25 February | 2024

Lahore, Pakistan

Holiday Inn brings innovative ‘Open Space’ to new Riyadh hotel

With modernized design, Open Lobby concept combines all public spaces into one open, lively, and cohesive space

Holiday Inn, one of the most iconic brands, is bringing its new design hallmarks to the Middle East for the first time, at the newly-opened Holiday Inn Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. The opening marks expansion of hotel’s mainstream brand portfolio across the kingdom, in line with the demand created by initiatives under Saudi Vision 2030.

For over 70 years, Holiday Inn has been one of world’s most recognized and trusted brands and it continues to create memorable experiences for thousands of guests every day. Holiday Inn is an iconic brand that has set industry standards and continues to meet the changing needs of guests by delivering exceptional experiences that can be seen and felt through the new Open Lobby, offering a mix of spaces to lounge, dine, and work, elevated food and drink options, and modernized design.

The Open Lobby concept combines all public spaces, including the reception area and the restaurant and bar, into one open, lively, and cohesive space. It allows guests to make themselves at home and enjoy their stay on their own terms, whether they’re there to eat, drink, work or socialize.

With modernized design, Open Lobby concept combines all public spaces into one open, lively, and cohesive space
Open Lobby concept combines all public spaces into one open, lively, and cohesive space

The Holiday Inn Riyadh features the first brand-defining open social hub space and is a perfect showcase for the modern and engaging public spaces that Holiday Inn has come to be known for globally. The open area will offer a vibrant communal space where guests can relax and connect with friends, family or other travelers, designed with the needs of the modern traveler in mind.

The public space includes a contemporary media lounge to unwind with friends, a coffee bar for a chat over a quick bite, and an e-lounge for those who need to catch up on the day’s news or work, whilst still being part of the social vibe of the space. Guests will be able to enjoy a bright place to connect with stylish and contemporary accommodation in the heart of the Business District, all the while being within 10 minutes to King Khalid International Airport and other major business offices.

Holiday Inn Riyadh General Manager Nael Tamim said that his team was excited to open the doors of this new and innovative Holiday Inn in the Saudi capital and welcome their first guests to the business district. “Reliably familiar, yet refreshingly different, this brand-new Holiday Inn Riyadh has everything guests need whether they are traveling for business or leisure. With a contemporary look and feel, the hotel has been designed to meet the needs of all travelers. Our open space gives our guests and visitors a warm and welcoming place to relax, work or socialize, the ideal location to enjoy dinner or drinks with colleagues, friends and family,” he added.

The hotel is home to the Casa Oliva restaurant, which serves authentic Italian food alongside innovative fusion options inspired by regional Saudi cuisine, while L’Espresso Bar offers a wide range of coffee selections, drinks, and gourmet café snacks. This new, purpose-built hotel features 138 contemporary rooms, including 18 suites with kitchenettes, two swimming pools, a well-equipped gym, 24/7 concierge service, and versatile meeting spaces.

Guests will feel right at home in Holiday Inn Riyadh’s spacious, modern light-filled rooms, each featuring comfortable bedding, large TVs and free unlimited high-speed WIFI. Families are well catered for with family rooms and interconnecting suites and the Holiday Inn signature promise – Kids Stay and Eat Free. This opening is the first in an exciting period of growth for the Holiday Inn brand in the Middle East, with other hotels in the pipeline. The Business District property joins IHG Hotels and Resorts’ global portfolio that includes nearly 5,180 open or in pipeline Holiday Inn brand family hotels.