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IHG marks re-entry into BD with opening of InterContinental Dhaka

FE Desk | December 11, 2018 00:00:00

The north-west view of InterContinental Dhaka

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of InterContinental Dhaka in partnership with Bangladesh Services Limited.

The luxury hotel is situated in a prime and one of the most prestigious locations in the capital's Minto Road with easy access to the downtown business district, said a statement on Monday.

Dhaka has witnessed significant economic development in the recent years with a rise in both domestic and international travellers. With opening of InterContinental® Dhaka, the statement added, IHG aims to provide the discerning travellers the best in luxury in its signature style.

IHG is currently operating 32 hotels across SWA under the brands InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and is aiming for rapid expansion with a strong pipeline of 60 hotels across cities.

The InterContinental Dhaka is easily accessible from all key city landmarks such as the Prime Minister's Office, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahaman Medical University, Bashundhara City Shopping Center, the famous Dhaka University campus and renowned historical monuments.

"We are confident that the hotel will be a great success and we look forward to welcoming our guests from around the world. The opening also aligns with our strategy to expand our presence across brands, and key cities in the SWA region," said Vivek Bhalla, Regional Vice President of IHG.

Bangladesh Services Limited stated: "We are delighted to partner with a global hospitality company such as IHG to open InterContinental® Dhaka, a landmark hotel in the capital city. Dhaka is emerging as a business hub, attracting travellers from across the globe and we are delighted to offer world-class luxury and comfort to our discerning guests."

Built in a contemporary design, the hotel offers 226 stylish guest rooms, including 201 premium or deluxe rooms, 10 deluxe suites, five superior suites, five diplomatic suites and five presidential suites.

Guests staying in the Club InterContinental rooms can access the Club Lounge, to relax, work or enjoy exclusive dining options like breakfast, evening beverages and canapés.

It offers two exquisitely designed ballrooms and seven spacious meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology. With over 21,000 square feet of specially designed space for meetings and events, the hotel promises flawlessly executed corporate and social events.

The hotel features unrivalled facilities and amenities including a temperature-controlled swimming pool overlooking Ramna park, a gymnasium, a steam room, a sauna and a spa offering an extensive menu of signature therapies.

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