InterConti to deliver 1000 Dubai rooms

InterContinental Hotels will be enriching its service and product offering within the United Arab Emirates with three key new properties at Dubai Festival City due to open in
the first quarter of 2007.As the largest hotel operator in the Middle East and Africa, IHG will
further expand its portfolio of properties through partnership with Al
Futtaim Group with the opening of InterContinental Dubai Festival City, the
InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City and the Crowne Plaza
Dubai Festival City, bringing a total of over 1000 new rooms to the Festival
City development.

Speaking about the projects, Chris Moloney, Chief Operating Officer,
InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East and Africa said: “Our reputation
in the market is very positive and with these new properties, we will
reaffirm our commitment to supporting the development of the hospitality
sector and further consolidate our position as the largest hotel operator in
the Middle East.  This development will not only help meet the phenomenal
growth of the tourism industry in Dubai but also contribute towards IHG’s
global strategy of a net organic growth of 60,000 rooms by 2008”
Taking charge of the project is Tom Meyer who has been promoted to Area
General Manager, InterContinental Hotels Group, Dubai Festival City
overseeing the three new properties.

Commenting on his new role and the developments Meyer said: “I am really
looking forward to presenting Dubai with three new and completely unique
hotels. Each property will deliver innovative services and facilities that
are set to be industry firsts in this region and will take the guest
experience to a new level.”