IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, today announced the opening of Staybridge Suites® Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in partnership with Al Khorayef & Sons Co. The 189-key hotel will be the first Staybridge Suites property in Al Khobar and the second in Saudi Arabia.
Strategically located in business district and a 45-minute drive from Dammam Airport International Airport, the new Staybridge Suites Al Khobar is an iconic building and offers modern serviced apartments for guests looking for a home away from home. Stylishly designed and furnished with thoughtful amenities for extended stays, each serviced apartment is fitted with a living area, a full kitchen, and a workspace for the perfect blend of work and relaxation. A collection of studios, as well as one- and two-bedroom apartments are available for single professionals or families moving into the rapidly developing business district of Al Khobar. With the modern-day corporate traveller in mind, Staybridge Suites boasts a host of facilities including a 24-hour, fully-equipped Fitness Centre so guests can maintain their fitness regimen and a swimming pool for a refreshing dip after a long day.
Pascal Gauvin, Managing Director, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “We are excited to open the doors of Staybridge Suites Al Khobar in partnership with the Al Khorayef & Sons Co and look forward to welcoming guests to this superb property. As the largest international hotel group in Saudi Arabia, we have in-depth knowledge of the Kingdom and the latest addition to our portfolio is in line with the rising demand for long stay accommodation, due to an expected increase in business travel in Saudi Arabia.”
Bandar Alkhorayef, CEO of Al Khorayef & Sons Co added: "We are proud to partner with a strong global player such as IHG, who has a great reputation in operating world-class hotels. We are confident that the unique offering, coupled with an excellent location will make Staybridge Suites Al Khobar the hotel of choice for many visitors to the region. Whether travelling on business, relocating or planning a vacation with family, guests can look forward to an upscale home away from home experience.”
There are currently four Staybridge Suites® hotel open across the Middle East, with a further six due to open in the next three to five years.**
**Figures as of 30 June 2018
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Al Khorayef & Sons Co
Established over 60 years ago in the Kingdom, Al Khorayef & Sons Co is a group of companies with an International presence. After making its name in the agriculture sector, the company diversified its activities and continued its success in numerous other industries including real estate development, petroleum solutions, manufacturing, trading and government contracting.