The InterContinental Hotels Groups (IHG) recently signed an agreement with property development company Select Group, paving the way for the construction of what is expected to be a top luxury Dubai hotel; the InterContinental Dubai Marina. As the name suggests, the hotel will be located at the exclusive Dubai Marina - the largest man made marina in the world and a popular attraction for travellers on holidays in Dubai. The new hotel will form part of the Bay Central development and is scheduled to open its doors to customers some time at the end of 2013.
Pascal Gauvi the Chief Operating Officer for IHG India, Middle East and Africa had the following to say of the hotel group''s latest addition, "The Dubai Marina is a fantastic hub of activity for guests looking to experience everything Dubai has to offer. It''s close to great shopping malls as well as one of Dubai''s most popular beaches. The InterContinental Dubai Marina will perfectly complement its sister hotel in the city, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, and we are looking forward to opening the hotel by the end of next year".
There is little doubt that, once launched, travellers interested in booking a pampering Dubai holiday will be flocking to the InterContinental Dubai Marina, boasting of a gorgeous location, easy access to the Jumeirah Beach Residences'' beach, access to the InterContinental spa fully equipped with a swimming pool and deck. All these facilities come in addition to a first class dining experience with as many as eight food and beverage facilities comprised of restaurants, bars and an impressive 600m2 night club.
The hotel, which will also offer residential suites for those guests planning a long stay at this luxury Dubai hotel, will feature 132 hotel rooms, and a staggering 196 InterContinental Residential Suites- a mixture of studies, one, two three and four bedroom luxury apartments.
The Chairman of the Select Group, Rahail Aslam, expressed confidence in the ability of the IHG to execute the vision for the hotel, stating at the signing ceremony, "the Bay Central development in Dubai Marina has plenty to boast about, from being positioned right at the heart of the Dubai Marina to the magnificent views that the three towers in the development offer. The InterContinental brand completes the development''s offering perfectly and we trust that IHG will deliver the quality of service and high standard of operations that they are renowned for".
By: Susan Crown