IHG signs second Hotel Indigo property in Dubai
Hotel Indigo The Sustainable City to adopt green practices
InterContinental Hotels Group has signed a management agreement with Diamond Developers to launch the second Hotel Indigo in the UAE.
Hotel Indigo The Sustainable City will comprise 170 rooms and is set to open in the first half of 2017.
Facilities at the hotel will include an all-day dining restaurant, a pool bar, a health club, and meeting rooms.
The development will be the first community of its kind in the region and will adopt a sustainable approach in its quest to become a regional leader in eco-tourism.
The hotel will also adopt green practices – it will be a Net Zero energy building, where 100% of its energy needs will be met by solar power. All waste water produced by the hotel will be recycled, and all material waste will be sorted at source and then recycled. A solar powered shuttle bus transportation service will be available to guests of the hotel.
TSC will include residences, a green school, a community centre, an equestrian centre, solar covered parking lots, and an organic farm. Tourist attractions will include a planetarium and amphitheatre for hosting events.
IHG chief operating officer India, Middle East, and Africa Pascal Gauvin commented: “Hotel Indigo Dubai The Sustainable City will set us apart – it will be a truly unique hotel, perfect for guests looking for boutique style and design with the story of its exciting new location woven into the very fabric of the property. We’re looking forward to working closely with Diamond Developers to bring this hotel to Dubai and help showcase another great neighbourhood in a way that only Hotel Indigo can do.”
Diamond Developers CEO Faris Saeed added: “Dubai is a truly global city and is expanding in new and interesting ways every day. The Sustainable City will set the standard for environmental standards and will include a number of interesting tourist attractions as well as venues to attract business events and meetings. Hotel Indigo is the perfect brand for this new community and with IHG’s strong track record of operating hotels in the UAE, we’re confident the hotel will be a success here. We look forward to working with them to open Hotel Indigo Dubai The Sustainable City.”
IHG currently operates 18 hotels in the UAE, with another 10 set to open by 2020. The group recently signed its first Hotel Indigo property in the UAE - Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay.
Hotel Indigo Riyadh Kin Abdullah Financial District will be the brand’s first property in the Middle East when it opens in 2016.