IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has signed a management agreement with Kingston Holdings International Limited to develop a new Holiday Inn® & Suites in Dubai Business Bay. The signing will complement IHG’s hotel pipeline in the area, which includes a Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® and an InterContinental Residences®, and anchor the company’s position as one of the leading operators in the Business Bay area.
Expected to open in 2021, Holiday Inn® & Suites Dubai Business Bay will bring 350 rooms, two restaurants, and a ballroom as well as one floor of dedicated meeting rooms to cater for business travelers. It will form part of a mixed-use development that includes 400 residences and a small boutique shopping arcade.
Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said: “We are delighted to have this opportunity to partner with Kingston Holdings International Limited to further expand our presence in Dubai. Business Bay is the fastest growing district in Dubai and this signing is in line with our strategy to grow the well-recognized Holiday Inn brand in emerging epicenters.
IHG® currently has 80 hotels operating across five of the company’s brands in the Middle East region, including InterContinental Hotels and Resorts®, Crowne Plaza®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, and Staybridge Suites® with a further 27 in the development pipeline**.
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