Ishraq Hospitality has opened a new upscale hotel in Dubai as part of its efforts to expand its presence in the region.

The new property, called Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum Airport, is situated near Expo 2020 Dubai site and the Al Maktoum International Airport.

The 606-room Staybridge Suites Dubai Al-Maktoum Airport, another property owned by Ishraq Hospitality, is located adjacent to the new hotel.

Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum Airport features 344 guest rooms, according to IHG website. It also features restaurants, outside pool, fitness centre and a spa among other facilities.

Ishraq expects that the hotel to become a leading business destination due to the facilities and strategic location, reported Trade Arabia.

Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum Airport and Staybridge Suites Dubai Al Maktoum Airport general manager Chady Kanaan was quoted as saying: “Now that we have our two hotels open and running, we are looking forward to receive guests in our new properties.

“And, with the offerings we have, we are confident that we will be the hotels of choice for family and business travellers alike.”

Ishraq Hospitality acting CEO Alexander Suski stated: “Given our success and legacy in Dubai and the rest of the UAE and GCC, it was only natural for us to expand our presence in the region and especially in the Dubai South area as it comes in line with the futuristic visions of Dubai for Expo Dubai 2020 as well as al Maktoum Airport for the longer term.”

Last month, S Hotel Group opened a 94-room S19 Hotel Al Jaddaf in Dubai.