IHG Hotels & Resorts has debuted its luxury InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand in Azerbaijan with the opening of InterContinental Baku.
The 128-room, new-build property overlooks the scenic Baku Bay, allowing guests to experience the InterContinental Life in luxurious modern surroundings while enjoying mesmerising views of the Caspian Sea, harbour and Baku’s iconic Flame Towers.
Baku is known for its “oil-boom architecture,” originating from a period of significant economic growth and development in the 19th century. The hotel’s façade is inspired by this style, and the rest of the hotel’s design is inspired by the region’s landscape, history and culture, and interwoven with InterContinental’s modern luxury design to create an air of elegance and contemporary grandeur.
InterContinental Baku features seven floors of elegantly designed guest rooms, an all-day dining restaurant and a SPA with an indoor pool and hammam. The mezzanine floor features the hotel’s Club InterContinental – named Iksander-nameh after Nizami’s ode to Alexsander the Great – offering a signature discreet private check-in and meeting and dining spaces.
The hotel’s 128 contemporary guestrooms, including six Junior Suites, blend luxury with technology and comfort. The Presidential Suite offers luxury and exclusivity with its own sauna and fitness facilities, along with a spacious private terrace, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a large living space including a working and dining area.
Located in the very centre of Baku, the hotel is adjacent to both the Sahil metro station and the famed 25-kilometre-long Seaside Boulevard, which connects the unique architectural styles of the urban districts with Icheri Sheher – the Old City – a UNESCO World Heritage site developed from the 6th to the 21st century.