Best hotel design: IHG restaurant photos

Over the past years, a hotel restaurant’s focus has shifted to becoming a neighborhood restaurant rather than just being one in a hotel. While some maintain a hotel-only focus, other restaurants offer options like Sunday brunches, romantic date nights or local eateries to take families.

In the second part of our hotel design series, here are some IHG hotel restaurants that could inspire your next vacation while aiding that budding foodie within.

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Atlanta, GA USA  |  More hotel photos

Inspired by the farm-to-table concept, our InterContinental Buckhead restaurant Southern Art is led by celebrity chef and cookbook author Art Smith.

Start your day with the large breakfast buffet or grab your team for lunch or after-work dinner. Unique offerings include the Ham Bar with various charcuterie boards or the sprawling dessert table with house-made, Southern favorites like bourbon pecan pie, 12-layer red velvet cake and banana pudding.

FYI: Smith was once personal chef to Oprah Winfrey.

Southern Art - InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta restaurant

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Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali

Bail, Indonesia  |  More hotel photos

With the Indian Ocean as your backdrop, our Envy Restaurant offers an open-air, beachside eating experience that one would expect from a Bali resort.

With its casual dining atmosphere, the modern restaurant serves light snacks at sunset and later an a la carte menu featuring salads, pizzas and an international selection of freshly grilled meats and fresh seafood.

Grab your cocktail or fresh tropical juice and take in a casual lunch on the beach or a romantic dinner at sunset.

Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali - Envy Restaurant

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Holiday Inn Brussels Airport

Brussels, Belgium  |  More hotel photos

Grab a Belgian beer and have a seat in the beautiful new restaurant, Kreative Kuisine, whose newly-designed interior has a modern feel with leather chairs, contemporary lighting and reclaimed wood accents.

Wake up in the morning to a buffet breakfast (and Starbucks!), or later enjoy the new brasserie-style seasonal menu for lunch or dinner. Do not pass on the Dame blanche for dessert!

Holiday Inn Brussels Airport restaurant

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Kimpton Hotel Eventi

New York City, New York USA   |  More hotel photos

Choices can be fantastic, and when you have one hotel with three chef-driven restaurants in the bustling neighborhood of Chelsea … well, just pull up a chair. Encompassing an entire block (yep, you read that correctly), each restaurant in the Kimpton Hotel Eventi showcases sumptuous choices for the discerning foodie.

  • L’Amico offers an Italian-influenced cuisine with wood-fire pizzas and freshly-made pastas from renowned chef Laurent Tourondel.
  • His other restaurant, The Vine, offers an amazing cocktail program and all-day fare type food. Perfect for meeting a date or colleague after work.
  • And Kimpton Hotel Eventi’s third restaurant, Lupulo comes from Michelin-starred Chef George Mendes offering Portuguese comfort food, wine and craft beers.
Kimpton Hotel Eventi - L'Amico restaurant

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Kimpton Hotel Eventi - Lupulo restaurant

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Kimpton Hotel Eventi - The Vine restaurant

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Crowne Plaza Dubai – Festival City

Dubai,  United Arab Emirates  |  More hotel photos

Relax on a terrace, order a plate of tapas and take in the sensational skyline views of Dubai. Crowne Plaza’s Zaytoun restaurant is all day Mediterranean restaurant with delicious small plates, grilled meats and salads. Watch top chefs prepare your order in Zaytoun’s open kitchen and listen as outdoor musicians set the mood for a great evening.

Check out these Instagram photos of Zaytoun, its food and views from Dubai locals and travelers.

Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City restaurant

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Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt City – Hauptbahnhof

Frankfurt, Germany  |  More hotel photos

Each morning you stay at Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt City – Hauptbahnhof, you wake up to a breakfast bar filled with fresh coffee, baked goods, rich German cheeses and cold meats. Then during the day, explore the Old Town neighborhood, shop at unique boutique stores and visit the exhibitions at Städel Museum. In the evening, head back to the hotel and enjoy our modern bar for a glass of local beer or premium whiskey.

Holiday Inn Express Frankfurt City - Hauptbahnhof

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EVEN Hotel Omaha Downtown

Omaha, NE USA  |  More hotel photos

You can eat well while visiting Omaha with our abundance of simple, naturally good choices including customized menu items, freshly prepared for food for diets and healthy grab-and-go items for convenience. Plus, delicious desserts, smoothies and our signature cocktails remind you why simple indulgences are key to balance.

Everything EVEN Hotel Omaha Downtown does is designed to give you choices so you can stay healthy on the road.

EVEN Hotels Omaha Downtown - Cork N Kale restaurant

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Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

Shanghai, People’s Republic of China   |  More hotel photos

Taste the glamour of old Shanghai at CHAR, located on the top floor of the hotel. With panoramic views of the city, CHAR features signature grilled steaks, an international wine list and modern twists on old classics.

CHAR is the only place in Shanghai serving Wagyu eye-fillet beef from an award-winning, environmentally sustainable ranch in Australia. Don’t miss the Banana Cheesecake for dessert! It’s served in a traditional Brie cheese box from France.

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund - Char Restaurant

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HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts Yangjiang City Center

Yangjiang, People’s Republic of China  |  More hotel renderings

There are four lavish dining selections offered at our newest international luxury hotel brand in China. Located downtown in the MingYang commercial area, HUALUXE (pronounced Wah-lux) is dedicated to providing a series of thoughtfully designed spaces and exceptionally attentive services to the Business Elite.

The four dining options include:

  • Fu Lin Chinese Restaurant: The dining room has a sense of Chinese history, and the design is inspired by Wu Xing, the five Chinese elements. It serves innovative and luxury Chinese dishes.
  • Xianyan All Day Dining Restaurant: The unique setting offers open cooking stations where fresh food is created using seasonal fare. The unique noodle bar operates till midnight.
  • Tai & Ko Specialty Restaurant: A modern, fusion restaurant that incorporates the essence of Japanese, Korean and Thai cuisine.
  • Luxe Gathering: Created by HUALUXE as a brand hallmark, Luxe Gathering combines exclusive fine dining, meeting and entertainment for business and private gatherings.
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Hualuxe Hotels and Resort: Noodle Bar

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 HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts Yangjiang City Center

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Hualuxe Hotels and Resort: Luxe Gathering

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