InterContinental Hotels Group has unveiled plans to open a new 285-room Hotel Indigo in the UAE in 2017.
The company signed a management agreement with Sunflower FZE for a new Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay.
Situated in the upcoming Business Bay District, the new property will be near to the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall and the emerging Design District.
IHG India, Middle East and Africa chief operating officer Pascal Gauvin said: "Hotel Indigo is one of the fastest growing boutique hotel brands in the world, and we know our guests love the unique neighbourhood story each Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect.
"When complete in 2017, we are confident Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay will be one of the preferred hotels amongst travellers to Dubai, whether they visit on business or leisure."
The new hotel will feature an infinity edged pool offering views of the world’s tallest building, fitness centre and meeting space.
It will also include an all-day dining restaurant, delicatessen, specialty restaurant and bar, in addition to the rooftop pool terrace, lounge, bar and restaurant.
Sunflower FZE director Jitendra Bhatia said: "This is our first foray into the hospitality space and IHG was a natural choice when we were looking for a reputable hotel company to partner with."
IHG operates 18 hotels in the UAE and plans to open ten hotels in the next three to five years in this region.
Earlier in 2015, the group opened its first property in South East Asia, the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road in Thailand, and also plans to open Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdullah Financial District in Saudi Arabia later this year.
Image: IHG to open new Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay in Dubai. Photo: courtesy of InterContinental Hotels Group.