New opening: InterContinental Dubai Marina
24 May, 2015
HOTELIER MIDDLE EAST
When it opens its doors this month, the InterContinental Dubai Marina will become the brand’s third property in the UAE, after the InterContinental Dubai Festival City and the InterContinental Abu Dhabi. However, it is unlike other InterContinental properties, general manager Michael Martin tells Hotelier during a visit to the 328-key hotel. “At our core we are an InterContinental hotel, but our F&B is a little bit funkier, a little bit more lifestyle, a little bit more contemporary in its style. And unlike an InterContinental where it has a lot of banqueting, what we have are individual restaurants, which are all standalone outlets in their own right. So we wanted to take a retailer’s view to our restaurant business as opposed to a hotelier’s view,” Martin says.