IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

IHG signs two new properties in Dubai Business Bay

Caters to business and leisure travellers from India

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the signing two new properties in Dubai: Crowne Plaza® Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay. Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, and their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area, the planned business capital of the region, is in line with IHG’s strategy to grow these brands in emerging business epicentres.

Expected to open in 2019, Crowne Plaza® Dubai Business Bay will be situated on the Business Bay Canal, near the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, as well as other developing commercial and residential communities. With 290 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer guests all day dining options, as well as a gym and an outdoor infinity pool. As a major draw for business bookers and travellers, Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay will include a ballroom as well as several meeting rooms to host conferences and events.

According to statistics shared by Dubai Tourism, India is the number one international tourist source market for Dubai, and in 2016, 1.8 million Indians arrived in Dubai for leisure and business purposes. Additionally, the UAE and India are making continuous efforts to further strengthen the economic and trade cooperation. With proximity to the business hub and major tourist attractions in Dubai, Crowne Plaza® Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay are located strategically to cater to both business and leisure travellers visiting the city.

Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, commented: “In the Middle East, we are currently engaged in the strategic expansion of the Crowne Plaza brand, as well as growing the footprint of our InterContinental Residence Suites. In support of these goals, we are delighted to be working with API Hotels & Resorts, an eminent partner with a proven track record in high quality hotel developments across the UAE.”

IHG currently operates 31 hotels across four brands in South West Asia: InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Holiday Inn Express, with a further 35 in the development pipeline due to open in the next three to five years.

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