IHG to open 50-plus new Luxury Lifestyle hotels in 2022

Dozens of fresh additions to come across seven distinct brands

IHG Hotels & Resorts is expecting to broaden its Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio by more than 50 hotels in 24 countries this year.

Within the high-end space, IHG operates Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo and the recently launched Vignette Collection.

“Inspired by the tastes and desires of the luxury traveller, IHG continues to evolve its Luxury & Lifestyle offering with a focus on welcoming guests with exceptional design, bespoke service delivered with intention and meaningful, transformative experiences, all while thoughtfully expanding its portfolio,” the hotel company said.

InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace

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Tom Rowntree, Vice President Global Marketing for Luxury Brands, said: “Luxury, and what it means to consumers, continually changes and adapts.

“We’ve been intentional and strategic with the enhancements we’ve made to the IHG Luxury & Lifestyle collection in recent years, and our exciting pipeline of openings for 2022 demonstrates the strength and depth of the portfolio.”

Now more than ever, luxury consumers are eager to indulge in travel again, but in a more meaningful, purpose-driven way.

“Our Luxury & Lifestyle brands bring distinctive design and unforgettable service together with extraordinary experiences. The addition of these new hotels and resorts in key and emerging markets adds further choice for guests to experience inspiring and personalised stays that meet their travel desires in the moment,” Rowntree said.

Six Senses Rome, Guest room

As LATTE previously reported, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas expects to welcome four resorts and spas this year – Six Senses Rome in Italy, Six Senses Crans-Montana in Switzerland, Six Senses Kanuhura in the Maldives and Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.

IHG has visions to expand the Regent Hotels & Resorts collection by over 40 hotels in key global cities in the long term, but the newest additions include Regent Phu Quoc in Vietnam, along with former InterContinental Hong Kong return to its iconic roots – the hotel first opened its doors in 1980 as a Regent and will re-open this year as Regent Hong Kong following a complete makeover.

Regent Phu Quoc, Beachfront view

InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is anticipated to add 10 properties in 2022. Following openings in Barcelona and Azerbaijan in 2021, the brand will expand through the additions of InterContinental Rome Ambasciatori Palace in Italy, alongside two new resort properties in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. In Australia, the former Hotel Continental, will be reborn as InterContinental Sorrento Mornington Peninsula. The brand is also poised to land in Khao Yai in Thailand, and Appi Kogen Resort in Japan, in addition to Hangzhou Liangzhou, Chongli and Zhengzhou in Greater China. In Peru, the 322-room InterContinental Lima Miraflores is also set to welcome guests this year.

InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort

Following the recent openings in Paris, Bangkok and New Orleans, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is due to open seven properties throughout 2022. They include Kimpton Margot Sydney, Kimpton Aysla Mallorca, Kimpton Naranta Bali, Kimpton Kitalay Samui, as well as a property in Suzhou, Greater China. A third Kimpton hotel in the US state of Georgia will debut in Midtown Atlanta, while Kimpton Roatan in the Caribbean round out the year.

Kimpton Margot Sydney, Guest room

Hotel Indigo, IHG’s fast-growing boutique hotel brand, plans to settle into 26 neighbourhoods over the upcoming year. The brand is slated to continue its rapid growth in The Americas, with openings expected in New Orleans, Omaha, Vancouver in Washington, St. Louis, The Galapagos, Lima, Tulum and Baja. Additionally, three hotels are planned to open in New York City. Following new properties in Serbia and France last year, Hotel Indigo is due to welcome four new hotels in Europe and the Middle East with Vienna, Batumi in Georgia, Baku in Azerbaijan as well as Jabal Akhdar in Oman. Other forthcoming hotels are flagged for Brisbane City Centre and Melbourne. Openings are also planned across destinations in Asia – Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, Karuizawa and Inuyama in Japan, Saigon in Vietnam, Bintan in Indonesia, Alishan in Taiwan, Greater China, and Anji, Hangzhou Xianghu Lake and Xiamen Haicang in Greater China.

Hotel Indigo Karuizawa

Vignette Collection, the newest addition to the IHG Luxury & Lifestyle portfolio, is poised to welcome Sindhorn Midtown in Bangkok, Grand Hotel Wien in Vienna, Austria as well as Penina Resort & Golf and Dona Filipa Hotel, both on Portugal’s Algarve.

Lead image: Kimpton Kitalay Samui, Villa Kitalay aerial view

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