InterContinental Dubai Marina open for business

F&B outlets at 328-key hotel will be “place to be seen in Dubai”

A deluxe room in InterContinental Dubai Marina
A deluxe room in InterContinental Dubai Marina

InterContinental Hotels Group has officially opened the 328-key InterContinental Dubai Marina.

The property features 132 rooms and 196 fully serviced InterContinental residential suites and has views over Dubai Marina.

Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said: “InterContinental Dubai Marina is bringing the InterContinental brand to the next level; contemporary, glamour with great modern art touch and travel stories — the first of a new generation of InterContinental Hotels to open in the coming years.

“IHG’s luxury hotel offering, along with this worldwide reputation we have a high set of standards reflected throughout the new InterContinental Dubai Marina. The cosmopolitan marina setting gives us the opportunity to attract visitors residing locally as well as international guests.

Part of the Bay Central development, the hotel has several F&B outlets, including, YNot, a wine and tapas bar; Accents, a restaurant and deli; as well as Ginter a gin bar with one of Dubai’s largest gin collections, Gallery Lounge and Urban Shisha Lounge.

The Marina Social restaurant marks British, Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton's first in the Middle East, and is set to open in September 2015.

The restaurant will also include a bar, The Social Room, which will be host to one of the largest whiskey collections in the city.

The hotel’s outdoor swimming pool has marina views, and there is also a male and a female spa, as well as separate weight and cardio rooms accessible 24 hours a day to hotel guests.

Michael Martin, general manager, InterContinental Dubai Marina said: “My extraordinary team of professionals will bring our renowned InterContinental service and ambiance to one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods, Dubai Marina.

“The hotel’s unique personality will allow guests and residents alike to enjoy a vibrant new location.

“With our diverse range of world-class restaurant & bars venues, we will bring a new vibe to the Dubai Marina, giving the city’s discerning diners the opportunity to experience some of the best flavours from around the world, all year round.

“We are confident InterContinental Dubai Marina will be the place to see and be seen in Dubai.”

InterContinental Dubai Marina is the fourth InterContinental property in the UAE after the iconic InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Dubai Festival City, and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City.

“Dubai’s tourism market is expanding at a rapid pace so it is important to ensure our luxury properties can accommodate all of our travellers varying needs,” added Gauvin.

We are confident that with its unique cosmopolitan design, eclectic food and beverage offering and first class service, InterContinental Dubai Marina will become one of the city’s favourite spots attracting residents in the Middle East and visitors from around the globe,”

IHG currently has 18 hotels open in the UAE across five brands: InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, and Staybridge Suites.

The company has another 10 hotels due to open in the next three to five years, including InterContinental Abu Dhabi Grand Marina, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina in 2016, and Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay and Hotel Indigo The Sustainable City, which will comprise 170 rooms and is set to open in the first half of 2017.

IHG has 79 properties in the Middle East, with an additional 26 hotels in their development pipeline.

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