InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts opened new hotel in the the Swiss Alps – InterContinental Davos
Davos, Switzerland, 2014-1-13 — /travelprnews.com/ — InterContinental® Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, opened its eagerly awaited InterContinental® Davos hotel in December 2013. Perfectly positioned at the foot of the Flüela Pass, the hotel looks over the shores of Lake Davos, offering magnificent views of the Grison Alps and featuring stunning, contemporary design.
The unique, oval shaped building is enveloped by 790 gold-coloured steel elements, resulting in an impressive futuristic façade, which has been designed to blend into the native landscape and integrate accents of the Swiss Alpine world. This is reflected in the interior of the hotel, which conveys a modern warm Chalet feel, extending across its 216 rooms and suites. The local environment has also been integrated into the design of the hotel’s InterContinental Alpine spa. The spa’s decor is based on natural rocks and herbs and offers both an indoor and outdoor pool.
InterContinental Davos offers a wide range of local, regional and international cuisines in its four restaurants. The Capricorn Brassiere serves specialities from across the Alpine region, Matsu specialises in experimental cuisine and Stübli creates Japanese and Alpine fusion food, including the speciality ‘Shabu Shabu’ fondue. Finally, the highlight of the InterContinental Davos’ culinary offering is the exclusive Studio Grigio restaurant on the top floor where guests are treated to a superb dining experience accompanied by breath-taking views.
Tom Rowntree, Vice President Brand Management Upscale & Luxury Brands, Europe at IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group), IHG comments: “The opening of InterContinental Davos reflects the success of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand, not only in Europe, but also globally as it continues to appeal to both investors and consumers in an increasingly competitive hotel market.”
Peter H. Pedersen, InterContinental Davos General Manager adds, “As Davos is considered to be the pioneer of Alpine tourism, we are proud to bring InterContinental Davos to this beautiful location. Whether for business or pleasure, we look forward to sharing our unique hotel and stunning surroundings with our guests.”
As host to numerous major sporting events and one of Switzerland’s largest ski resorts Davos offers sporting and recreational activities throughout the year. The city annually hosts the World Economic Forum, a meeting of global political and business leaders and has become the congress centre of the Alps. InterContinental Davos is more than equipped to cater to the needs of the business elite with more than 1,500m² of ultra-modern conference facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is IHG’s luxury brand. IHG’s broad family of nine brands in nearly 100 countries and territories meets the needs of guests, whatever the occasion. There are currently 30 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties in Europe. InterContinental® Davos will open at the end of this year.
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IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE™ Hotels & Resorts.
IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with over 76 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet for Elites across all hotels, globally.
IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,600 hotels and 679,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories. With more than 1,000 hotels in its development pipeline, IHG expects to recruit around 90,000 people into additional roles across its estate over the next few years.
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.