09 June 2017

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall.

The mall is an important shopping destination in Jeddah with an annual visitor rate exceeding 13 million visitors.

The hotel’s connection to Alandalus Mall makes it an attractive location for families as well as transit guests to Makkah, IHG said in a statement.

The hotel is linked to important roads to the south, west and east, including King Abdullah Road and Prince Majed Road, which connect it to the new King Abdulaziz Airport, with a commute of less than 15 minutes. The hotel is also close to Al-Haramain train station, allowing guests to reach the Grand Mosque in less than 20 minutes.

Hathal Al-Utaibi, chief business development officer, Alandalus Property Co., said: “We are honored and delighted to partner with IHG in order to launch Staybridge Suites in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdom maintains the largest economy in the Middle East, and as a result, corporate travel within the country, and particularly in Jeddah, is considerable.

“As the GCC’s economy continues to expand, Jeddah will continue to grow as a commercial hub for industries such as engineering, real estate, construction, and IT/telecommunications. This means an ever-increasing number of visitors who need long stay options in the city. Staybridge Suites Jeddah Alandalus Mall now offers business travelers a world-class extended-stay experience whenever they make Jeddah their home-away-from-home.” The new hotel will comprise 164 suites: a mix of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites, complete with spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, guest laundry rooms and high-speed Internet connections. Additionally, the Jeddah Alandalus Mall location will offer seven meeting rooms, a banquet hall, outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a gym, and a business center.

Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer — IMEA, IHG said: “As part of IHG’s diverse family of brands, Staybridge Suites endeavours to provide guests with the best extended-stay experience possible. We believe our unique offering, coupled with an excellent location near the heart of Jeddah, will allow Staybridge Suites to serve the needs of Saudi Arabia’s families, religious and leisure tourists, and business travelers alike.”

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