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.
The InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay will be situated on the Business Bay canal extension of the Dubai Creek, across from the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay. The area, currently under development as part of Marasi Business Bay, is an ideal location set to become one of Dubai’s most iconic areas featuring the region’s first purpose-built yachting destination, floating restaurants and cafes across 5 marinas, over 1250 berths, onshore boutiques and entertainment facilities. This waterfront property will serve as an ideal residence for those seeking a home in the heart of Dubai’s luxury lifestyle hub, in close proximity to business areas such as Dubai International Financial Centre and Business Bay’s commercial centres. It will offer 30 studios, 60 one bedroom, 60 two bedroom, and 10 three bedroom suites.
IHG® currently has 80 hotels operating across five of the company’s brands in the Middle East region, including InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, and Staybridge Suites® with a further 27 in the development pipeline. There are 19 Crowne Plaza® properties and 26 InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts open in the Middle East.
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.