Global hospitality leader IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed a management deal with the Rusd Group to introduce voco & Suites Jeddah, bolstering its premium portfolio in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The 110-key new-build hotel will open in September 2024.
The collaboration with the Rusd Group underscores IHG’s commitment to expanding its influence across the kingdom.
IHG currently operates 40 hotels across five brands in Saudi Arabia, with an additional 36 in the pipeline in the three to five years up to 2028.
voco’s premium appeal in the region
Championing a unique blend of informality and charm, voco has gained immense popularity in the MENA [Middle East and North Africa] region, with successful ventures in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon and Egypt.
Overlooking the Red Sea and close to the Jeddah Central Development, voco & Suites Jeddah will cater to both leisure and business travellers.
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The property’s location, a 5-minute drive from the Corniche promenade and the Red Sea Mall, makes it a strong choice for those seeking a premium stay.
It is also close to the Royal Court, making it a preferred destination for government officials and high-end guests.
Haitham Mattar, managing director for India, the Middle East and Africa at IHG Hotels & Resorts, expressed excitement about the venture, recognising Jeddah’s potential as a modern commercial hub.
“Jeddah is an up-and-coming modern commercial hub that has long served as a gateway for pilgrimages to the lslamic holy cities of Makkah and Madinah…
“… Recognising the potential of its hospitality sector, we are set to bring voco & Suites Jeddah […] a significant milestone for IHG Hotels & Resorts as we continue to expand our presence in the vibrant and dynamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
Hospitality and amenities
Situated on Jeddah Beach Road, the hotel offers 110 rooms, suites, three varied dining options, a fitness centre and a swimming pool.
It is also equipped to meet the business needs of domestic and international guests, providing four venues for meetings and events.