Dubai, UAE—IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has signed an agreement with Dubai-based property developer Select Group to open InterContinental Dubai Marina. Part of the Bay Central development in the cosmopolitan Marina area, the hotel will offer rooms as well as residential suites for longer staying guests.
The hotel, which is set to open by the end of 2013, will feature 132 hotel rooms and 196 InterContinental Residential Suites, including studios, one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments. The property will also be home to eight food and beverage outlets, including restaurants, bars and a 600 square meter night club.
Guests will also find an InterContinental spa, health club, outdoor swimming pool, and pool deck. For the business travelers, the hotel will offer a suite of facilities, including a boardroom and eight meeting rooms, the largest of which will accommodate 100 people.
In an announcement, Pascal Gauvin, IHG’s chief operating officer, for India, Middle East and Africa said: “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.”
This hotel will become the third InterContinental in the UAE, joining InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Dubai Festival City.