by Meetings & Conventions Asia | September 12, 2017
InterContinental Hotels Group has recently announced two new properties in Dubai. In a partnership deal with API Hotels and Resorts, the two new properties - the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay and InterContinental Residences Dubai Business Bay - are expected to open in the city's Business Bay in 2019.

Dubai's Business Bay area is the planned business capital of the region, making the openings significant and is line with the company's strategic plan to grow both brands in emerging business epicentres.  

Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay will be situated near the Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall. The 290-key property will have a ballroom as well as several meeting rooms capable of hosting conferences and events. 

Located across from the Crowne Plaza Dubai Business Bay will be the InterContinental Residences Dubai Business Bay. The area is currently under development as part of Marasi Business Bay and is set to become one of Dubai's most sought after areas. Other planned features for the area include the region's first purpose-built yachting destination, floating restaurants and cafes across five marinas. The property will feature 30 studios, 60 one-bedroom, 60 two-bedroom, and 10 three-bedroom suites.