IHG Hotels & Resorts and Sharjah Asset Management (SAM) have signed a management agreement to bring a voco hotel to Sharjah in the UAE.
As the first IHG hotel in the Emirate, the voco hotel is scheduled to open in 2027, and will comprise 191 rooms, an all-day dining restaurant, gym, pool, spa facilities, and event venues.
The hotel will be located in a prime position near the Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club on the Al Dhaid-Masafi Road, and will offer convenient access to Sharjah International Airport. It will be part of a masterplan encompassing retail spaces, offices, and SAM’s headquarters.
Waleed Al Sayegh, CEO of Sharjah Asset Management, said: “The new voco hotel will be a qualitative addition to the company’s portfolio in the hospitality sector and will add value to the overall tourism industry in the Emirate.”
Haitham Mattar, managing director, IHG Hotels & Resorts India, Middle East and Africa, added: “This milestone is significant as we are committed to expanding our presence in key regional markets, including the UAE. Sharjah is a fast-emerging tourist destination with its natural and man-made landscapes and diverse tourism offerings.”