His highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Department of Civil Aviation and chairman and CEO of Emirates Group, formally opened three luxury properties in Dubai Festival City in January.
The InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and the InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City, all completed in three years, comprises the largest project in the history of the Intercontinental Hotel Group.
The three properties will offer more than 1,000 rooms within the multi billion dirham Dubai Festival City development. Both the hotels are internally connected to the Festival Waterfront Centre, and the 550 retail outlets and 90 restaurants and cafes are nearby. Two 18 hotel championship golf courses are also close to hand.
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms. The group manages over 3700 hotels and more than 558,000 rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world.
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed toured the 36 floor InterContinental Dubai Festival City which offers 121 suites, three presidential suites and one royal suite. Other facilities include a 3,800 sq m event centre across two levels, meeting space that can be divided or converted into a reception room catering for up to 1,600 guests. A spa features eight treatment suites and two VIP couples spa suites.
The Crowne Plaza is a 316 room property designed for business travellers. Other facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool and an outdoor spa pools.
The InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City has 212 apartments including a royal suite spread over two floors with private elevator access. The suites will be available from two weeks to six month leases.
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