InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an agreement with the Bukhamseen Group Holding Company to build and operate IHG hotels exclusively in Kuwait.
The agreement grants country wide-exclusivity to the Bukhamseen Group for a 10-year term and covers six IHG brands, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Resort, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites.
Alan Watts, chief operating officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa, IHG said: “We are pleased to be signing an exclusive agreement with our long-term business partner – Bukhamseen Group, for further hotel development in Kuwait.
“With this signing, we look forward to increasing the momentum of our growth in the country and continue our endeavour to deliver great guest experiences to guests visiting Kuwait for business and or leisure.”
His views were echoed by Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East and Africa, IHG who said: “Our relationship with the Bukhamseen Group goes back over three decades, and together we have established a strong presence for IHG in Kuwait, with three operational hotels and one under construction.
“Each one of these hotels has a successful legacy in the country and we are confident that our future ventures together will follow suit.”