First Express by Holiday Inn open

An artist’s impression of the Express by Holiday Inn DIC

The InterContinental Hotels Group has opened the Express by Holiday Inn Dubai Internet City, its first limited service hotel in the Middle East.

“The rapid global expansion of the Express by Holiday Inn brand will be mirrored in the Middle East with a growing demand for limited service hotels offering competitive pricing, quality accommodation for both business and leisure travellers and the reassurance that an international brand brings,” said Michel Augier, acting chief operating officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East & Africa.
“Currently, hotel options in the Middle East for travellers on a budget are quite limited, with many people having to select more expensive accommodation in order to guarantee themselves satisfactory levels of amenities and service. This will now change with the opening of Express by Holiday Inn Dubai Internet City,” he added.
The properties will be operated by Ishraq Gulf Real Estate Holding Co. BSC, which is the exclusive developer of the Express by Holiday Inn hotels in all GCC countries, except Saudi Arabia.
There are a number of further properties in the pipeline across the UAE set to open in the next five years with contracts and locations to be announced in the near future.  Hotels will be developed by Ishraq in Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and also Jordan over the same timeframe.
Now officially open, the property comprises 244 rooms over four floors and is completely integrated into the strategically located Dubai Knowledge Village complex.