JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed an agreement with Dyafah Al Mutahida LLC to open a 200-key Staybridge Suites in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. This will be the first Staybridge Suites property, offering an extended stay experience, in Saudi Arabia.
Staybridge Suites Hira Street will be developed on a 14,700-square-meter plot and will form part of Dyafah Al Mutahida’s mixed-used development including retail outlets, healthcare facilitie,s and a multi-purpose hall.
“With the major expansion to Jeddah’s airport and the boom in real estate construction, Jeddah is becoming an increasingly important commercial hub,” said Mohammed BaGabas, Dyafah Al Mutahida LLC. “With Staybridge Suites, we know we will be delivering a home-from-home environment and high quality service to the discerning business travellers attracted to Jeddah.”
The property’s suites will feature interiors designed to create a residential environment and meet the needs of extended-stay guests. Suites will feature fully-equipped kitchens, separate working areas, as well as entertainment and communication facilities including free WiFi.
The agreement to develop a Staybridge Suites in Jeddah forms a key part of IHG’s strategy to expand all its brands in the city, which the hotel group has identified a primary focus area in the Middle East. Staybridge Suites Hira Street will join three existing IHG properties in Jeddah: the 300-room InterContinental Jeddah, 323-room Crowne Plaza Jeddah, and 319-room Holiday Inn Al Salaam Jeddah.