2019 IHG Gift Guide: Give the Gift of Travel


The best gifts can’t be wrappedWe’ve launched the 2019 IHG Gift Guide to help you give the gift of travel. Whether it’s hiking in Utah or snorkeling in the Cayman Islands, there’s a perfect destination for everyone on your list.   

Explore and discover the best gifts to give this holiday season. We’ve identified five traveler archetypes below to help you choose a destination – which one are you? 


Adventure Seeker 


To Adventure Seekers, every getaway is a quest. From mountain ranges and trails to breathtaking vistas, outdoorsy travelers are drawn to exciting destinations where they can hike, ski, or just get out and explore. 

InterContinental Davos – Davos, Switzerland

Nestled along the Swiss mountainside, InterContinental Davos offers unbeatable year-round adventure. Whether it’s hiking up the mountains or carving a fresh path down them with on skis, fun is everywhere in Davos. 

Holiday Inn Canmore – Canmore, Alberta

Just minutes from Banff National Park and a trio of local golf resorts, Holiday Inn Canmore provides unbridled access to exhilarating skiing, hiking, and other outdoor ventures against the spectacular backdrop of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. 

Holiday Inn Express Springdale-Zion – Springdale, Utah

Discover the otherworldly landscapes of Zion Canyon from the Holiday Inn Express Springdale-Zion. Tucked in the shadow of red rock cliffs just outside Zion National Park and nearby Bryce Canyon National Park, it’s the ideal base camp for a spellbinding southern Utah expedition. 

Kimpton Hotel Born – Denver, Colorado

Elegant and urban, Kimpton Hotel Born brings modern alpine luxury to the heart of downtown Denver. Surrounded by museums, sporting events, bike trails, and easy access to the mountains, this ultimate gateway to the Rockies is the perfect blend of culture and the great outdoors. 

Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee – Kathmandu, Nepal

Stroll peacefully through vibrant gardens in the beautiful Kathmandu Valley with Crowne Plaza Kathmandu-Soaltee as the home base for your Himalayan adventure. Hike the nearby mountains and villages to absorb inspiring panoramas, then return to unwind and recharge. 


Beach Goer 


For some travelers, warm sand and shimmering waters are vacation must-haves. Beach Goers are always on the hunt for an idyllic coastal getaway with sandy shores, serene seaside views, and sunshine in spades. 

Regent Porto Montenegro – Montenegro

In Montenegro, nautical scenes overlook the Durmitor mountains as they melt into the sea. Regent Porto Montenegro is a breathtaking escape for Beach Goers, who are captivated by natural serenity with a touch of medieval Mediterranean history. 

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa – Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Experience bliss on the beach in an over-water villa just steps away from a tranquil soak in a crystal clear lagoon. InterContinental Bora Bora Resort Thalasso Spa is the quintessential South Pacific paradise with pristine waters and endless blue skies. 

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa – Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Stunningly blue Caribbean waters, secret sanctuaries, and the charm of Caymanian kindness await at Kimpton’s Seafire Resort. It’s the perfect retreat for relaxing days that transform into spirited nights. 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon – Felicite, Seychelles

Uncover a private island escape in Seychelles, complete with stunning ocean vistas and luxe lodging that blends discreetly into the landscape. Summer never ends at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, an unspoiled paradise full of ecological wonders and one-of-a-kind connections with nature. 

InterContinental Hayman Island – Hayman Island, Australia

At the northernmost point of Australia’s Whitsunday archipelago, sits the luxurious InterContinental Hayman Island Resort. Take in the breathtaking vistas of the Great Barrier Reef by day, and savor moments of calm and serenity while dining under the stars at night. 


City Explorer 


The City Explorer lives to explore cultural wonders, from days of discovering art and architecture to nights of theater and champagne. Uncover rich history, luxurious amenities, and profound local culture in one of these stellar locales. 

InterContinental Paris Le Grand – Paris, France

Experience historic Parisian charm at InterContinental Paris Le Grand. Guests admire views of the Palais Garnier and tempt their palate at Café de la Paix. In addition to the opera house, the L’Olympia Bruno Coquatrix concert hall and Musée du Parfum are steps from the hotel. 

InterContinental New York Barclay – New York, New York

Take respite from the hustle and bustle of NYC at InterContinental New York Barclay. Exuding both confidence and warmth, its opulent history of catering to upscale rail travelers combines with contemporary luxuries and premier access in the heart of Midtown. 

Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel – London, England

Live like a Londoner at the landmark Kimpton Fitzroy. Guests are transported by the lobby’s marble columns and life-size statues of British queens. After a day of exploring British culture, return to a luxury room overlooking Russell Square to unwind with a glass of bubbly. 

Regent Singapore – Singapore

Discover a tropical sanctuary in the heart of the city at Regent Singapore. Descend on glass elevators through the sun-filled 12-storey atrium, gaze up at lush greenery on stepped balconies or take a 15-minute stroll to explore the tropical flora at Singapore’s Botanic Gardens.  

Kimpton Nine Zero Hotel – Boston, Massachusetts

Positioned at the crossroads of three distinct neighborhoods, Kimpton Nine Zero boasts incredible skyline views, exquisite cuisine, and luxe amenities in the heart of Boston. Enjoy a fresh take on the city’s modern renaissance while embracing its illustrious colonial history. 


Local Discoverer 


Local Discoverers prefer the path less traveled. Their vacations are best enjoyed like a choose-your-own-adventure book. Uncover the local secrets of ancient lands or modern treasures when your home base exists in the heart of a less-explored locale. 

Six Senses Zighy Bay – Oman

Uncover the hidden jewel of Oman—where rugged mountains meet the emerald sea—at Six Senses Zighy Bay. Guests can sink into a powdery beach or venture out on a diving expedition, and the village-inspired accommodations are the perfect place to unwind after a day of discovery. 

InterContinental Ljubljana – Ljubljana, Slovenia

It’s hard to say what guests love more: the stunning panoramic views from the tallest hotel in Ljubljana, Slovenia or the intriguing history of the Old Town. Explore the city’s lovely greenspaces by day, and relax at the InterContinental Ljubljana’s rooftop B-restaurant by night. 

Kimpton Taconic Hotel – Manchester, Vermont

Experience quintessential Vermont at Kimpton Taconic with farm-to-fork fare at the hotel’s Tavern and mountain views from the grand porch. Whether you’re perusing an art festival or tackling a mountain trail, you’ll discover wonders every season in picturesque Manchester Village. 

Holiday Inn Resort Goa – Goa, India

At Holiday Inn Resort Goa, sun and sand lovers are treated to direct beach access along one of India’s most beautiful coasts. Indulge in Ayurvedic spa treatments and traditional Indian cuisine, or dive into the enchanting culture by exploring nearby temples and markets. 

Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong – Phuket, Thailand

Guests immerse themselves in vibrant Thai culture at Hotel Indigo Phuket Patong. Dive into the area’s roots as a fishing village at Butcher’s Garden, kick back at the pour-your-own tiki bar, and appreciate the incredibly unique convergence of tropical forests and neon lights. 


Family Traveler 


When vacationing with kids in tow, everything comes down to one goal: maximum fun. Family Travelers seek destinations that offer exciting, all-ages activities and foster unforgettable experiences, from the historical to the tropical. 

Holiday Inn Washington Capitol – Washington, D.C

At Holiday Inn Washington Capitol, families are just a block away from all of D.C.’s best monuments and museums. Inside, the family will love the rooftop pool and garden courtyard. Outside, kids will gain unforgettable experiences delving into the country’s rich history. 

Holiday Inn Express Waikiki – Honolulu, Hawaii

Enjoy Pacific panoramas between the Koolau mountain range and the Waikiki skyline at Holiday Inn Express Waikiki. The whole family can enjoy the skydeck’s mini-golf, shuffleboard, and pool, or venture offsite for parasailing, zip-lining, luaus, and sunset cruises. 

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites Waterpark – Orlando, Florida

Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites is just a mile from Disney World and offers free shuttle service. But your family may never want to leave thanks to the 4D theater, mini-golf, arcade, bank heist laser challenge, and large water park with waterslides and poolside activities. 

Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives – Maldives

Venture to a tropical island paradise for all ages at Holiday Inn Resort Kandooma Maldives. Soak up some quiet time overlooking the neighboring lagoon, spot colorful sea life on a snorkeling trip, then head out on a catamaran to explore the nearby sandbanks with the family. 

InterContinental San Diego – San Diego, California

The best of two worlds collide at InterContinental San Diego with city thrills alongside beachfront fun. Kids love the rooftop pool, and parents love the poolside cabanas. All that luxury is just a short walk from family-friendly activities, including the San Diego Zoo. 


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