that we are offering guests the perfect package. We look forward to a busy opening."

IHG is currently the largest international hotel company in Saudi Arabia, both by number of hotels (23) and by number of rooms (5,600). 

In Oman, the group also now operates four Crowne Plaza hotels in Duqm, Muscat, Sohar and Salalah, with InterContinental Muscat Hills and Holiday Inn Muscat Airport in the development pipeline. IHG opened a Crowne Plaza conference hotel in Doha last year.

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