IHG opens first InterContinental Resort in the UAE
December 19, 2017 // Franchising.com // IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, announced the opening of the highly-anticipated InterContinental Fujairah Resort in beguiling Dibba. Often referred to as the ‘Arabian Jewel’, Fujairah is becoming increasingly popular with tourists and the opening demonstrates IHG’s commitment to expand its luxury portfolio across the region.
An exceptional destination where Arabian hospitality meets luxury, the InterContinental Fujairah Resort is a beachfront property situated on the shoreline of the exquisite Al Aqah Beach, beneath the spectacular backdrop of the Hajar Mountains. The luxury resort consists of a series of low-rise Arabesque village-style buildings and combines contemporary design elements with strong Arab influences that reflect the local heritage and culture. The resort’s 190 stylish guest rooms and suites, including 44 Club InterContinental Rooms and 38 suites, feature expansive balconies offering the perfect vantage point to admire uninterrupted views across the sea.
InterContinental Fujairah Resort offers unrivalled facilities and amenities including, a gymnasium, O Spa by L'Occitane, offering an extensive menu of signature therapies, as well as four meeting rooms, a boardroom and a ballroom. The hotel boasts two gourmet dining options including Nama, a truly indulgent dining experience with an elaborate selection of international dishes and Drift, a casual style beach bar and grill which is ideal for gatherings with family and friends. Guests can also savour a Worldly Classics cocktail, expertly mixed using the finest ingredients from around the globe on the spacious outdoor terrace at Horizon. Furthermore, guests will also have the exclusive benefit of the Concierge programme, which is designed to provide travellers with authentic and enriching experiences with local insight.
Family travellers will also be delighted by the hotel’s unique offerings for children of all ages, including a family pool, Kids’ Club and a Teen’s Club designed to entertain the two age groups as per their needs and interests. A babysitting service will also ensure that parents are able to relax and unwind while their young ones are being looked after and delighted by the experienced staff at the hotel.
Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG said:“We are delighted to announce the opening of our first InterContinental Resort in the UAE. This marks an important milestone in our journey in the region, as we expand our luxury portfolio to cater to our luxury guests which include international visitors, residents of the UAE looking for an escape from their daily, hectic routine as well as business groups looking for corporate retreats and unique meeting destinations. With its dazzling coastline, majestic mountains, palm orchards and deep wadis, combined with a rich heritage, Fujairah is fast emerging as a tourist haven that lures the most discerning travellers. We are looking forward to our guests experiencing the sophistication and style of the InterContinental® life we have become renowned for.”
Rabih Karam, Chief Executive Officer, Al Ain Holding added: “We are delighted to partner with IHG to bring the first InterContinental® Resort in the Middle East. Fujairah is fast emerging as an exciting travel destination in the region, and the opening of this landmark hotel is adding a new dimension to the luxury offering and will contribute to the tourism development of the Emirate.”
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, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns nearly 5,300 hotels and more than 785,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with more than 1,500 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG® Rewards Club, our global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.
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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