Located 20 minutes by car from Expo 2020, the hotel sits near JLT, Jebal Ali, Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City; IHG explained the hotel will become an important hub for business travellers leading up to Expo 2020.
The five-star hotel features 273 hotel rooms, including 61 club rooms and 32 suites. The hotel offers facilities for MICE travellers such as a 4,952 square metre ballroom fitted with audio-visual technology.
The technology-focused hotel features a Guest Room Management System (GRMS) which allows guests to control the temperature, lighting and heating through a touch panel. Rooms also come with a media system connecting to surround sound via Bluetooth.
F&B venues include Thai restaurant Charm Thai, all-day dining venue Lo+Cale, lobby lounge Connexions, as well as the Hive, Nara, and Aqua Marina bars.
Crowne Plaza Dubai Marina general manager, Georges Farhat said: “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.”
The Crown Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand currently has 24 properties in the Middle East, equating to 6,836 rooms, as well as a further eight comprising 2,738 rooms in the pipeline. Of those in the pipeline, three are in Saudi and another three are in the UAE.