HOLIDAY INN DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY
THE REGION’S LARGEST Holiday Inn, towering over Dubai Festival city with 510 rooms, is due to open its doors on April 18.
To the right of the spacious lobby, topped with colourful ball chandeliers, is a small meeting area with natural light which will target training sessions and discreet events and more meeting space is upstairs on the Mezzanine level, including a boardroom beyond glass doors with pre-function space.
To the left of the lobby, Zest will serve as a ‘lifestyle’ café space and beyond is the large Sirocco all-day diner which is lined with comfortable seating and can hold up to 240 guests. A lounge bar will open at a later date on the 19th top floor.
One key feature is the walkway connecting the hotel to the mall (due to open after the hotel’s launch), providing shoppers with a convenient passage and a seamless link with InterContinental and Crowne Plaza hotels. Holiday Inn guests can sign their bills to their rooms when eating in the upscale and five-star hotels. An outdoor pool offers Festival City and Burj Khalifa views and inside is a decent-sized gym with treadmills and weights.
Solar power will account for around a third of energy consumption at the ‘Green Engage’ property.