Holiday Inn & Suites Taif and Staybridge Suites Taif set to open in Q4 2025 

Holiday Inn & Suites Taif and Staybridge Suites Taif set to open in Q4 2025 

IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed Holiday Inn & Suites Taif and Staybridge Suites Taif in partnership with Al Jumaiah Group. In Q4 2025, Al Shafa, Taif, will open both properties. The destination, situated 2,500 meters above sea level, boasts historical sites and panoramic scenic views. The new resorts will play a vital role in supporting Taif’s growing hospitality scene, further cementing IHG’s commitment to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. 

Taif is playing a key role in contributing to achieving Saudi Arabia’s ambitions for the tourism and hospitality sector. Additionally, substantial government investments in infrastructure are contributing to its emergence as a prominent tourism destination. With its year-round leisure demand appeal, the dual signing of IHG hotels will add 280 rooms, thus catering to the high demand for world-class hospitality offerings in the city.

Haitham Mattar, IHG’s managing director of IMEA, commented: “We are pleased to strengthen our relationship with our partner Al Jumaiah Group. We bring two brands from our Essentials and Suites collections to the beautiful city of Taif. Proudly opening the first internationally branded hotel in Taif, we are determined to continue strengthening our footprint. Thus, further bringing new brands to the city as it grows into a prominent tourism destination in the country.

He added: “Saudi Arabia is a priority market for IHG. Our continuous growth reflects our commitment to the vision of the country’s leadership and emphasizes our dedication to supporting it. Our new hotels, Holiday Inn & Suites and Staybridge Suites, will bring a unique blend of offerings to the city. Each will play a vital role in advancing the tourism and hospitality sector.”

Abdulaziz Al Jumaiah, CEO of Al Jumaiah Group, said: “We are pleased to further strengthen our partnership with IHG. We value the continuation of increasing our investment portfolio and strengthening this partnership. We are proud to continue supporting Saudi Arabia’s growing tourims and hospitality sector together. This signing aligns with our vision of offering exceptional hospitality experiences in the city of Taif.”

Al Jumaiah Group is one of Abdullah Ali Al-Jumaiah’s multi-activity investment companies that has kept pace with the rapid growth of the hospitality scene in the kingdom. The company invests in this sector by undertaking several projects of various uses in regions of the kingdom, including hotels, resorts, and multi-use tourism and entertainment projects. These projects are expected to significantly contribute to propelling the development of Saudi Arabia’s tourism and hospitality sector.

Staybridge Suites Taif

Nestled amid the mountains of Al Shafa, Taif, Staybridge Suites Taif will feature villas, studios, one- to three-bedroom apartments, providing unobstructed views of the mountain range. Additionally, the resort will include an all-day dining and specialty restaurant, a fitness center, and a pool.

Holiday Inn & Suites Taif

Situated in the Al Shafa Mountains, Holiday Inn & Suites Resort Taif is ideal for travelers seeking a relaxing getaway. Amidst stunning scenery and comfortable accommodation, including standalone chalets, guests will benefit from a variety of amenities. For those looking to unwind, the resort’s swimming pool and fitness center make a perfect pair. Moreover, the site will also comprise retail shops, a cinema, and a ballroom.

IHG manages 40 hotels across 5 brands in Saudi Arabia, with a robust pipeline of 32 hotels set to open in the next two to five years.


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Rita Ghantous is a hospitality aficionado and a passionate writer with over 9 years’ experience in journalism and 5 years experience in the hospitality sector. Her passion for the performance arts and writing, started early. At 10 years old she was praised for her solo performance of the Beatles song “All My Love” accompanied by a guitarist, and was approached by a French talent scout during her school play. However, her love for writing was stronger. Fresh out of school, she became a freelance journalist for Noun Magazine and was awarded the Silver Award Cup for Outstanding Poetry, by The International Library of Poetry (Washington DC). She studied Business Management and earned a Masters degree from Saint Joseph University (USJ), her thesis was published in the Proche-Orient, Études en Management book. She then pursued a career in the hospitality industry but didn’t give up writing, that is why she launched the Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun Newsletter. Her love for the industry and journalism led her to Hospitality Services - the organizers of the HORECA trade show in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan, as well as Salon Du Chocolat, Beirut Cooking Festival, Whisky Live and other regional shows. She is currently the Publications Executive of Hospitality News Middle East, Taste & Flavors and Lebanon Traveler. It is with ultimate devotion for her magazines that she demonstrates her hospitality savoir-faire.

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