IHG expands resorts portfolio with four new properties in South East Asia

At the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the growth of its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties.

Image: IHG - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam
Image: IHG - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam

Rajit Sukumaran, chief development officer, Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), IHG said: “It’s fantastic to be bringing new brands to new markets with new and existing partners as we continue to drive scale and brand preference as part of our global strategy. Resorts provide a halo effect to our brands, attract high-value global travellers and enable our guests to explore new destinations."

Kimpton Bali - IHG, together with Ownco, will bring the first Kimpton to Southeast Asia. Kimpton Bali will feature 50 luxurious villas and sit on the Nusa Dua coast. The Kimpton brand introduced the boutique hotel concept to the US over 35 years ago and was acquired by IHG in 2015. Its individually designed hotels blend with the local culture to deliver guests a genuine, personalised experience that is both authentic and reflective of its location.

InterContinental Sapa Resort - Boosting IHG’s presence in Vietnam, the northern town of Sapa will welcome InterContinental Sapa Resort and Holiday Inn Resort Sapa in 2021 developed by Alphanam Investment Joint Stock Company. The luxurious InterContinental Sapa Resort will comprise 200 villas and rooms in the paddy fields.

Holiday Inn Resort Sapa - Holiday Inn Resort Sapa will feature 275 rooms. A key feature is a knowledge centre, shared by both resorts, where guests can learn about Sapa and its rich tribal culture.

Hotel Indigo Phu Quoc Starbay - Another new market entry for IHG is the first Hotel Indigo in one of Vietnam’s top resort destinations, Hotel Indigo Phu Quoc Starbay. Set to open in 2021 and developed with existing owners, MIK Group, the property is located along Dai Beach, in the exclusive Starbay precinct. The hotel will comprise a variety of rooms and suites, luxurious pools, a signature beachfront neighbourhood café-and-bar.

IHG currently has 42 resorts in operation across AMEA, which account for 15% of its total property portfolio, and 25 resorts in the development pipeline.

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