InterContinental Hotels Group has signed two new properties in Dubai—the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay—with API Hotels & Resorts. Their location in Dubai’s Business Bay area is in line with IHG’s strategy to grow these brands in emerging business centers.
Expected to open in 2019, 290-guestroom Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay will be on the Business Bay Canal, near the Burj Khalifa, The Dubai Mall and other developing commercial and residential communities.
The InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Business Bay will be on the Business Bay canal extension of the Dubai Creek, across from the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay. The hotel is currently under development as part of Marasi Business Bay, a mixed-use development with the region’s first purpose-built yachting destination, dining, retail and entertainment facilities. This waterfront property will also be near business areas, such as Dubai International Financial Centre and Business Bay’s commercial centers. It will have 30 studios, 60 one-bedroom, 60 two-bedroom and 10 three-bedroom suites.
Just last month, IHG opened its first Crowne Plaza hotel in Puebla, Mexico. The 155-guestroom Crowne Plaza Puebla is near Finsa Industrial Park, CAPU bus station, historical downtown Puebla, the Exhibitor Center and cableway attractions in the Fuertes de Loreto y Guadalupe. Consorcio Hotelero GR5, who owns and manages the new hotel, invested over $17 million in the Crowne Plaza Puebla—the first property to open in Mexico under the Crowne Plaza Accelerate brand transformation.