The Rezidor Hotel Group has announced plans for the Park Inn Dubai Free Zone hotel, due to open in 2012, which will be located 1.8km from Terminal 2 of Dubai International airport.
The 312-room hotel will have a restaurant offering a variety of cuisines, as well as conferencing facilities including a 575 sqm ballroom and eight meeting rooms. Leisure facilities will include a spa, fitness centre and swimming pool.
Park Inn Dubai Free Zone will be located in the Dubai airport Free Zone district, which is home to about 1,300 companies representing industries such as aviation, IT and logistics.
Park Inn’s parent company, Rezidor, has more than 30 airport hotels in operation or under development in Europe, with the new Dubai property marking the group’s first airport hotel in the Middle East. Another airport hotel, the Radisson Blu Hotel Cairo Heliopolis in Egypt, will open later this year.
The announcement of the Dubai Park Inn Free Zone comes after Park Inn announced plans to expand further in the Middle East, as well as Africa and Europe (see online news August 3).
Park Inn is also offering an incentive for booking meetings in its UK hotels. Businesses who book a meeting package at a Park Inn hotel before December 30 can take advantage of free added extras, such as internet access, bacon butties for all delegates and the use of an LCD projector and screen.
Report by Sara Turner