The InterContinental Dubai Marina has officially opened its doors. The132 guest room luxury hotel with 196 fully serviced InterContinental Residential Suites in the centre of one of Dubai’s most popular and vibrant neighbourhoods is part of the Bay Central development. The hotel is a showcase of cutting edge design and décor, with bespoke modern art, design and sculptures throughout. It has nine restaurants and bars, some of which won’t open until after the summer. The two notable restaurants that will open by June 1 are Ynot Bar and Kitchen, a tapas and beverage bar on the hotel’s waterfront, and Accents, an international restaurant with an open kitchen bar where guests pick out their own fresh ingredients and watch the chefs prepare dishes on the spot. Not to forget Ginter a gin bar with one of Dubai’s largest gin collections, Gallery Lounge and Urban Shisha Lounge.
The jewel in the hotel’s crown will be Marina Social restaurant. Set to open in September, it will be the first restaurant in the Middle East for British Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. The restaurant will also include an exclusive bar, The Social Room, with mixologists creating unique cocktails using an eclectic range of spirits from around the world, and will be host to one of the largest whiskey collections in the city.
The hotel’s outdoor swimming pool has panoramic marina views, and guests can also relax in the male and female spas. Gym facilities offer separate weight and cardio rooms accessible 24 hours a day for hotel guests.
The hotel features generous meeting spaces across nine meeting rooms, all of which enjoy natural daylight and have seamless integrated audio and visual technology, making it ideal for holding corporate and exclusive events.