Holiday Inn Express plans Mideast expansion

02 March 2010

Sami Al Ansari, CEO of Ishraq Gulf Real Estate, the exclusive developers of the Holiday Inn Express in the GCC excluding Saudi Arabia, has said the firm is on track to open its fourth Holiday Inn Express hotel in Dubai this month, Khaleej Times has reported. The new budget hotel, comprising nearly 400 rooms will be the largest Holiday Inn Express property in Europe, Middle East and Africa, Al Ansari told the newspaper. It will also increase the total capacity of Holiday Inn Express hotels in Dubai to nearly 1,000 rooms, he noted. Ishraq plans to open two more budget hotels in Dubai, in addition to expanding its network to the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Fujairah.

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