IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina, part of the newly designed flagship properties launching globally offering a new distinctive stay experience, designed to meet the needs of the modern business traveller.

According to Georges Farhat, General Manager, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina said Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts is one of the world’s largest upscale hotel brands, with an increasingly strong reputation for being the first choice for business-class stays. Designed with the modern traveller in mind, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts knows that business travel isn’t just about business – it’s about balancing work and life so guests feel fulfilled and successful.

This opening represents a landmark moment for Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts in the Middle East and marks the beginning of ambitious expansion plans for the brand in the region. Within only a 20-minute drive to Expo 2020 Site, close proximity to important business hubs including Jumeirah Lake Towers, Jebel Ali, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City, Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina is set to become an important hub for business travellers in the lead up to Expo 2020.

“Our flagship property in Dubai Marina is an exciting addition to the Crowne Plaza portfolio in the region. As a flagship property, the hotel will feature a new modern design philosophy which better meets the needs of our guests: productivity, advanced restoration and inspiration, seamlessly blending work and play. It features a new approach to lobby design, which can be used for co-working or relaxing. Its location makes it ideal for guests looking to stay ahead of their game while travelling for business; from a morning run on the marina waterfront walkway to after work chilling out in the heart of one of Dubai’s most exciting districts,” he said.

Located primely on the banks of Dubai Marina with direct access from the promenade, the 24-story building occupies 3,037 square meters and boasts 273 stylish and ultra-modern hotel rooms including 61 Club Rooms and 32 suites. Offering panoramic views over the water, these rooms come with a number of technology-driven features to provide guests with a harmonious stay experience day and night. A spacious club lounge is located on the fourth-floor exclusively for Club guests.

Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina boasts state-of-the-art meeting facilities including the Marina’s first ballroom with natural light. Located on the second floor, the spacious meeting and conference rooms occupy 460 square meters of space and are fully-equipped with advanced audio-visual technology for a seamless working experience.

The property comes with a number of notable technology-driven features, designed to answer the growing trend in flexible work and life preference, and people’s desire to work from anywhere. This includes an efficient GRMS (Guest Room Management System) which intuitively manages guest preferences including temperature, lighting and heating through a touch panel.

All rooms come with a built-in Media Hub, allowing guests to connect to a surround sound system with their devices using Bluetooth meaning guests can even listen to their own playlists in the bathroom. Screen mirroring technology allows guests to display content from their devices on the TV seamlessly.

Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina offers a more social take on traditional business hotels, complete with six unique dining concepts including the signature Thai restaurant ‘Charm Thai’ located on the marina Promenade level with an expansive al fresco terrace overlooking the Marina Waterfront. []