The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Bangladesh Services Limited (BSL) have announced the signing of a 30-year management agreement for the InterContinental Dhaka.
The hotel, currently operating as the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, will initially be managed as the Rupushi Bangla Hotel before closing for an extensive renovation to upgrade it to InterContinental brand standards. The re-opening of the hotel, due in 2014, will mark InterContinental’s re-entry to Bangladesh.
The hotel will feature larger than usual guestrooms, an all-day dining restaurant, two specialty restaurants, a deli, bar, and the InterContinental Club Lounge. Business facilities will include a business center, ballroom, convention center, and multiple meeting rooms. Guests will also be able to access the hotel's health club, spa and pool.
There are currently 170 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts in more than 60 countries around the world, with an additional 58 hotels in the global development pipeline. IHG has 110 hotels across India, Middle East and Africa, operating under the InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites brands. The company has a further 96 hotels in the region’s development pipeline which are due to open over the next three to five years.