IHG signs Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park
September 21, 2016 // Franchising.com // InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced today the signing of Holiday Inn® Dubai Science Park. The newly built hotel will operate under a management agreement with an affiliate of the Rolaco Group, who also own InterContinental® Dallas,InterContinental® Semiramis, InterContinental®Geneva, Crowne Plaza®Geneva, and Crowne Plaza® Zurich.
Scheduled to open in 2019, the hotel is located in Dubai Science Park, the region’s first freezone community offering facilities including office and laboratory space, as well as residential units, with the aim of creating a vibrant ‘Life Sciences’ community. Located near the Arabian Ranches and Motor City, Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park is just fifteen minutes away from one of the largest and busiest shopping malls in the city, Mall of the Emirates.
The hotel will comprise of 402 rooms and suites, including five meeting rooms and a conference hall seating 600 guests. To ensure an enjoyable experience for the guests, Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park will also offer four food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym.
- Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our global partnership with the Rolaco Group through the signing of their first Holiday Inn property in Dubai. The signing reinforces our current footprint in the UAE, which includes 19 hotels open and another 11 hotels in our pipeline. The UAE is home to our second largest portfolio of hotels in the Middle East and we continue to expand our portfolio in the region.”
- Mr. Saud Abdulaziz Al Sulaiman, Board Member of the Rolaco Group, added: “Our Group is very happy to add this Holiday Inn to our almost 50 years cooperation with IHG. As Holiday Inn is recognised by millions around the world and appeals to a wide range of guests, we’re confident the hotel will become a key pillar of the Life Sciences community being created in the city. We look forward to opening the doors of Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park and welcoming business and leisure guests to this new area of Dubai.”
IHG currently has 78 hotels (23, 337 rooms) operating across five of the company’s brands in the Middle East region, including InterContinental®Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, and Staybridge Suites® with a further 24 in the development pipeline**. Across the Middle East, there are 25 Holiday Inn properties open and an additional 3 properties due to open within the next three to five years*.
There are currently 1,198 Holiday Inn® hotels open across the globe, with a further 260 hotels due to open in the next three to five years*.
*Figures as at 30th June 2016
** Middle East region includes GCC, Levant, Egypt
IHG® (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,000 hotels and nearly 750,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,400 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with more than 96 million members worldwide.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. More than 350,000 people work across IHG’s hotels and corporate offices globally.
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