Booking meeting rooms at Holiday Inn Jeddah

Booking meeting rooms at Holiday Inn Jeddah

Located in the centre of Jeddah’s downtown commercial district, close to Al-Balad Old Town and just 5 miles from the fabulous beaches of the Red Sea, we at Holiday Inn Jeddah are the ideal choice for those wanting meeting rooms in a pleasant, central location. Only 40 km from Jeddah international airport and 60 km from the Holy City of Makkah, we offer first-class facilities to business visitors from both Saudi Arabia and abroad.

Jeddah-Al Salam is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia, and the gateway to the holy Muslim cities of Mecca and Medina. When Saudi businesses look for meeting rooms, Jeddah’s Old City district, where we at Holiday Inn are located, is especially favourable. The beautiful old Medina Gate is sadly all that is left of the original 7th century city walls – but the internal areas remain. A tour of old Al-Balad’s crumbling coral stone buildings and traditional souks shows you the alternative side of modern Saudi Arabia; an ideal introduction for businesses wanting to invest here.

Jeddah is currently experiencing an economic boom, and is now considered to be the business capital of the Middle East, after Dubai. We at Holiday Inn Jeddah have the advantage of being close to both Al-Balad and Jeddah’s vibrant modern city centre. Conveniently located for the malls and designer outlets of Medina Road and Tahlia Street, we are also close to King Abdullah Street, the city’s central business district. This thoroughfare has a particular need for well equipped meeting rooms – Jeddah’s most important companies are located here, including some of Saudi Arabia’s biggest conglomerates. With a major new CBD planned, Jeddah looks set to overcome Dubai as the Middle East’s centre of commerce.

We at Holiday Inn Jeddah have two large ballrooms able to seat up to 1,600 delegates, as well as 4 smaller meeting rooms for 10 to 60 delegates. With a state-of-the-art Business Centre, high speed internet access, Executive Floors with luxurious Executive Club Suites, and bedrooms equipped with desk lamps and work stations, we offer all the business traveller could need.

We’re equally well equipped for leisure guests – Jeddah is one of the Middle East’s leading tourist destinations. Our air-conditioned rooms are complemented by our fitness centre, spa and gym – ideal for those times when you don’t want to head for the beach or tourist spots. Our rooms have cable and satellite TV, too, while the cuisine in our Al Rashan restaurant is a delight to the eye as well as the palate. Being a strictly Muslim city, alcohol is banned throughout Jeddah. However, our cocktail lounge offers a comfortable place to sit and work while enjoying a fruit juice or coffee.

Haggle at the souks of the Old Town, or shop for designer goods in Tahlia Street. Visit the flamboyant Corniche, with its theme parks and beaches, or take a drive out of town to the Red Sea beaches, coral reefs and diving centres. Whatever your reason for booking meeting rooms, Jeddah is the place to be.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Meeting Rooms Jeddah / Holiday Inn Jeddah.

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Holiday Inn Jeddah

Holiday Inn Jeddah

Just 2 km from the city centre and only 5 km from the beaches and attractions of the Red Sea resorts, our Holiday Inn Jeddah-al-Salam hotel is the ideal venue for your conference, trade event or private function, boasting two spacious ballrooms able to accommodate up to 1600 delegates, plus four smaller meeting rooms for 20 to 50 guests. On top of this we have a fully-equipped business centre and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel – plus onsite parking facilities for those driving in.

Located 40 km from Jeddah International Airport and 60 km from the Holy City of Mekkah, our cosmopolitan facilities and central location are the perfect answer for both Saudi and international meetings. The conference rooms offer an attractive, air-conditioned environment in which to plan your business strategies or discuss the latest marketing figures, but if you want to get away from the boardroom for a while we have a pool, gym and spa to relax in.

Al-Balad – the gem in the eye of Holiday Inn Jeddah

We are uniquely positioned close to both the Central Business District (CBD) and one of Jeddah’s most popular tourist attractions – the gleaming white Medina Gate. In the 16th century, this proud city was under the rule of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, its massive walls pierced by six staunch gates and watchtowers. Sadly, all that remains is this one gate, the rest having been largely torn down in the post-war era. However, the Old Town of Al-Balad is still largely intact, and only a few minutes’ walk from our hotel.

As Jeddah’s business district expanded, Al-Balad was in danger of being torn down in favour of high-rises. Although a lot of damage was done, it was rescued from further development in the 1990s. In 2007 the Jeddah Urban Development Company was founded to restore the Al-Balad district and convert it to a heritage area of historic buildings and traditional craft centres. Heavy investment means repair works are already well underway, and the hope is to create a cultural and heritage area the equal of El-Khalili in Cairo, and to achieve inclusion on the UN’s World Heritage list.

To achieve Heritage Status the city needs local as well as global cooperation – something which has already been partially achieved, with both international and local companies working together on the restoration of 30 buildings. We at Holiday Inn Jeddah could not be better placed to serve the needs of this project. Our rooms cater for both small-scale, private meetings and large public planning exhibitions.

Souks and shopping centres

As it stands, Al Balad and its environs are fast becoming a centre for commerce and tourism. The glittering modern skyscrapers house a number of large Saudi companies – among them the headquarters of the National Commercial Bank. The upscale shopping malls are home to numerous high-end European designer stores, while in the ancient souks and alleyways local traders ply their wares.

We at Holiday Inn Jeddah recommend you leave your designer shopping for another day, and visit the bustling souks of Gabil, Alawiyyin and Al-Badawi, to see how little life has really changed since the days of the Six Watchtowers and the Ottoman Empire.

Emma writes articles on Meeting Rooms including guides to Holiday Inn Jeddah.