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IHG signs deal for new hotel on Deira Islands

38 hotels in IHG’s development pipeline are expected to open in the five years

The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has inked a management agreement deal that will see a new Holiday Inn hotel take shape on the under development Deira Islands.

The deal is said to align with IHG’s strategy to increase its midscale offering in the Middle East and cater to the diverse profiles of guests visiting the region.

The 170-key hotel is expected to open for business in 2023 and will serve business and leisure travelers. It is expected to feature a business centre, three meeting rooms, as well as a gymnasium and outdoor pool.

Two dining options will also be on offer for guests of the hotel.

“As the Middle East continues to develop as a business hub and tourist destination, we are committed to accelerating our growth and diversifying our offering to cater to the needs of varied guest profiles visiting the region. This is the sixth signing for our midscale portfolio in the Middle East, this year, and we are very pleased with the strong progress we are making in this segment. We are excited about this new venture and look forward to welcoming guests to this highly anticipated location in 2023,” said Pascal Gauvin, MD, India, Middle East & Africa at IHG.

According to a statement, IHG currently operates 92 hotels across seven brands in the Middle East, including InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, voco and Six Senses Hotels Resorts.

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