InterContinental Hotels (IHG) has signed its first hotel in Algeria, the Holiday Inn Algiers-Cheraga Tower.
The 243 room hotel will be developed by Ramdane Group and managed by IHG.
IHG director of development, France & North Africa, Brice Marguet said the Holiday Inn would fill a significant gap in the market as there were no internationally branded mid-scale hotels in Algiers.
“Holiday Inn Algiers-Cheraga Tower will provide much needed international standard mid-scale accommodation for international and local business travellers,” he explained.
“Holiday Inn offers the things that matter most to guests - great beds, great showers and fantastic service, with an up-to-date look.
“Guests can expect a consistent experience at an affordable price just like any of our Holiday Inn hotels around the world.”
At 75m high, the 25-storey hotel will become one of the tallest buildings in Algiers.
The hotel will feature 500sqm of meeting space and a restaurant with 145 covers. Guests will have access to a spa with indoor swimming pool and fitness facilities, as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
Holiday Inn Algiers-Cheraga Tower will be located to the west of the city, half an hour from the Algiers International Airport Houari Boumediene, which receives direct flights from major European cities including London, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt and Istanbul.
Ramdane Group chief executive Omar Ramdane said: “It is a privilege for Modern Towers to partner with IHG on its first hotel in Algeria.
“This is the beginning of a relationship of mutual trust and professionalism. I am confident that Holiday Inn Algiers-Cheraga Tower is a first step.
“Together we will deliver international standard accommodation that will attract inbound business.
“We hope to develop similar projects in future that will meet both IHG’s expectations and Modern Towers’ ambitions.”
Ramdane Group has operated in Algeria for 40 years.