IHG inks deal to open two new hotels in Business Bay

Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts and are scheduled to open 2019

Signing ceremony between IHG and API Hotels and Resorts.
Signing ceremony between IHG and API Hotels and Resorts.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed two new properties in Dubai – Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay.

Both properties are in partnership with API Hotels & Resorts, and their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area, the planned business capital of the region. 

Expected to open in 2019, Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay will be situated on the Business Bay Canal, near the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall, as well as other developing commercial and residential communities.

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With 290 rooms and suites, the hotel will offer guests all day dining options, as well as a gym and an outdoor infinity pool. The Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay will include a ballroom as well as several meeting rooms to host conferences and events.

The InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay will be situated on the Business Bay canal extension of the Dubai Creek, across from the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay. It will offer 30 studios, 60 one-, 60 two-, and 10 three-bedroom suites.

Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said: “In the Middle East, we are currently engaged in the strategic expansion of the Crowne Plaza brand, as well as growing the footprint of our InterContinental Residence Suites.

“Crowne Plaza is all about making business travel work and ensuring our guests have the most productive stay while they’re on the road. InterContinental Residence Suites endeavours to provide both short- and long-term residents with a measure of luxury and location second to none.

“Dubai continues to be one of the strongest business and leisure destinations in the region and given that Business Bay’s is positioned as one of the city’s most centrally located commercial and lifestyle hubs, it is the perfect location for both these properties.”

Jassim Al Ali, CEO of API Hotels & Resorts, added: “This is a growing market for hotel development; particularly for business and luxury brands. We’re looking forward to providing career-focused business travellers and luxury seeking residents with the finest service across two world-class properties.”

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