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New luxury hotels opened by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) in Europe and Asia


There are many new luxury hotels being opened by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) in Europe and Asia this 2019. New luxury hotels are opening this year in France, Maldives, Japan, Australia and Thailand.

New luxury IHG hotels this 2019

These add to the existing IHG properties around the world. It makes InterContinental Hotels & Resorts the world’s largest global luxury hotel brand.

Each hotel or resort is a destination in its own right with a distinctive style and ambience.

InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu

The Grand Hôtel Dieu was opened by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) as a luxury hotel in Lyon,  France
The Grand Hôtel Dieu was opened by InterContinental Hotels & Resorts (IHG) as a luxury hotel in Lyon, France

InterContinental® Lyon – Hotel Dieu  opened this June following a four-year restoration of the Grand Hôtel Dieu complex, one of Lyon’s most iconic buildings. This renovation marks the largest private transformation of a historic monument in France carried out to date. 

Renowned interior designer Jean-Philippe Nuel reimagined the building’s overall design. But he also maintained the original beauty and architecture of the building.

Top Attraction of Lyon

The result is a contemporary luxury design rooted in the history of Lyon. This ‘monastic yet sophisticated’ design was inspired by the history of the building and the desire for a destination hotel.

The grand dome of the,Grand Hôtel Dieu complex is spectacular. It is home to Le Dôme Bar. Hotel guests and locals can come together under its 32-meter high ceiling for all-day drinks and light bites.



InterContinental® Hayman Island Resort

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef in The Whitesunday Islands, Australia.
InterContinental® Hayman Island Resort

Nestled in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, InterContinental® Hayman Island Resort opened after a spectacular refurbishment. The luxury resort is located on a 400-hectare private island in the Whitsunday Islands.

It features 166 rooms, suites and villas across three distinct wings, and is accessible by luxury catamaran, helicopter or seaplane. 

The 11 new suites in the luxury collection of the Pool Wing with unforgettable accommodation options. These include the three-bedroom Hayman Beach House with three rooms, and each with its own private pool. Then thee’s the one-bedroom Pool Access Suite with direct swim-out access to Australia’s famous Hayman Pool.

The new resort also offers a luxury spa, resort boutique, on-island chapel, kids club, and fitness and wellness center.

Three new top chefs — Joshua Dows, Erwin Jovens and Anthony Kramer — will lead five distinct dining and bar experiences on the island.
InterContinental® Hayman Island Resort will provide an evolving culinary palate.



ANA InterContinental® Beppu Resort and Spa 

A room at the ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort and Spa in Oita Prefecture, Japan.
A room at the ANA InterContinental® Beppu Resort and Spa

ANA InterContinental® Beppu Resort and Spa combinines the famous hot springs of Japan and the glamour of the InterContinental® hotels. The resort has used local culture to influence its interiors.

Each room includes bamboo work by local artists in Beppu, spacious design, and natural materials for peace and relaxation. The resort has an indoor bath with open-air bathing where guests can enjoy the natural hot springs.

The resort will feature a luxury spa with unique treatments and a heated infinity pool with breathtaking views. The “Elements – Atelier & Bar” on the top floor will offer creative and seasonal dishes using quality local ingredients.



InterContinental® Maldives Maamunagau Resort

An outdoor pooldeck at the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort in Hanifaru Bay.
An outdoor pooldeck at the InterContinental® Maldives Maamunagau Resort

InterContinental® Maldives Maamunagau Resort is located within the largest lagoon of the Maldives. Guests have the opportunity to enjoy amazing sunset views and pristine white sands, with emerald blue waters all around.

Each residence offers unobstructed views of breath-taking ocean panoramas. They also have private terraces and pools. The first All-Club InterContinental® experience will provide guests with personalized service and complimentary gourmet experiences.

The resort is one of the best places to stay in when visiting Hanifaru Bay, the only UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Visitors can snorkel among whale sharks and reef manta rays in underwater coral gardens


InterContinental® Phuket Resort

InterContinental® Phuket Resort
InterContinental® Phuket Resort

The InterContinental® Phuket Resort is surrounded by the lush, forested hills of Kamala Bay. It is opening on September 1. Each of the 223 exquisite rooms and suites will be a harmonious blend of Thai traditions with contemporary design.

The hotel offers stunning views of the Andaman Sea and Kamala Beach. Visitors can also sign up for culinary experiences, wellness holidays and interesting excursions in Phuket.  These will all make for a memorable holiday in Thailand.

Read more about new luxury hotels and resorts in Travelife Magazine.


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