InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Kingston Holdings International Ltd to open a new Holiday Inn in Dubai’s Business Bay.
The new hotel will add to IHG’s hotel pipeline in the region, which includes a Hotel Indigo, Crowne Pizza and an InterContinental Residences.
Through the move, the company hopes to anchor its position as a major operator in the Business Bay area.
Expected to open in 2021, Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Business Bay will be centrally located near to attracts such as Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.
With 350 rooms, the hotel will also boast two restaurants and a ballroom, as well as one floor of dedicated meeting rooms to cater for business travellers.
It will form part of a mixed-use development that includes 400 residences and a shopping arcade.
HG chief operating officer, India, Middle East & Africa Pascal Gauvin said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with Kingston Holdings International Limited to further expand our presence in Dubai, a city that continues to offer excellent growth opportunities for our hotels. Business Bay is the fastest growing district in Dubai and this signing is in line with our strategy to grow the well-recognised Holiday Inn brand in emerging epicentres.
He added: “Dubai is one of the most visited cities in the world and, as host of Expo 2020 and as a prospering leisure and business destination within the Gulf region, there are significant opportunities for us to cater to the expected rise in business and leisure travel. We look forward to welcoming guests at the Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Business Bay in 2021.”