IHG Hotels & Resorts debuts first urban luxury resort in Riyadh

IHG Hotels & Resorts debuts first urban luxury resort in Riyadh

This marks the group’s first urban luxury resort and spa in the Saudi capital

IHG Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa to its portfolio in Saudi Arabia.

After a US$12 million refurbishment, the property is now the first InterContinental resort in Riyadh, part of IHG Hotels & Resorts' luxury & lifestyle collection.

Located at the northern gate of Riyadh, the resort is set on 154,000 square metres of a lush landscaping with a lagoon and comprises 162 guestrooms, suites and stately private villas, each with a private pool, as well as six dining outlets.  

IHG’s Voco Doha West Bay Suites hotel opens in Qatar
IHG to add 10,000 rooms to Saudi portfolio by 2025
Voco Dubai The Palm opens on West Palm’s beachfront

Renowned interior design studio Kristina Zanic Consultants worked on the refurbishment of the resort, transforming all rooms, suites, villas, dining venues and public areas. 

The new interiors reference the property’s Arabian architecture and the local heritage in a contemporary style with warm tones, natural materials, textured finishes and organic patterns. 

The resort will be the first to bring the Thai luxury brand, HARNN Heritage Spa, to the Middle East to offer its brand of holistic treatments inspired by botanicals.


General manager Marc Reissinger said: “Durrat al Riyadh’s heritage as a place to escape to has been reimagined with an array of ways to unwind, celebrate and retreat. We can’t wait to welcome our guests from both near and far to experience the resort and our service. 

"InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa will set the tone for unbounded adventure in the area, marrying deep knowledge of the destination with an understanding of what luxury means to the discerning modern-day traveller.” 

For more information, visit 

Share article

View Comments