New InterContinental to Open in Dubai


Big news from Dubai this morning: Hotelier Middle East is reporting that IHG has signed an agreement with developer Select Group to open InterContinental Dubai Marina by the end of 2013, a delayed project which was originally signed by Marriott under its Renaissance brand.

The initial management contract for the hotel, which forms part of the Bay Central development and had been scheduled to open in 2010, has been cancelled, Jeff Strachan, VP sales & marketing, Marriott International, Middle East & Africa told the website.

“The hotel agreement originally announced as the Renaissance Dubai Marina Hotel, was cancelled under mutual agreement between owner and operator," Strachan said.

Under the new contract with IHG, the hotel will have 132 rooms as well as 196 residential suites for longer staying guests and eight food and beverage outlets, including restaurants, bars and a night club. A spa, health club, pool deck and meeting facilities will also be available.

The property will become the third InterContinental-branded hotel in the UAE after the InterContinental Abu Dhabi and InterContinental Dubai Festival City.


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