With a world of destinations to choose from, here’s our inaugural series on new hotel openings from InterContinental Hotels Group. Whether you’re after a city break, a beach holiday, or a staycation, we bet you will find something to make you reach for your passport.
IHG’s portfolio of brands is bursting at the seams with new, exciting destinations — and we’ll bet you will find an incredible city below for your next vacation. So, here’s some of our newest hotel openings.
Hotel Indigo Krakow – Old Town
Past meets present in Poland’s capital of culture
Why should you go? Krakow’s old town is steeped in history, much of which has been preserved for visitors and locals alike to enjoy. So well preserved, in fact, that the area is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Venture a few steps from your hotel to explore Central Europe’s largest medieval market square. Just a little way on, you’ll find yourself standing under the stunning Florian Gate. If greenery’s more your thing, find a spot to take the weight off your feet at the Planty Park, growing in what was once the town’s moat. A long day’s exploring will leave the hardiest of historians looking to be fed: keep it traditional at Filipa 18, Hotel Indigo’s restaurant choice, serving delicious Polish cuisine.
EVEN Hotel Brooklyn
Where wellness is built in, balancing style and serenity in Brooklyn
Why should you go? The most populous (and arguably the coolest) of New York’s boroughs, Brooklyn has become the ultimate hipster destination in recent years. Just a skip over its iconic namesake river crossing, and you’ll be transported to an exciting hub of restaurants, bars and attractions.
Spending your trip exploring Manhattan’s next-door neighbour needn’t thwart your fitness goals. EVEN Hotels’ pioneering concept of keeping well on-the-go means you can stay active, stick to your routine and make healthy choices. Refuel at Cork & Kale ™ Market and Bar – where eating well never tasted so good – before heading out to see the sights. Looking for that serenity we were talking about? Why not take in the views at Prospect Park, visit a Brooklyn museum or stir the nature-lover in you at the Botanical Gardens?
InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun
Live the InterContinental Life in the heart of the Beijing’s stylish Sanlitun
Why should you go? At the core of Beijing’s “place to be”, you’ll never feel far from soul of the party when you stay at InterContinental Beijing Sanlitun. The city’s entertainment district, Sanlitun’s vibrant streets are lined with bars, restaurants, shops and markets. Alternatively, the hotel’s international restaurants and bars boast five-star dining served with floor-to-ceiling views of the city skyline. The Lobby Lounge is a relaxed option, offering speciality tea and premium coffee alongside artisanal chocolate. Where do we sign up?
Holiday Inn Manchester – City Centre
Discover the joy of travel in the trendy Mancunian quarter
Why should you go? Holiday Inn Manchester – City Centre is perfectly located for a vibrant break in the heart of city. Music lovers will enjoy the proximity to the city’s biggest venues, including the Manchester Arena, o2 Apollo and Bridgwater Hall. Football fans will be just minutes from the stadiums – and the hotel has even named two suites after local legends of the sport. For the shopaholics amongst you, the hotel is just steps from the chance to shop until you drop. After a long day in the bustling city, enjoy a leisurely drink in the hotel’s Open Lobby bar.
Crowne Plaza Resort Sanya Bay
A charming hotel, making business travel work, in a tropical location on the coast of Mainland China
Why should you go? If you’d go to the ends of the earth to find the perfect location to balance work and play, look no further than Sanya Bay. Set in the largest of Hainan Island’s bays, the resort offers the all tranquillity you could wish for in a trip away – be it business or leisure. For breath-taking views, the hotel is just minutes from Tianya Haijio – Mainland China’s southernmost tip – otherwise known as the end of the earth. A short ride away, you can marvel at the splendour of Nanshan Temple and Mingzhu Plaza before heading back for a spot of relaxation. If the choice of indoor and outdoor swimming pools (or, in fact, the sea) isn’t enough to whet your appetite, why not relax in the hotel’s natural hot spring? And at the end of the day, indulge in some locally prepared seafood at Sanya Bay’s Dan Jia Restaurant.
Holiday Inn Express – Sydney Macquarie Park
Simple, smart travel in a Sydney hub
Why should you go? The brand’s first foray into Australia, this Holiday Inn Express is modern and conveniently located. It’s Sydney’s second-largest business district, but there are plenty of places in easy reach to explore, including Sydney’s favorite local secrets. Back in the late 19th century, visitors to the north-Sydney spot would find market gardens and the occasional waterfall. Nowadays, things are a little different. You’ll be well-placed to visit Top Ryde City, or pop over to Eastwood, where locals often flock to sample the interesting wares and unique offering of Korean and Chinese food and culture. For something a little calmer, try the nearby bushwalk and earn yourself some tucker at the hotel’s delicious Glasshouse Dining. Here’s more Sydney spots for food, shopping and attractions.