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New Holiday Inn Resort to open in Jordan

Travel News Asia 18 June 2003

InterContinental Hotels Group is to manage a new Holiday Inn resort hotel on the eastern shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan.

The group has signed a management contract with Jordans Social Security Corporation for the 420-room Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea, which will become the companys sixth property in the Kingdom.

Construction is expected to start at the end of this year or early next year, and the new resort hotel should start receiving its first guests by early 2006.

The hotel, which is to be built on a 70,000 square metre site, will offer a wide range of facilities consistent with the Holiday Inn brand, including meeting and conference rooms, a grand ballroom, swimming pools, health spa, tennis courts, restaurants and a childrens playground.

The agreement means that we will be providing an even greater choice of accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes in Jordan, said Chris Moloney, Chief Operating Officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East & Africa.

The addition of the new resort to our portfolio means that we will be offering almost 2,000 rooms in the country, and we are committed to using our global network of hotels and reservations offices to reinforce efforts to promote Jordan as a unique travel destination.

Already in Jordan, InterContinental Hotels Group manages the InterContinental Jordan, the Crowne Plaza Resort Petra, the Amra Crowne Plaza Amman and the Holiday Inn Amman, out of a total of 63 hotels and  resorts under management in the Middle East. Another InterContinental hotel in Jordan is due to open late next year on the Red Sea at Aqaba.

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