News for the Hospitality Executive
| November 2011
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed an
agreement with Mohamed Omar Bin Haider Group (MOBH GROUP), to take over
management of a 210-bedroom hotel in Bur Dubai’s embassy district.
as Excelsior Creek Hotel, guests woke up to a fresh new look and a warm
Inn welcome when the hotel re-branded becoming, Holiday Inn Bur
District on 1st November 2011.
With over 3,300 hotels worldwide, Holiday Inn hotels is the most widely recognised hotel brand in the world, and has recently undergone a $1bn global refresh project, the largest in the hospitality industry. The recent addition of Holiday Inn Bur Dubai-Embassy District to the portfolio carries all the new brand hallmarks of Holiday Inn and adds to the Middle East’s already strong foothold in the mid scale market.
For MOBH Group, who already own two Holiday Inn hotels under IHG management in the UAE, the acquisition of a third was a natural partnership. Omar Mohamed Bin Haider, Deputy Chairman of MOBH Group commented “We believe in the strength of the Holiday Inn brand so IHG was a natural choice as a management company when we made the decision to rebrand this hotel. The hotel’s location coupled with new management means exciting times are on the horizon.”
Guests can expect a fresh experience, with modern interiors, clean spaces and a casual atmosphere. There are also enhanced features such as pillow menu’s offering a choice of soft or firm pillows depending on preference, designed to help guests get a good nights sleep. Power showers give a fresh and vitalized start to the day and the hearty Holiday Inn breakfast ensures an energised beginning to a busy work day. There’s also other value adding benefits too, such as an opportunity to part of the worlds largest loyalty programme, Priority Club Rewards, with over 61 million members worldwide. Earn points and redeem them for a variety of rewards such as free hotel nights, airline tickets and more. Log on to www.priorityclubrewards.com for more information on how to join.
The Holiday Inn Bur Dubai-Embassy District offers 210-rooms and is perfectly located in the heart of the diplomatic district with the Dubai Metro, Burjuman Centre and the Creek on its doorstep. This together with its close proximity to Dubai International Airport and Dubai International Exhibition Centre positions the hotel as the ideal choice for corporate markets.
The hotel features 5 fully equipped conference rooms with a large ballroom that holds up to 500 guests providing convenient banqueting and event solutions. High-speed Internet in every room and across all public areas of the hotel allows guests to stay connected around the clock. The extensive gym and relaxing steam and sauna rooms will invigorate whilst the 24-hour room service keeps hunger at bay. The Anwar restaurant serves up international cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Two Guineas adds some tasty pub grub and drinks to the menu.
The hotel has a newly appointed Executive Committee with General Manager Monjed Salha at the helm. Salha comments: “We are very excited to open the Holiday Inn Bur Dubai-Embassy District. My team has worked extremely hard to re-brand the hotel, we look forward to welcoming guests and extending the great service, and facilities that are synonymous with the Holiday Inn brand the world over. With a great location and easy access to both business and tourism areas, we are confident that the Holiday Inn Bur Dubai-Embassy District is well placed for success with both business and leisure guests looking for convenience, comfort and great value for money.”
The Holiday Inn Bur Dubai- Embassy district is the fifth Holiday Inn hotel in the UAE and is now open for business. More information can be found by visiting www.holidayinn.com/burdubai
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IHG is the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms and franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,500 hotels and more than 666,000 guest rooms in 100 countries and territories, and has more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.
IHG is committed to gender balance throughout its business. We aspire to continue retaining a minimum of 25% female representation on the Board.
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