Cairo, Egypt, August 21, 2002: The InterContinental Al Ahsa, the newest of 20 Six Continents Hotels properties in Saudi Arabia, has linked up with airport authorities to help ease entry formalities for visitors to the Kingdom`s Eastern Province.
A newly-opened office at Al Ahsa Airport, set up by the hotel in conjunction with the authorities, features a reception area where visitors are assisted with entry procedures, hotel bookings, travel arrangement and other leisure and corporate requirements.
“This new facility significantly eases entry formalities for visitors,” said Kevork Deldelian, general manager of the InterContinental Al Ahsa , who signed the agreement with Dr Mohammed Al Ghamdi, manager of Al Ahsa Airport in the presence of the hotel owners, Al Hussain and Al Afaleq Company.
“The InterContinental Al Ahsa is within easy reach of Al Hofuf Domestic Airport, and has good air, road, and even train links to major Saudi Arabian centres and other Middle East countries, which makes it an attractive destination for the business and leisure market.”
Designed in the style of a nearby 16th century castle, Qaser Ibrahim, the InterContinental Al Ahsa meets the highest requirements of Middle Eastern, overseas and expatriate leisure and business travellers. The décor, restaurant selection and the 16th century castle design of the hotel is in keeping with the heritage of the area.
Opened in April, the InterContinental Al Ahsa boasts royal, presidential, bridal, executive and junior suites with the latest in-room facilities, including modem and voicemail, and an interactive television system providing a remote internet TV service. Guests can also choose from six fully-serviced, self catering three bedroom villas, with a private garden as well.
With a 2100 square metre Qaser Al Moua’tamarat conference and convention centre and state-of-the-art banqueting facilities, it is a superb venue for a wide range of events, from conferences to product launches and weddings.
Offering the finest food fare in Al Ahsa are The Silk Road Restaurant, an open kitchen eatery serving mainly Chinese and Indian, The Med Restaurant,offering both buffet and a la carte Mediterranean cuisine, and Al Bustan Restaurant, boasting an outdoor garden and serving a wide array of Middle Eastern dishes, as well as cocktails, and unique flavors of “Hubbly-Bubbly”. In addition, Café Elite and Al Maha Lounge cater for light refreshments, hot beverages, pastries and cigar selection.
The hotel’s Inter-Fit health club and spa features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Turkish bath, steam room, whirlpool, massage, facial treatments and aerobics.
As with all InterContinental properties, it offers conference, meetings and incentive organisers “The Meeting Place”, a dedicated programme designed to take business conferences and corporate events to new levels of convenience.