New hotel openings from IHG – November 2016
Dreaming of your next vacation? Check out these new IHG hotel openings and pack your suitcase for your next getaway. Whether you’re after a change of scenery or an excuse to get away from it all (not that you need one), you should find a destination below to satisfy your wanderlust.
Holiday Inn® Moscow – Seligerskaya, Russia
Bringing the joy of travel to a modern hotel in the capital
Why should you go? Just fifteen minutes from the nearest airport, and a short trip into town, you will be welcomed into Holiday Inn Moscow – Seligerskaya’s unique atrium style Open Lobby. Moscow is Russia’s cultural centre. Famed for its striking architecture, the city hosts two World Heritage sites – the Kremlin and Red Square. After some time spent exploring the city, the hotel’s indoor pool and sauna offers the perfect place to put your feet up and unwind – all in a hard day’s vacation-ing.
Kimpton® Hotel Monaco, Philadelphia, US
An adapted Old City home, bringing you a different way to stay
Why should you go? Kimpton Hotel Monaco is an alluring fusion of the old and new. Paying homage the neighborhood’s friendly small-town feel, the area is blooming with modern boutiques, galleries, eateries and nightlife. The Old City, known as the birthplace of America, is home to distinctive neighborhood attractions, making it a city-break steeped in history. We love the hotel’s Stratus Rooftop Lounge. One of the neighborhood’s only rooftop hangouts, it offers entertainment, views, and a carefully curated drinks menu.
Hotel Indigo® Lower East Side New York, US
Be inspired at an urban oasis with skyline views
Why should you go? This hotel on the trendy Lower East side reaches new heights, sat amongst the New York sky scrapers, and the folks at this Hotel Indigo don’t miss a trick to do things up high. You can take a dip in the rooftop pool or perhaps enjoy a yoga class on the building’s top floor.
Why not browse the shops in one of Manhattan’s most fashionable neighborhoods? For your cultural fix, explore America’s urban history at the Tenement Museum or pay a visit to one of LES’ many art galleries. Or, if all that sounds a little hard work, you’re also welcome to admire the splendor of the big apple from the hotel’s slick rooftop bar.
InterContinental® Shanghai NECC, China
Dazzling luxury in the heart of Shanghai
Why should you go? Centering a trip with your friends and family around Shanghai’s National Exhibition and Convention Centre may not strike you as the obvious choice, at first. However, this new landmark in luxury is conveniently placed to link guests to the various, vibrant areas of Shanghai with ease.
Why not venture to Zhujiajiao, a picturesque, historic water town? Or, delve deeper into China’s history at Qibao Ancient Town. If you’re looking for a way to exercise your credit card, stop by the popular Shanghai Outlets mall. With 240 international brands in stock, you’re sure to find more than enough to fill what little space you have left in your suitcase. And, if a long day’s exploring has left you weary, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Live cooking theatre as well as Chinese, Cantonese, Mediterranean cuisines and beyond are on offer at the hotel’s four beautifully designed eateries.
Crowne Plaza® Pune City Centre, India
Making business travel work in the epitome of “new India”
Why should you go? Whether you’re there for business or pleasure, Crowne Plaza® Pune City Centre is perfectly located in the centre of India’s academia and business hub – Pune. A historic city that is a blend of both ancient and modern, we recommend a trip to Pune in August or September – months which host vibrant festivals, bringing the city to color and life.
A treasure chest for traditional Indian as well as western cuisine, you’re sure to find something to get your taste buds tingling. At the end of a long day sight-seeing, we recommend taking in the sights and sounds from the hotel’s rooftop Evviva Sky Lounge, with a cocktail in hand.
Hotel Indigo® Singapore Katong
A hotel with neighborhood charm and a sense of nostalgia
Why should you go? Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong oozes quirkiness, color and charm – a true neighborhood hotel and reflection of the laid back area. Over the road from the local shopping mall and a stone’s throw from the Singapore Expo and Singapore sports hub, this hotel is in the perfect location to fill your days with whatever takes your pick. Why not head down to downtown Singapore where you’ll find stunning waterfronts, heritage neighborhoods and night bazaars, giving the neighborhood a distinct character.
We recommend an appointment-only visit to the Katong Antique Museum – a treasure trove of stories and hidden gems. Spend your evening soaking away the day in the hotel’s rooftop, infinity pool, before enjoying a spot of dinner at the hotel’s Baba Chews Bar and Eatery.