Mon, May 25, 2015

Hotels & Resorts
New hotel opens doors in Dubai Marina

The InterContinental Dubai Marina has opened in the heart of Dubai’s newest lifestyle hub. 

The hotel, which has 132 rooms and 196 fully serviced residential suites, is a showcase of cutting edge design and décor, with bespoke modern art, design and sculptures throughout. 

With stunning views of the marina and nine restaurant and bars on offer, the property creates “the perfect setting for guests to enjoy all that Dubai has to offer”.

Part of the Bay Central development, situated in the UAE city’s newest hub for contemporary lifestyle in the heart of Dubai Marina, the hotel is located within walking distance of the Dubai tram and metro, and local tourist attractions including Jumeirah Beach Road and The Walk on JBR, which offers a variety of restaurants and shops, is only five minutes away.

The hotel is home to nine restaurants, lounges and bars including YNot, a wine and tapas bar; Accents, a restaurant and deli serving up dishes from around the globe; as well as Ginter, a bar with one of Dubai’s largest gin collections, Gallery Lounge and Urban Shisha Lounge.

The jewel in the hotel's crown will be Marina Social restaurant - British, Michelin-starred chef, Jason Atherton's first in the Middle East - which will open in September 2015. The restaurant will also include an exclusive bar, The Social Room, with mixologists creating unique cocktails using an eclectic range of spirits from around the world, and will be host to one of the largest whiskey collections in the city. 

The hotel’s outdoor swimming pool has panoramic marina views, and guests can also relax in the male and female spas. Gym facilities offer separate weight and cardio rooms accessible 24 hours a day for hotel guests. 

The hotel features generous meeting spaces across nine meeting rooms, all of which enjoy natural daylight and have seamless integrated audio and visual technology, making it ideal for holding corporate and exclusive events.

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.”

Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, InterContinental Hotels Group (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.

 “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. 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.”

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. 

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 and Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina in 2016, and Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay, the first Hotel Indigo in the country.

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

The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand has close to 180 hotels located in more than 65 countries, and 50 hotels in the pipeline.

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