ibis AL BARSHA partners with rolling stone middle east for THE FIRST ‘BATTLE OF THE BANDS’ competition
Dubai’s internationally branded economy hotel hosts regional bands for Rolling Stone Middle East’s First Live Music Competition
10th February 2011
Dubai, UAE: ibis Al Barsha has partnered with Rolling Stone Middle East as official hotel sponsor for the first ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition, a live event aimed at showcasing the musical talent in the Middle East region, which will kick off from 11 to 12 February at Dubai Festival City.
According to general manager Philippe Montaubin, the hotel’s support for this event shows the ibis brand’s commitment to the young generation: “At ibis Al Barsha, we understand today’s young people need a creative outlet to express themselves and their raw talent. With this first ever musical competition in the Middle East, we are excited to see local and regional bands ‘battle it out’ during the two-day event. And we’re delighted that the bands are staying with us at ibis Al Barsha."
With room rates starting from Dh209++, the hotel appeals to business and leisure travellers who look for quality accommodation on a budget as well as young groups of people travelling to Dubai to attend events, go shopping or enjoy a city break.
The hotel features 378 double rooms, 100 twin-bed rooms and two special needs rooms across six floors. Many of the rooms are interconnected, while all feature IDD telephones, satellite flat screen TV, high speed Internet and WiFi connections, as well as 24-hour laundry service, free underground car park, free safety deposit boxes at reception and complimentary scheduled airport shuttle service.
A variety of dining options include the Baharat restaurant, an international buffet service with flavours of the Mediterranean, the Arab world and the Orient; the 24-hour Café Bonjour; for live music and a vibrant but cozy ambience there is the “Casa Latina” Latin Cigar-Bar, and a convenient chill-out venue at the “Madison” Bar.
The judging panel for the event will consist of a host of well-known personalities in the local music scene, including Geordiebird from Dubai 92, host of Dubai Eye’s Open Mic show Zahra Soar, Triplew.me editor Paul Kelly, DJ Bliss and Adam Grundey, editor of Rolling Stone Middle East.
For reservations, please call (+971) 4 515 6868 or visit our website www.ibishotel.com
ibis, the worldwide economy hotel brand of the Accor group, offers consistent quality accommodation and services in all its hotels, for the best local value: a well-designed and fully-equipped bedroom, major hotel services available 24/7 and a wide choice of on-site food and beverage options. The quality of the ibis standard has been recognised by the International Organization for Standardization certification ISO 9001 since 1997. ibis is also the world’s first hotel chain to demonstrate its environmental commitment through securing the ISO 14001 certification, which has already been awarded to one third of its hotels.
Established in 1974, ibis is the European leader and one of the first economy hotel chains in the world, with more than 107,000 rooms and 900 hotels in 48 countries, including 5 in the UAE.
For additional information, please visit www.ibishotel.com.
Accor Hospitality ME:
Accor ME is one of the fastest growing hospitality groups in the Middle East. Currently, the company’s regional portfolio includes a total of 36 operational hotels in nine countries. Among the existing global brands ranging from Sofitel, Novotel, Mercure and ibis, new brands such as Pullman and Adagio are emerging as strong players in the region.
With over 25 years of regional experience, Accor ME is the first to establish a training academy. Dubbed as Tamheed – Accor Academie Middle East, the training facility is dedicated to educate and prepare staff at all levels and ensure optimal career development.
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is present in 90 countries with 4,100 hotels and close to 500,000 rooms.
Accor's broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, all seasons, Etap Hotel, Formule 1, hotelF1 and Motel 6, and its related activities, Thalassa sea & spa and Lenôtre - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With 145,000 employees worldwide, the Group offers to its clients and partners nearly 45 years of know-how and expertise.