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Here are 10 new IHG hotels you’ll want to visit in 2022

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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 ran similar articles for Marriott (click here) and Hilton (click here) last December – click through if you missed them.

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 - Top View of Villa Kitalay


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


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

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

New Orleans

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


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 ihg VIgnette collection


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


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


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


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

South Africa

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.

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Comments (45)

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  • James says:

    Heading to Intercontinental Ras in a few weeks, very much looking forward to it.

    • Rob says:

      A reader was the first person in – I have photos. Will try to run them this weekend.

      • Chris H says:

        That would be great, I’m there in April – got a great early rate thanks to hfp flagging it up a while ago

    • MrIO says:

      I am just back. It’s awesome, make sure you have a club room. It’s well worth it.

      • James Purvis says:

        I don’t think we do, sadly. Booked via Emirates Holidays – I have status with IHG, hoping they’ll honour it on arrival but not getting my hopes up.

  • Graeme says:

    I’m popping down to the Kimpton Samui in a few weeks – just an hour or so from here for me – as long as Thailand domestic travel rules don’t change again

    • BJ says:

      Rules being relaxed it would seem. For international travellers day 5 PCR test has been replace with an unsupervised lateral flow test for Test & Go applications from 1 March. Have to hand it to the Thai Authorities, I wonder what % they anticipate to come back positive 😀 Just a bit to late to make it worthi changing our trip plans but we did get 5 nights in a Grand CentrePount for £350 after rebates including the PCR tests and transfer so quite happy.

      • Graeme says:

        Yes good to see Day 5 being relaxed. I’m in Bangkok anyway so it’s the domestic travel restrictions that may change again that concern me, this trip has already been rescheduled twice – upside of that being I get to burn some IHG points at this new hotel.

    • BP says:

      I love Samui. Will maybe visit this resort one day – it’s better located than the IC which is a bit remote.

  • BJ says:

    Another three of interest in Thailand. Particularly Intercontinental Khao Yai National Park which apparently will include some accommodations in a refurbished historic train. This area is stunning and just a few hours drive from Bangkok providing opportunities for city, countryside and beach holidays in one trip. Back in Bangkok the CentrePoint Grand Sukhumvit on Sukhumvit Road is being refurbished and reflagged as Crowne Plaza Grand Sukhumvit adding a second CP to the city. It will also get a second Staybridge, this time at Sukhumvit Soi 24 by Phrom Phong Skytrain. Personally I hope to be able to try IC Khao Yai in December this year, and if the rate works I might try the new Staybridge in the city too.

    • Phillip says:

      There’s a Kimpton coming to Khao Yai too. Both look/sound very interesting.

      • BJ says:

        Thanks, hadn’t heard of that one. Hope we see some of the lower redemption rates IHG have often launched new hotels with.

        • krys_k says:

          Went there many many moons ago. Very few hotels. Certainly no Kimptons. Imagine there’s a Starbucks there now too.

    • Graeme says:

      Whereabouts on 24 is the Staybridge going in? All of the construction is further down a good 10/15 mins from the BTS

  • Stuart says:

    Surprised the Holiday Inn Sunderland hasn’t made the list 🤣

  • ianM says:

    I don’t see the purpose of this article, it’s an advertisement.

    What about a piece discussing the tensions in Ukraine and if it affects travel. Or indeed any IHG hotels in Ukraine.

    • Chris says:

      If you want the news read a paper

      Wtaf should a travel loyalty site be bringing to that debate ?? Great deals on IHG hotels in downtown Kiev today….

      You’re a weirdo

      • Jeff77 says:

        Probably won’t be possible to book any hotels in a few days when the cyber attacks start 👀

    • SV travels says:

      Probably worth looking at the title of the website

    • Mrs_Fussy says:

      Huh ! This isn’t the Telegraph

    • Richie says:

      It’s advertorial, informative and welcome.

    • BJ says:

      I liked this series of articles, it’s interesting and potentially useful, hope it becomes an annual thing. Couldn’t care less whether it’s an ad or not, probably betrer if it is as bills have to ve paid.

    • Rhys says:

      IHG didn’t pay us a penny for this. We ran similar pieces on Marriott and Hilton openings over the Christmas/New Year period when traffic is low. IHG was just a bit slow getting us the info….

      • BJ says:

        That’s a pity then because it is effectively free advertising for all three chains and all 30 hotels given how easy it is to land on HfP via google searches. I had read the two earlier articles too.

    • Rob says:

      InterContinental in Kiev is excellent, one of the best in the chain. Happy?

      • Craig V says:

        Got to be better than the old IC Rome! Miserable place with no respect for status. Book on points and get the worst room in the hotel 🙂

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Kimpton Mallorca looks like a condominium in Singapore.

  • BuildBackBetter says:

    Shame Hyatt didn’t get the contract for the resort in RAK. Imagine the marketing – Hyatt on Hayat!

  • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

    “ and a Club InterContinental for anyone with status or staying in a Club room.” – huh? As bloody if! Unless IHG wrote this and have leaked news of their new Diamond tier

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