IHG Announces the Launch of Luxury Apartments

7th Jul 2009

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s most global hotel company, and largest hotel operator in the Middle East, is set to enrich its service and product offering within the UAE as it opens another key property this July at Dubai Festival City, with the InterContinental Residence Suites. The introduction of the InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City is a first for the group in the UAE market and is specially designed to cater to the needs of extended stay guests.

For travellers looking for up-scale, extended residential accommodation, InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City offers 212 exceptionally stylish apartments encompassing studios as well as one, two and three bedroom suites, and a Royal Suite penthouse with stunning panoramic creek views and its own spa treatment room.

Tom Lord has been appointed Hotel Manager for InterContinental Residence Suites. His current role also sees him as Hotel Manager for Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City.

“We have a truly international team with both local and international knowledge giving us a fantastic opportunity to provide a very personalised service to all of our guests,” said Tom Lord, “Making the property available for bookings from July has re-confirmed the enormous demand for this type of upmarket, extended residential accommodation as the market in Dubai continues to mature and diversify.”

All rooms within InterContinental Residence Suites are kitted out with top-of-the-line facilities such as high-speed broadband Internet, 37” plasma screen TVs and a fully-equipped kitchen. All apartments come complete with maid and laundry services and 24-hour in-room dining is also available.


Open to all guests, the food and beverage outlets include ‘MezzaLuna,’ a casual Italian restaurant, a coffee shop offering take-away deli service, and Level 17, a sophisticated lounge boasting a 180-degree view over the creek. Residents also have the option of dining at one of the restaurants located at the nearby InterContinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and signing it back to their InterContinental Residence Suites accommodation.

For those wanting leisure time, there is a 24 hour gym equipped with the latest technology, including the ‘Kinesis’ wall, an indoor 25 metre temperature controlled lap pool, a children’s splash pool and a spa pool on the sun deck. For corporate travellers who regularly require on-site business facilities, InterContinental Residence Suites has a 24-hour business centre, two meeting rooms and two offices, both of which guests can hire to use as their own for the duration of their stay.

InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City has its own management and concierge teams, and while guests can enjoy additional facilities at the nearby InterContinental and Crowne Plaza hotels, it is a free-standing, fully serviced hotel apartment concept.

InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City meets brand standards established by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, offering high levels of comfort, excellent service and a truly ‘in the know experience’ throughout the stay.

In conjunction with Al-Futtaim Group, the InterContinental Residence Suites Dubai Festival City together with InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City hotels, and the recently announced Al Badia Golf Club by InterContinental Dubai Festival City, will further enhance the group’s commitment to maintaining the highest standards; with all four properties defining the essence of luxury, quality and service.

Located at the heart of the iconic mixed-use development, Dubai Festival City, guests will have access to the world class Festival Centre, home to more than 550 shops and restaurants, and a luxury marina; truly a city within a city.


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