IHG® Motels & Resorts, one of many world’s main lodge corporations, with 6000 accommodations throughout 18 manufacturers, has signed a franchise settlement that may see a Lodge Indigo property open in Oxagon, a coastal industrial metropolis in NEOM, situated within the Northwest area of Saudi Arabia.
In Oxagon, thriving communities will exist seamlessly alongside clear trade, industrial, hospitality, leisure and retail actions. The 250-key Lodge Indigo property shall be located in Oxagon’s first residential group and can open its doorways in 2026. Designed to seamlessly combine work, reside, and play, Oxagon’s neighborhoods shall be totally walkable, with sustainable on-demand mass transit and micro mobility options.
As considered one of IHG’s way of life manufacturers, Lodge Indigo properties supply a gateway to a few of the world’s most inspiring places. Simply as no two neighborhoods are alike, no two Lodge Indigo properties are the identical, taking inspiration from the realm round every lodge to tell all features of the visitor expertise, from the lodge’s boutique design method to domestically impressed eating places. Equally, the Lodge Indigo property in Oxagon shall be designed as a life-style vacation spot providing thrilling retail and eating ideas together with cafés, a pool lounge, and a specialty restaurant. Moreover, residents and guests may have entry to a variety of leisure and wellness services together with a spa and 24-hour health centre.
Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, India, Center East & Africa, IHG, mentioned: “We’re delighted to announce our first IHG lodge within the thrilling and quickly growing area of NEOM. Lodge Indigo is devoted to embracing the distinctive essence of every native vacation spot, guaranteeing that our accommodations really embody the spirit of their places. We’re excited to announce the upcoming opening of this new property in Oxagon, the place an progressive blueprint for trade and memorable livability is being crafted. This extraordinary institution is about to welcome company in 2026. As well as, our way of life model, Lodge Indigo, has seen nice success within the Kingdom with a number of signing prior to now months. As our presence out there continues to develop, we’re dedicated to supporting the targets of Saudi Imaginative and prescient 2030 by providing distinctive hospitality experiences to leisure and enterprise travellers visiting the nation.”
Redefining the normal industrial metropolis, Oxagon will put folks, innovation, and sustainability on the core of its improvement and shall be house to a devoted analysis and innovation campus and a next-generation sustainable port with a completely automated and built-in provide chain. Vishal Wanchoo, CEO of Oxagon mentioned: “Lodge Indigo’s imaginative and prescient to create a boutique neighborhood lodge reflecting Oxagon’s ethos of bringing folks and know-how collectively in concord with nature, makes IHG the best associate for the primary upscale property for our city communities. As progress throughout our industrial and innovation ecosystems speed up, these agreements be sure that distinctive hospitality experiences can be found to tenants, residents, and guests from the outset.”
Chris Newman, Govt Director, Lodge Growth at NEOM, commented: “Lodge Indigo has earned international recognition for its unmatched potential to mix character and luxury, infusing the distinctive spirit of every neighborhood it operates in. We’re delighted on the alternative to create distinctive visitor experiences that replicate the fascinating fantastic thing about their surroundings. With this property, we wish to seize the true essence of Oxagon’s progressive method to the trade, its outstanding folks, and the cutting-edge know-how that defines it. We’re assured that IHG is the right associate to embark on this endeavor with us, leveraging their experience to convey our imaginative and prescient to fruition.”
IHG at the moment operates 37 accommodations throughout 5 manufacturers in Saudi Arabia, together with InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Vacation Inn, Staybridge Suites, and Voco, with 31 accommodations within the improvement pipeline set to open inside the subsequent three to 5 years. Final month IHG signed a administration settlement to open a Lodge Indigo in Mohammed Bin Salman Non-profit Metropolis in 2025.