Veteran Hotelier Fady Najib Sawaya Discusses the Saudi Market

Veteran Hotelier Fady Najib Sawaya Discusses the Saudi Market

Having spent 24 years with IHG, Fady Najib Sawaya has vast experience and expertise in the hotel industry, especially in Saudi Arabia. We spoke to Sawaya, area GM at IHG Riyadh Central Hotels and GM of Crowne Plaza Riyadh RDC Hotel & Convention Center, to learn more about what’s happening in the local market.

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Were long-stay hotels luckier during the pandemic?

Were long-stay hotels luckier during the pandemic?

HN tries to highlight the experience of long stay hotels in the region and how did they mitigate the impact of the crisis.

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IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City appoint new  Area General Manager

IHG Hotels at Dubai Festival City appoint new Area General Manager

Schmelter joined the cluster Hotels on October 1, 2020 and is responsible to drive the performance of InterContinental, InterContinental Residences Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday  Inn and Dubai Festival Arena by InterContinental at Dubai Festival City.

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IHG to debut Hotel Indigo in Oman with a 176-room property

IHG to debut Hotel Indigo in Oman with a 176-room property

Established in 2004, Hotel Indigo now has a presence in more than 20 countries with over 120 hotels and over 100 hotels in the pipeline.

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IHG announces the retirement of Pascal Gauvin MD, IMEA and appointment of a new leadership

IHG announces the retirement of Pascal Gauvin MD, IMEA and appointment of a new leadership

Gauvin was appointed as COO of IMEA in 2011 and MD of IMEA in 2017. He has been with IHG for over 28 years of his 40-year career in hospitality.

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Will Accor and IHG merge to form the world’s biggest hotel chain?

Will Accor and IHG merge to form the world’s biggest hotel chain?

A marriage between the two firms would propel them far ahead of U.S. rival Marriott by number of hotel rooms, with over 1.6 million between the two.

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HN Meets David Todd, head of operations, Middle East and Africa, at IHG

HN Meets David Todd, head of operations, Middle East and Africa, at IHG

While IHG has a clear strategy, well-loved brands and a robust business model, we are not immune to a crisis of this magnitude.  During this challenging time, we have stayed focused on being there for our guests.

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IHG debuts 40-room Hotel Indigo in Larnaca, Cyprus

IHG debuts 40-room Hotel Indigo in Larnaca, Cyprus

Hotel Indigo Larnaca will operate under the international agreement between IHG, Sunnyseeker Hospitality and Quality Group.

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InterContinental Le Vendôme Beirut sold, to cease operating as an InterContinental branded hotel

InterContinental Le Vendôme Beirut sold, to cease operating as an InterContinental branded hotel

As one of the world’s leading hotel companies, we remain committed to Lebanon and continue to operate IHG branded hotels in the country, including InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut.

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First Hotel Indigo in the Middle East debuts in Dubai

First Hotel Indigo in the Middle East debuts in Dubai

The flagship property in the region will open its doors in the coming summer along the banks of the Dubai Creek, minutes away from Burj Khalifa.

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