The highly-anticipated InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu will open this summer, following an extensive four-year restoration to one of the city’s most iconic buildings.
Nestled in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the landmark InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu will open in June 2019. Located in a former hospital that operated for more than eight centuries until 2010, the historical building has been lovingly restored to offer a contemporary haven in the heart of the city centre.
The hotel’s 360-metre long facade overlooks the Rhône River. The hotel’s breath-taking Soufflot Dome, towering 72 metres high, has been one of the most extensive private renovations of a classified site in France since 2013, involving more than 800 craftsmen. The majestic Dome will be the heart of the hotel, boasting a magnificent bar, Le Dôme, which will act as a meeting place for hotel guests and locals alike.
InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu will offer 104 rooms and 35 suites, half of which have views of the Rhône River. The other rooms overlook the Fourvière or the Grand Hôtel-Dieu with its tree-lined inner courtyards. The Duplex Suites, accessed from the upper level, boast large windows extending up to the ceiling, honouring the original architecture of this historic building, and offering uninterrupted views of the Rhône River. The exclusive Presidential Suite, with its powder pink tones and elegant floral motifs, will be the largest suite in the city.
Situated on the ground floor, the hotel’s restaurant Épona, named after a popular goddess of Gaulish Celtic mythology, patron saint of horse riding and travel, will offer dishes closely linked to Lyon’s gastronomic culture thanks to Chef Mathieu Charrois. His signature dish will revisit the legendary quenelle (a type of local dumpling) along with other dishes typical of the area.
Club InterContinental members will be able to enjoy outstanding views of the area from the private Club InterContinental Lounge that offers a bird’s eye view of the premises.
This opening marks the sixth InterContinental Hotel in France, joining the family of InterContinental Paris – Le Grand, InterContinental Paris – Avenue Marceau, InterContinental Carlton Cannes, InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu and InterContinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel.
Standard rooms at InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu will start from £250.