IHG to open UAE's first Hotel Indigo

22 Apr 2015 by GrahamSmith

Hotel Indigo Dubai Business BayIntercontinental Hotels Group will open its first Hotel Indigo property in the United Arab Emirates in 2017.

The 285-room Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay will be a new-build and located near the Burj Khalifa.

Features will include meeting space, an all-day restaurant, delicatessen and bar, while a pool terrace, lounge, bar and restaurant will be on the rooftop.

The boutique hotel will have an infinity pool "boasting unparalleled views of the world's tallest building" and a fitness centre.

IHG has signed a managaement agreement with Sunflower FZE for the new property.

Pascal Gauvin, IHG's CCO for India, Middle East & Africa, said: "As one of the fastest growing cosmopolitan cities in the world, it has always been our plan to bring Hotel Indigo to Dubai and we are honoured to have been selected to partner with Sunflower FZE to develop their first hospitality project – and under the Hotel Indigo brand.

"When complete in 2017, we are confident Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay will be one of the preferred hotels amongst travellers to Dubai, whether they visit on business or leisure," he added.

IHG currently has 18 hotels open in the UAE, with another ten due to open in the next three to five years.

Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay will be the first Hotel Indigo in the UAE and second in the Middle East, joining Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdullah Financial District in Saudi Arabia, which is set to open in 2016. Singapore's first Hotel Indigo property is also scheduled to open in 2016 (see news, October 2014).

Graham Smith

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