IHG, Arif Group sign management agreement for new voco hotel in Jeddah

19th November 2020 (Last Updated November 19th, 2020 16:47)

Multinational hospitality company IHG Hotels & Resorts and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)-based Arif Group have entered management agreement for new voco hotel in Jeddah.

IHG, Arif Group sign management agreement for new voco hotel in Jeddah
IHG currently operates 95 hotels across seven brands in the Middle East. Credit: © InterContinental Hotels Group.

Multinational hospitality company IHG Hotels & Resorts and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)-based Arif Group have entered management agreement for new voco hotel in Jeddah.

The IHG’s new upscale hotel brand voco was launched in 2018.

Slated to open for guests in the first quarter of 2022, voco Jeddah North will feature 145 rooms.

In addition to the guest rooms, the newly built hotel also features an outdoor pool, a gymnasium, and a spa equipped with four treatment rooms.

Also included are an all-day dining restaurant, a coffee lounge, and a rooftop lounge, as well as 1,710m2 of meeting and banqueting space.

IHG India, Middle East & Africa managing director Pascal Gauvin said: “We are excited to partner with and welcome Arif Group to the IHG family with the signing of voco Jeddah North.

“With redevelopment of waterfront projects, airport infrastructure and high-speed train connectivity, Jeddah is emerging as an important destination within Saudi Arabia – it is also a crucial link between the Holy cities of Madinah and Makkah.

“We are also pleased to add another voco hotel to our growing upscale portfolio in the Kingdom and cater to a wide range of guests expected to visit the country in the coming years.

“With the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 progressing, KSA is a priority market for us in the region and we remain committed to our growth ambition in the country.”

IHG has 95 hotels under seven brands in the Middle East.

Separately, IHG announced the opening of the first voco hotel in the Americas. The 50-room hotel is located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side.