Crowne Plaza Dubai hotel leaves IHG
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The Crowne Plaza Dubai hotel is leaving IHG today.
The reason I mention it is that this hotel, on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite Emirates Towers, is one of the old Dubai stalwarts, predating most of the recent development.
The website photographs give the impression that it is underinvested, and the building itself is now ancient by Dubai standards (it opened in 1994 – image above).
I think it is going to be rebranded as Millennium Plaza, with the original Millennium Plaza hotel nearby recently rebranded as Tower Plaza. Neither of these has any links to IHG or Crowne Plaza.
The far superior Crowne Plaza Festival City remains, linked to the adjacent InterContinental.
IHG is still struggling in Dubai. The new voco, now in soft opening, has finally given it a property with a bit of beach. That said, the voco website says:
“Due to the bars and beach clubs nearby, you can expect some noise in certain rooms. If you are a light sleeper, we suggest you use the ear plugs.”
….. which is not really what you expect to see.
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