InterContinental Hotels to Open Nine New Luxury Hotels

by Jessica Montevago
InterContinental Hotels to Open Nine New Luxury Hotels

Fiji's Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva will be rebranded as an InterContinental by 2022. Photo: IHG


From new builds to heritage restorations, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is strengthening its portfolio with signings and new openings.

InterContinental Hotels Group has signed three new InterContinental properties this year. Fiji's Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva will be rebranded as an InterContinental by 2022. InterContinental Rome, a neo-renaissance style palazzo set on the iconic Via Veneto, close to the Villa Borghese, is also set to open in 2022. Opening in 2023, InterContinental Halong Bay Resort in Vietnam will feature 175 guest rooms. The project draws inspiration from its beachfront location.

In Thailand, InterContinental Khao Yai National Park, situated in the Khao Yai National Park UNESCO World Heritage Site, will open with 45 luxury rooms in Q4 2020, and 16 suites created from repurposed heritage train cars will be added in 2021. InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping is a conversion of the prestigious Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, which has been at the forefront of Chiang Mai's hospitality scene for more than 30 years. It is set to open in Q4 2021.

InterContinental Luanda Miramar is set to open in Q4 2020 in the Angolan capital, along the pristine South Atlantic Coast of Western Africa.

InterContinental Punta Piqueros, opening mid-2021, will overlook the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean in the Concón district of the Valparaíso Region in central Chile. The 140-room hotel offers five suites, two restaurants, a wine bar and pool bar and an expansive wellness center, featuring spa, gym pool, and a sauna.

InterContinental Yao Yai Resort, opening Q3 2021, suites, sea-view villas or private residences to recharge between exploring the three restaurants, state-of-the art fitness club, spa and Planet Trekkers kids club. The resort is located on Koh Yao Yai, an up-and-coming, yet serene and unspoiled island in Southern Thailand.

InterContinental Mina Al Arab in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE will start welcoming guests in Q3 2021, with 350 guest rooms and suites, health club, spa and two swimming pools.

The luxury brand also has planned refurbishments and expansions at several properties around the globe.

InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort in Queensland, Australia completed a multi-million-dollar refurbishment in January, spanning all 251 rooms, suites and its popular breakfast destination, Cove Café.

InterContinental London Park Lane launched the Mayfair Collection in early 2020, and reopens Sept. 1.

In Japan, the expansion of ANA InterContinental Ishigaki Resort launched on July 7. The Strings by InterContinental in Tokyo completed its multi-million-dollar refurbishment in early 2020, unveiling an all-new Club InterContinental Lounge, overhaul of its restaurant and bar concepts and redesign of its lobby. ANA InterContinental Tokyo recently opened its all-new Club InterContinental Lounge with a complete overhaul of furnishings and design; the Club lounge is the largest in Tokyo.

Intercontinental Berlin will undergo a €60 million transformation. All 558 rooms and public spaces are under a carefully-staged refurbishment while the hotel remains open. Rooms are slated to be completed later this year and the entire project is due for completion by the end of 2022.

On the Cote d'Azur, the InterContinental Carlton Cannes is currently undergoing a two-phased restoration. A revitalization of the hotel's famed Belle Epoque façade is now underway and the renovation of the hotel's exclusive Carlton Beach Club with beach restaurant, bar and pier is now complete. An extension, with two new wings, set to house 37 new branded suites, an interior garden with bar and pool, a spa and conference center is set for completion in 2023.

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