InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Kingston Holdings International for a new Holiday Inn & Suites in Dubai’s Business Bay.
Expected to open in 2021, Holiday Inn & Suites Dubai Business Bay will hold 350 rooms and will offer guests two restaurants and a ballroom as well as one floor of dedicated meeting rooms to cater for business travellers.
It will also 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, 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-recognized 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.”