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42936 25 Oct 2021

Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Dubai Upgraded to 3-star Rating

Ishraq Hospitality announces successful upgrade of its Holiday Inn Express properties in line with expansion plans in the region

Dubai, UAE, October 25, 2021: Ishraq Hospitality, a Mohammadand Obaid AlMulla Group division, announced the successful upgrade of all Holiday Inn Express hotels in Dubai to a three-star rating.

This milestone is in line with Ishraq Hospitality's plans to expand the Holiday Inn Express (HIEX) chain - the single largest hotel brand in the world - in the Middle East, with eight new hotels to be opened in the next seven years.

Alexander Suski, Acting CEO of Ishraq Hospitality, said: "Ishraq Hospitality is committed to maintaining ambitious growth plans in the region and providing consistent quality services in the hospitality industry. The recent upgrade to three stars, an important milestone, will allow our hotels to accommodate new markets and audiences enabling further average rate growth for the portfolio, facilitate more smart travel guest services, and continue to deliver guest satisfaction."

Renovations across the hotels include new services such as a 24/7 kiosk and a coffee lounge, where guests can work and socialize in a vibrant environment.

Rooms and features are also undergoing renovation, with a new front office look for Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport. The Brick Wall Sports Bar is now present in Holiday Inn Express Jumeirah and Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport.

At Holiday Inn Express Internet City, the award-winning casual Mexican restaurant, Muchachas, also offers a takeaway menu.

Holiday Inn Express is one of IHG's fastest-growing hotel brands, a first choice for the increasing number of travellers who need a warm, comfortable place to rest, recharge, and work. Ishraq Hospitality, which operates Holiday Inn Express under the IHG franchise, currently owns four Holiday Inn Express hotels in the UAE in partnership with IHG.

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About Ishraq Hospitality

With over a decade of experience operating some of the most prestigious international hotel franchises in Dubai, Ishraq Hospitality is the asset management and hospitality division of the Dubai-based Mohamedand Obaid AlMulla Group.

Established in 2007 and acquired by Mohamedand Obaid AlMulla Group in 2011, the division is renowned for setting consistent quality service standards in the hospitality industry.

Ishraq Hospitality caters to leisure and business travellers in the mid-priced and high-end bandwidths. Its portfolio includes Holiday Inn Express (HIEX) hotels of the IHG group: Holiday Inn Express Dubai Airport, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Jumeriah, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Internet City, Holiday Inn Express Dubai Safa Park, Holiday Inn Dubai Al Maktoum Airport and Staybridge Suites Dubai Al Maktoum Airport, which opened in October 2020, as well as Crowne Plaza Deira and Crowne Plaza Jumeirah.