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IHG’s First “Open Lobby” Concept in the UAE Opens in Dubai

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Holiday Inn is changing how guests eat, work, and play with the debut of a new lobby concept in Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates.

Here’s what you need to know.

Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay Is 15 Minutes From DXB Airport

Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay has 275 rooms and suites — and some rooms offer views of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.

Amenities at the hotel include a 24-hour gym, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, a yoga room, meeting and event spaces, and a restaurant and bar.

The hotel is a 15-minute drive from Dubai International Airport (DXB) and is near popular tourist attractions like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.

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Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay is also the first of the Holiday Inn to showcase the “Open Lobby” concept in the United Arab Emirates. The Open Lobby concept features a multifunctional space that can be used for work, dining, and socializing.

IHG noted that Open Lobby marks “a significant milestone” in how the chain approaches guest experiences.

“The Holiday Inn Open Lobby concept revolutionizes the way guests interact with hotel spaces, creating a dynamic and integrated environment,” said Haitham Mattar, Managing Director, IHG Hotels & Resorts, India, Middle East & Africa. “We are confident that this innovative approach will set new standards in hospitality, offering guests a unique and memorable stay.”

Hot Tip:

As customary with the Holiday Inn brand, kids under 12 eat and stay for free at the Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay!

How To Book the Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay

Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay is now open for guests, and you can earn and redeem points as it is part of the IHG One Rewards program.

Cash rates start at $140 per night, and award rates start at 30,000 points per night for dates this winter and next spring, which is pretty standard for mid-tier hotels in the region.

It’s easy to earn IHG One Rewards points, even if you don’t stay with the brand often. You can transfer Bilt Rewards and Chase Ultimate Rewards to IHG at a 1:1 ratio, earn points through a welcome bonus, or spend on a co-branded IHG credit card.

Final Thoughts

Holiday Inn is following in the footsteps of other brands by rethinking the lobby experience. The Holiday Inn Dubai Business Bay opening is excellent news for travelers who can seamlessly transition from work to play in the comfort of their hotel. And even better — the hotel is affordable with cash or points!

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Victoria holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the Howard University School of Communications and is an award-winning journalist, travel reporter, and the founder of the “Travel With Vikkie” newsletter.

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