Travel is on the horizon and this list of upcoming openings from IHG Hotels & Resorts Luxury & Lifestyle Collection is the perfect guide to plot your next adventure
With travel restrictions slowly being lifted in many regions across the world and friends and families able to reunite, many are looking forward to planning those epic adventures which were so long put on ice. To satisfy that longing for the new and unknown, IHG Hotels & Resorts have curated some of their most exciting new hotel openings in the next 12 months. Looking for the luxurious and the unique? Read on and start plotting. It’s time to turn that wanderlust into wandering. Ready? Book… Go!
HOTEL INDIGO FLUSHING, NEW YORK – OPENING NOVEMBER 2021
Minutes from the bustle of Flushing Main Street — and just steps away from countless Taiwanese bakeries, Cantonese noodle shops, Shanghai-inspired dumpling houses, and lively underground food courts - Hotel Indigo Flushing gives you instant access to this busy, vibrant Queens neighborhood. Wake up refreshed, and enjoy the view from the king penthouse suites, with terraces and floor-to-ceiling windows offering a glimpse of the New York skyline. Jump-start your day with a cup of locally brewed coffee before heading out to a nearby business meeting or to explore Flushing's historic houses. At day's end, enjoy a meal or a cocktail on the heated terrace at our restaurant, a tranquil retreat from city life serving up dim sum against a backdrop of seasonal live jazz. Already have evening plans? The Library Lounge is a great place to enjoy some downtime before or after a night in the city.
KIMPTON MIDTOWN ATLANTA – OPENING SUMMER 2022
The Kimpton in Midtown will join its sister properties the Kimpton Overland Atlanta Airport Hotel and Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Buckhead, expanding the brand’s presence as its third boutique hotel in Georgia’s capital. As part of the planned landmark Midtown Union complex, the new 230-room Kimpton Midtown Atlanta will offer a ground-level chef-driven restaurant and bar, a second-story bar and lounge and 5,400 square feet of meetings and events space. Located in the Arts Center of Midtown at 17th Street and West Peachtree Street, the Kimpton in Midtown will bring the neighbourhood’s vibrant arts and culture scene to its innovative exterior and interior design, becoming a beacon for local and out-of-town guests alike.
HOTEL INDIGO BELGRADE – OPENING LATE SEPTEMBER
Like its Old Town surroundings Hotel Indigo Belgrade’s architecture will showcase the mishmash of cultures and styles born from the neighborhood’s fascinating history that stretches back for millennia when it opens later this year. Sitting above luxury retail stores, the 44 boutique bedrooms take their design inspiration from the local neighborhood of Doréol. This neighborhood offers a mix and match of styles, wearing its history firmly on its sleeve. Tour the grand Belgrade Fortress, Church of Saint Sava, Republic Square and in the evening the National Theatre or the exciting nightlife with its booming indie scene.
INTERCONTINENTAL BARCELONA – OPENING OCTOBER
Opening in late summer 2021, InterContinental Barcelona will offer three destination restaurants and bars and a luxury spa. Located on the site of what was the Crowne Plaza Barcelona, the hotel is undergoing a complete transformation to align with the InterContinental brand’s aesthetic of discreet luxury and global sophistication. Designed by the Spanish-based, Brime Robbins consultancy, InterContinental Barcelona will offer 273 elegant and spacious rooms, along with a 180m² Presidential Suite, and 17 junior suites.
HOTEL INDIGO CAGNES-SUR-MER, FRANCE – OPENING LATE SEPTEMBER
The newest Hotel Indigo in France will be located in the beautiful French Riviera town of Cagnes-sur-mer, just 30 minutes along the coast from Nice on the Côte d'Azur. As with all Hotel Indigo hotels, Hotel Indigo Cagnes-Sur-Mer will draw inspiration from the local neighborhood, with modern, dynamic interiors across the hotel’s 87 rooms and 7 Suites. Cagnes-sur-Mer has a great past, from the famous Grimaldi medieval castle located only a few minutes from the hotel, to the old fishing port along the coast. The hotel is located in the heart of an artistic area where, most famously, Renoir spent his last 12 years living just around the corner from the site of the hotel and today you can visit the Renoir Museum to learn more about his fascinating past.
SIX SENSES ROME – OPENING EARLY 2022
Six Senses Rome will open in late 2021, set around the Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini on Piazza di San Marcello, with 95 distinct guest rooms and suites, a spa, restaurant, events terrace, outdoor courtyard garden and rooftop terrace with a 360° view of the city and monuments. Built in the 18th century by Tomaso De Marchis, who adorned it with windows representing the epitome of Baroque motifs for Cardinal Mario Mellini, the palazzo was protected by the Roman municipality and UNESCO-listed.
INTERCONTINENTAL ROME AMBASCATIORI PALACE – OPENING LATE SPRING 2022
InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace is set to open in late spring 2022 on the iconic Via Veneto in the Ludovisi area of the city close to the Villa Borghese. The existing property will be restored to create a sense of discreet, modern luxury for visitors and locals alike with 160 rooms and suites, a panoramic rooftop, restaurant, bar, and a spa. Designed in the early 1900s by architect Carlo Busiri Vici in the neo-renaissance style, the palazzo building was originally home to ambassadors staying in Rome. It later became the US Embassy’s library before opening as a hotel in 1993.
MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
INTERCONTINENTAL LUANDA MIRAMAR – OPENING OCTOBER 2021
Standing 105 metres tall and inspired by the graceful contours of the diamond in its design, InterContinental Luanda Miramar, makes its debut in Angola as the first Internationally branded 5-star hotel, blending the highest luxury standards and the local essence of Angola’s capital into an unforgettable experience. Ideally located in the heart of city, just minutes away from the Bay of Luanda, the hotel showcases 377 elegantly designed guestrooms and suites, an array of lifestyle and wellness facilities and an indulgent selection of five culinary experiences, including two signature restaurants and an exclusive panoramic 24thfloor Bar and Restaurant with sweeping views of the city. From the outdoor 26 meters pool, to the hotel’s fitness center with the most up-to-date exercise equipment, to a revitalizing session at the adjoining Spa InterContinental, which features a dry sauna, a steam room and personalized services to boost up your energy. With exquisite event spaces and a grand ballroom that can host up to 800 delegates, the hotel’s world-class meeting and conference facilities elevate any board meeting, diplomatic event, product launch or dream wedding.
INTERCONTINENTAL RAS AL KHAIMAH MINA AL ARAB RESORT & SPA – OPENING LATE 2021
InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa will welcome guests to Ras Al Khaimah, the U.A.E.'s northernmost Emirate, the coming winter, with a health club, spa, two swimming pools and several highly curated selection of dining experiences. Covering an area of 43,770 sqm, the resort is a short drive Dhayah Fort and Sheba’s Palace. Set on a headland surrounded by protected coastal wetlands with lush landscaping fronting a sweeping beach on one side and a manmade waterway on the other. Stretching across two peninsulas and a private beach, the 351-room resort features an exclusive collection of rooms, suites, club building and villas with guaranteed sea views. Every room suite villa has access to a specious balcony or terrace with day beds. The beautifully designed Club Rooms and Suites are located in a club only guests exclusive building offering the ultimate resort within a resort experience.
INTERCONTINENTAL DURRAT AL RIYADH RESORT & SPA – OPENING EARLY 2022
Characterized by the architectural grandeur, InterContinental Durrat Al Riyadh Resort & Spa is cradled within the distinguished neighborhood of Banban, Riyadh. This unique property resides on 154,000 sqm of a lush green oasis enhanced by eco-friendly water features. Whether travelling for business or leisure, guests will enjoy from a wide array of culinary venues to an extensive range of recreational facilities including SPA, Indoor & Outdoor pools. Equipped with 162 remarkable abodes, including 121 extensive guestrooms, 31 luxurious suites and 10 stately private villas each with an outdoor swimming pool. Elegantly designed by beautifully weaving the opulence of the Arabian heritage, the resort offers guests a retreat that is a cut above the rest.
REGENT PHU QUOC – OPENING Q1 2022
Set on the waterfront, Regent Phu Quoc will open early next year along the pristine white sands of Long Beach with views of the calm waters in Bai Truong’s Phu Quoc Marina, off Vietnam’s southwest coast. The resort has been designed as a sublime haven, infused with the soul of the island, with suites, villas and facilities, world-class dining experiences, private beach, spa, pool and gym facilities. Nourishment is key, with six dining experiences which celebrate a world of culinary tradition – including authentic Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine; Oku, a Franco-Japanese Salon de Boeuf; and apothecary-inspired cocktails crafted with fresh botanicals and an abundance of local Vietnamese herbs at Bar Jade.
KIMPTON KITALAY SAMUI – OPENING DECEMBER 2021
Kimpton Kitalay Samui will be one of the first two resorts to open under Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants in South East Asia alongside Kimpton Naranta Bali. This 138-key beachfront resort on Choengmon Beach will feature four distinctive restaurants and bars as well as a pool, spa, fitness centre and a two-storey Kids Club that spans 500sqm. Tranquillity and privacy will be easy to find at Kimpton Kitalay Samui, as it offers stunning luxury pool villas with direct access to the beach and guestrooms with private access to the pool or spectacular views over the Gulf of Thailand.
KIMPTON NARANTA BALI – OPENING DECEMBER 2021
Kimpton Naranta Bali is the perfect gateway to the Island of the Gods, opening later this year to enable human connection alongside coastal luxury and famed Balinese warmth and service. The resort sits on the southeastern corner of the island, alongside Nusa Dua beach and is cradled in unspoiled nature and embraces a free-spirited design with winding paths leading adventure-seeking guests to spectacular hilltop vantage points, alive with sculptures at every turn. 50 villas blend contemporary design, rich textures and earthy tones with traditional accents and a luxurious patina.
INTERCONTINENTAL GRAND HO TRAM – OPENING LATE 2021
InterContinental Grand Ho Tram will offer 543 rooms, an array of restaurants and bars, as well as a state-of-the-art convention centre that can accommodate up to 1,100 people in its expansive ballroom and five meeting rooms. The resort includes outdoor pools for both adults and kids, gym, Spa, a multitude of retail stores and direct access to Vietnam’s top golf course - The Bluffs, designed by storied golf professional Greg Norman.
HOTEL INDIGO KARUIZAWA – OPENING SPRING 2022
Discover the many stories of our neighborhood – from its humble beginnings as an Edo period town later established as a summer resort by western missionaries, to its status as a fashionable retreat for royalty, creatives, and intellects alike. Hotel Indigo Karuizawa is inspired by the town’s sophisticated sensibility and abundance of nature. It boasts modern appeal with intriguing local design to beautifully capture the true spirt of this neighborhod where East meets West. The fascinating stories of Karuizawa past and present that will enrich your experience when you are both in the hotel and out exploring the local neighborhood.
HOTEL INDIGO INUYAMA URAKUEN GARDEN – OPENING SPRING 2022
Discover Hotel Indigo Inuyama Urakuen Garden – our beautifully designed boutique hotel inspired by the many treasures of Inuyama. As a castle town that has stood the test of time, Inuyama offers an inspiring mix of new and old; rich heritage and lively culture. Find the clues to this riverside neighborhood within our artfully curated hotel. From renowned architecture and events steeped in tradition to humble cuisine and natural attractions, Inuyama is home to an abundance of cultural treasures and memorable stories.
INTERCONTINETNAL SORRENTO MORNINGTON PENINSULA – OPENING MARCH 2022
InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula (formerly Hotel Continental) will have a new, luxurious lease on life when it opens in March 2022. The property is posed to, once again, become a beacon of glamour and sophistication on the Mornington Peninsula, just outside of Melbourne in Victoria. InterContinental Sorrento will occupy the accommodation component of the 145-year-old heritage-listed limestone building and will feature 108 beautifully appointed, spacious guestrooms, many of them with water views.
KIMPTON SYDNEY – OPENING NOVEMBER 2021
Kimpton Sydney will open this November with 172 unique, design-led rooms and suites, a rooftop swimming pool, and a range of innovative culinary experiences built on Kimpton’s legacy of locally loved restaurants including a restaurant and bar, lobby bar, rooftop restaurant, and a café. Kimpton Sydney will raise the bar as a heritage-listed 1930s Art Deco revival of inter-war period architecture, with a history as the former Sydney Water Board Building. With its bold architecture, soaring red columns and luxury personality, it will undoubtedly become a brand-defining flagship product for the region, once it has completed the reimagining of its lobby, guest rooms, and restaurants and bars into a Kimpton experience.
INTERCONTINENTAL HANGZHOU LIANGZHU – OPENNG OCTOBER 2021
InterContinental Hangzhou Liangzhu is conveniently located along Yuniao Street with luxury amenities and a welcome sure to contribute to a successful business trip to this vibrant city a success. The hotel is close to Liangzhu Digital Culture Park, the Aeon Mall and Liangzhu Culture Museum and Village, which houses a collection of local archaeological treasures, known as the Jade culture from around 3000 BC. The hotel features a host of luxury guest rooms and suites options and panoramic views of the city.
INTERCONTINENTAL KAOHSIUNG – OPENING NOVEMBER 2021
Located at the heart of Asia’s New Bay Area along the Zhonghua and Xinguang Road, with stunning views of Kaohsiung Harbor in this key city in the south west of Taiwan, InterContinental Kaohsiung features 253 luxurious guest and suites. The hotel is conveniently located between the Kaohsiung International Airport and Kaohsiung Main Station, close to the Sanduo Shopping District, Kaohsiung Exhibition Center and the famous 85 Sky-Tower.
INTERCONTINENTAL CHONGLI – OPENING JANUARY 2022
InterContinental Chongli is conveniently located alongside Chongli Taizicheng Railway terminal and features 190 luxury guest rooms and suites with panoramic views of Chongli Taizicheng Snow Town and significant meetings and events facilities. The hotel will open ahead of the city hosting the Winter Olympics, currently scheduled for February 2022. The hotel itself is close to Chongli Exhibition and conference center, and moments away from Chongli Snow Town shopping and restaurant areas.