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4 reasons to visit InterContinental Dubai Marina

Dubai is a mecca of new and shiny five-star hotel destinations – sometimes, so much so, that they start to blend into one another. Those of you who have known me long enough know that I used to market hotels for a living, which is why, when I see something a little bit different from the Dubai mould, I like to talk about it.

Here are my four reasons why you should visit the new InterContinental Hotel Dubai Marina.

  1. The Location

With Dubai being one of the fastest growing cities in the world, never has location being such an important consideration when it comes to attracting hotel guests. From the city skyline views of Sheikh Zayed Road to the enviable retreats on Palm Jumeirah, visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to a good night’s sleep. InterContinental Dubai Marina offers the best of both worlds with its location in the vibrant Marina. Whether you’re on holiday or doing business – with the beach just a short stroll away and business locations such as Dubai Media City and Internet City a ten-minute drive, it’s easy to mix the two.

  1. The Design

There’s not a hint of ornate crystal or glistening marble at this hotel. What you will find though is a modern and contemporary interior of grey granite contrasting with pops of purple, which makes for a memorable welcome in the lobby. This contrast extends to the rooms where soothing tones of mushroom are livened up with pink soft furnishings. The overall effect is elegant and stylish without clutter.

  1. The Dining

Adding to the already huge array of restaurants in the area, residents and hotel guests alike will be happy to choose from nine different restaurants, bars and lounges including Marina Social, Chef Jason Atherton’s first foray into the Middle East. Having won a Michelin star for his take on deformalised dining, the celebrity chef is bringing the concept to Dubai in September 2015.

  1. The Art

Art can be enjoyed in several areas of the hotel including the lobby, restaurants, and meeting and event areas. The lobby lounge, aptly called The Gallery, features four giant sculptural figures, fondly referred to as ‘The Curators’. Just around the corner at the main entrance to Accents restaurant, a striking group of statues, known as ‘The Travellers’, reflect the region’s nomadic roots. Elsewhere guests can be inspired by ‘Talking Heads’ in the business area, or Banksy-esque prints in Ynot wine bar.

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Karen Osman
Karen Osman
Originally from England, Karen has lived the ex-pat life for the last 15 years across Asia, Europe and the Middle East. After completing a B.A. in Linguistics and English Language at the University of Durham, a two year period teaching in Tokyo was the start of a career that combined her two great loves; travel and the English language. Moving to Dubai in 2004, Karen engaged in a sales, marketing and public relations role for a luxury hospitality company. It was a great opportunity to develop communication for luxury brands, gaining experience in writing and adapting copy for both off-line and on-line channels. After identifying a gap in the market for specialised writing services for the travel, tourism and hospitality sector, Karen set up Travel Ink in 2011, steadily building the business to include some of the most high-profile hotels, airlines and tourism establishments in the region. In addition to her role as Managing Director, Karen is also the Travel and Tourism Chair Person for the British Business Group and a committee member of Business Network International.

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