We have been working with IHG to bring you details of 10 new IHG Rewards hotels opening in 2022 which would resonate with a UK audience. They chose well, and I think that most of you will find at least a couple of these properties tempting.
We are hoping to increase the number of IHG hotels we review this year, and we’ll do our best to get to some of the European openings below once they are bookable.
Kimpton Kitalay Samui
Thailand has re-opened to tourists and so has IHG’s Kimpton Kitalay Samui on (you guessed it) Koh Samui. This is the second Kimpton in Thailand and the first resort in the region, after the Kimpton Bangkok which opened in 2020. The Kimpton Kitalay Samui opened in January on Choengmon Beach, just a 20 minute taxi to the international airport. The 138-room resort features a two-storey stitled design including a number of pool villas and five dining venues. IHG is a little under-represented in Thailand and South East Asia so it’s good to see the brand expanding. The website is here.
InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace
Closer to home, the Intercontinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace is a conversion of the historic neo-renaissance mansion built in 1900 to host foreign ambassadors. In 1946 it became the American Embassy Library before being converted into an InterContinental in 2007. Whilst not new, the InterContinetal Rome Abasciatori Palace is currently closed for a thorough restoration and refurbishment. The 160-room hotel has views across the Via Veneto and opens its doors again on 1st October 2022. The hotel website is here.
Six Senses Rome
Also opening in the Italian capital is the brand-new Six Senses Rome in a restored 18th Century palazzo building on the quiet Piazza di San Marcello, just a stone’s throw from the city’s ancient heart including the Pantheon and Fontana di Trevi. The Six Senses Rome will fully restore the building’s UNESCO heritage-listed facade and grand staircase, and will feature 95 rooms and suites, as well as a spa, restaurant, courtyard and rooftop terrace with 360 degree views of the city and surrounding mountains. Opens this year.
Hotel Indigo New Orleans French Quarter
Across the pond IHG’s growing boutique brand is expanding in New Orleans with the addition of a second Hotel Indigo in the city’s famous French Quarter. The 143-room hotel is located along the site of the world’s longest continuously operating street railway (!) and features a restaurant lounge called Common Interest with a contemporary twist on traditional New Orleans cuisine. The hotel has just opened and you find out more on the website here.
InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab
The InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab is the latest luxury resort to open in Ras Al Khaimah, the rapidly growing northern Emirate. Located on the reclaimed land of Hayat Island, the resort features 351 beach-front rooms and suites plus six dining spots and a Club InterContinental for anyone with status or staying in a Club room. The resort also features a number of family villas with private pools if you want even more privacy. Two pools, a spa and Turkish hammam round out the resort. The hotel opened this week. The hotel website is here.
Grand Hotel Wien – Vignette Collection
Although not a new hotel, the Grand Hotel Wien will be joining IHG this year as part of the newly-launched Vignette Collection, a family of unique, one-of-a-kind hotels globally. The Grand Hotel is a legendary Viennese icon, having opened in 1870 as the first luxury hotel in the city. The hotel now has 200 rooms and suites, 15 with their own balcony. When it joins the Vignette Collection later this year you’ll be able to earn and burn IHG Rewards points.
Regent Phu Quoc
The Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc is welcoming the 52-year old Regent brand this year as IHG expands this small brand, acquired a couple of years ago, to over 40 hotels in the coming years. Regent Phu Quoc is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the airport on the western coast of the island with views across the Gulf of Thailand and next to a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. The resort features 176 suites and 126 villas with private infinity pools, as well as a spa and 6 restaurants. Opens Spring 2022. The hotel website is here.
Kimpton Aysla Mallorca
Just 14km from Palma, the Kimpton Aysla Mallorca offers an intimate 79-room getaway surrounded by native gardens and right next to the Santa Ponsa golf courses. The Kimpton Aysla Mallorca marks IHG’s first foray into the luxury market on the island and features a complete refurbish of the existing Santa Posa Country Club. In addition to golf the hotel also has easy access to tennis courts as well as indoor and outdoor pools. Opens late August. The hotel website is here.
Six Senses Crans-Montana
Italy isn’t the only country getting a new Six Senses. IHG is also adding an exclusive 47-room Six Senses in Crans-Montana, just a few hours from Geneva and and directly on the slopes of the Crans-Montana ski area with 140km of pistes. The hotel will feature two restaurants as well as a sun terrace and 2,000 square metre spa. Opening this year.
voco Johannesburg Rosebank
IHG’s upscale conversion brand continues to expand (I reviewed the first UK voco in Cardiff here) and Johannesburg is next on the list. The voco Johannesburg Rosebank is the first voco in Africa and is now open and just a few minutes walk from the Gautrain and Rosebank Mall. The hotel is part of a mixed use building featuring two restaurants, a gym, plus several floors of co-working space and premium offices at the very top. Open now. The hotel website is here.
IHG One Rewards update – September 2023:
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