IHG debuts in Algeria with the Holiday Inn brand

IHG debuts in Algeria with the Holiday Inn brand
The Holiday Inn Algiers - Cheraga Tower.
Published: 11 January 2018 - 1:52 a.m.
By: Devina Divecha

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has opened the Holiday Inn Algiers – Cheraga Tower, marking the company’s debut in the country.

With this addition, IHG now has 25 operational hotels across nine countries in Africa.

Featuring 242 rooms, Holiday Inn Algiers – Cheraga Tower is located west of Algiers and is in close proximity to international business centres and embassies. Additionally, guests staying at the hotel will have easy access to popular tourist spots such as Downtown, Hydra District, the Opera and Sidi Fredj Marina. Set in front of the Dounia Park and overlooking the city and the ocean, the hotel can be accessed from all major motorways and is 30 minutes from the international airport.

The property offers a selection of family-friendly dining options with two restaurants including Le 101, which is located at the top of the hotel and an all-day dining restaurant – Ikosium. Additionally, guests can enjoy an array of beverages and snacks at LLB (lobby lounge bar) and La Terrasse. The hotel also offers Holiday Inn brand’s signature Kids Stay and Eat Free programme, where kids under the age of 12 can stay and dine for free.

Guests at the Holiday Inn Algiers will also have access to a wellness floor consisting of a fitness centre, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, hammam, sauna and a treatment and massage centre. Catering to MICE and corporate guests, Holiday Inn Algiers also has four meeting rooms, a large banquet hall and indoor parking on three levels.

 

IHG MD IMEA Pascal Gauvin said in a statement: "We are thrilled to establish a footprint in Algeria in collaboration with our eminent partner, S.A.R.L Modern Towers and expand our presence in Africa. The opening of Holiday Inn Algiers – Cheraga Tower is a strategic move for us as Algeria’s proximity to Europe, airline connectivity, strong culture and heritage along with substantial business links creates a strong demand for international branded accommodation and a need for world-class hospitality."

S.A.R.L Modern Towers co-manager Omar Ramdane added: "It is a privilege for Modern Towers to partner with IHG for its first hotel in Algeria, the beginning of a relationship of mutual trust and professionalism. I am confident that Holiday Inn Algiers - Cheraga Tower is a first step. We hope to develop similar projects in the future that will meet both IHG's expectations and the ambitions of Modern Towers.''

Across the Middle East and Africa there are 31 Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts open and an additional eight properties due to open within the next three to five years. Globally, there are close to 1,200 Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts open, with a further 262 due to open in the next three to five years.

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