InterCon Aqaba set to open

The InterContinental Aqaba in Jordan is set to open this May. The 225-room property takes InterContinental’s tally up to five properties in Jordan with the opening of this five-star resort hotel.

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By  Sarah Campbell Published  May 8, 2005

The InterContinental Aqaba in Jordan is set to open this May. The 225-room property takes InterContinental’s tally up to five properties in Jordan with the opening of this five-star resort hotel. Located on the Gulf of Aqaba the hotel boasts the longest stretch of private beach in Aqaba — with more than 300 metres of white sand. Accommodation at the InterContinental Aqaba includes deluxe, Presidential and Royal suites, while its F&B portfolio offers a choice of Lebanese and French fine dining, an all-day coffee shop, a Deli Café and lobby bar and a Piano bar. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, health and fitness centre and beach activities, with children catered for at a toddlers’ pool and club. “With its balmy winter climate and idyllic setting, Aqaba is Jordan’s year round aquatic playground. The thriving underwater marine life and crystal clear waters of the Gulf of Aqaba make diving conditions here among the best in the world,” says Osama Dabbas, general manager, InterContinental Aqaba. Business visitors are also catered for, with the hotel’s Club InterContinental floor, high-speed internet access, modern meeting rooms and a 1,100m²-banqueting hall. Discussing the impact of the hotel’s opening on Jordan’s tourism industry, Denis Johnson, vice president, sales and marketing, InterContinental Hotels Group, Middle East and Africa, says: “The tourism industry has been growing steadily in recent years and with the opening of high-quality properties such as the InterContinental Aqaba it just further encourages future development. The first class accommodation, coupled with the diversity of activities on offer in Jordan, creates the perfect break.” Aqaba is 330km south of Amman. Petra is only 110 kilometres north of Aqaba and Wadi Rum is 50km away.

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