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Hotel giant inks deal for new Holiday Inn in Dubai

IHG says Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park is scheduled to open in 2019, will feature 402 rooms

Hotel giant inks deal for new Holiday Inn in Dubai

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park which will be operated under a management agreement with an affiliate of the Rolaco Group.

Scheduled to open in 2019, the hotel is located in Dubai Science Park, the region's first freezone community offering facilities including office and laboratory space, as well as residential units, with the aim of creating a vibrant 'Life Sciences' community. 

The hotel will comprise 402 rooms and suites, including five meeting rooms and a conference hall seating 600 guests. Holiday Inn Dubai Science Park will also offer four food and beverage outlets, an outdoor swimming pool, and a gym.

Pascal Gauvin, chief operating officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said: "We are delighted to be strengthening our global partnership with the Rolaco Group through the signing of their first Holiday Inn property in Dubai.

"The signing reinforces our current footprint in the UAE, which includes 19 hotels open and another 11 hotels in our pipeline. The UAE is home to our second largest portfolio of hotels in the Middle East and we continue to expand our portfolio in the region."

IHG currently has 78 hotels operating across five of the company's brands in the Middle East region with a further 24 in the development pipeline. Across the Middle East, there are 25 Holiday Inn properties open and an additional three properties due to open within the next three to five years.

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