Waterfront events space opens at InterCon Dubai
Dubai , February 13, 2013
InterContinental Hotels Group has announced the expansion of its existing event centre at the Dubai Festival City project with the addition of 410 sqm of extra waterfront meetings and events space.
The new function rooms, which officially opened last week, aim to provide wider options for those looking to host smaller-scale meetings, weddings, group dinners and other events, said the top hospitality group in a statement.
Enhancing and complementing the existing event centre, which already boasts of 3,800 sq m of meeting rooms, pre-function space and ballrooms, the new space will consist of two additional ballrooms named Al Noor 1 and 2, which can be opened up into one larger space, three boardrooms named Al Thuraya 1 and 2 and Al Dana, a business centre and a stunning reception and break-out area.
InterContinental’s new ballrooms each have impressive views of the Dubai city skyline and creek waterfront, which is particularly breathtaking in the evening and at sunset.
Each of the new rooms is finished to a luxuriously high specification, with unique designs and carefully planned lighting, and each can be accessed via the main reception of the space. An outdoor terrace is also available, it stated.
Patria Puyat, the director of conferences and events at InterContinental Hotels Group Dubai Festival City, said: “This is a very exciting development for us. Our meetings business has really increased in the last year, so it made sense for us to look at expanding our existing space to enable us to offer more flexible options to our guests and meet the increasing demand."
"The waterfront setting is really unique, overlooking the historic and calm Dubai Creek, which is perfectly contrasted by the striking views of the modern Downtown Dubai vista," he added.
The top hotels group is also planning an additional 115 sqm of meetings space for its neighbouring hotel, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City this year.-TradeArabia News Service