InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced it will develop Hotel Indigo Dubai, a Net Zero energy building, in Dubai’s first sustainable development, The Sustainable City (TSC).
IHG has announced the signing of a management agreement with Diamond Developers to launch the second Hotel Indigo in the UAE.
Hotel Indigo is IHG’s boutique brand and each Hotel Indigo property is designed to reflect the local neighbourhood it is located in.
Due to open in the first half of 2017, the 170-room Hotel Indigo Dubai The Sustainable City (TSC) will be part of Dubai’s first sustainable integrated development. TSC will be the first community of its kind in the region and is expected to meet the highest environmental, social and commercial sustainability standards by adopting a sustainable approach in its quest to become a regional leader in eco-tourism and global environmental protection.
The hotel will be a Net Zero energy building, where 100 per cent of its energy needs will be met by solar power. All waste water produced by the hotel will be recycled, and all material waste will be sorted at source and then recycled. A solar powered shuttle bus transportation service will be available to guests of the hotel, ensuring they are well-connected to Downtown Dubai.
The complex will include residences, a green school, a community centre, an equestrian centre, solar covered parking lots and an organic farm which will supply all the herbs the community needs, as well as tourist attractions such as a Planetarium and a grass Amphitheatre for hosting events.
Pascal Gauvin, Chief Operating Officer, India, Middle East & Africa, IHG, said, “Hotel Indigo Dubai The Sustainable City will set us apart – it will be a truly unique hotel, perfect for guests looking for boutique style and design with the story of its exciting new location woven into the very fabric of the property.”
Hotel Indigo Dubai The Sustainable City will be the second Hotel Indigo in the UAE and third in the Middle East, joining the recently signed Hotel Indigo Dubai Business Bay and Hotel Indigo Riyadh King Abdullah Financial District in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia which is set to open in 2016. The company launched the first hotel under the Hotel Indigo brand in South East Asia earlier this year with Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road in Thailand.