Chongqing – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) officially opened the doors to its Chongqing Raffles City property on 12 August, 2020, as the brand continues with expansion plans through to 2023.
Located in downtown Chongqing’s Chao Tian Men Square, the hotel occupies the top floors of the new, modern landmark – the Raffles City Complex, which includes the show stopping 300m skybridge connecting four skyscrapers on the 42nd floor. Hotel guests may walk across the fully-glazed observation deck, enjoying the hotel’s prime address overlooking the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers, city skyline and verdant hills beyond.
Spread across eight skyscrapers, Raffles City Chongqing offers 380 rooms and suites starting from the 44th to 65th floor, all fitted with floor-to-ceiling windows to allow panoramic views all day. Other luxurious touches include the 25m infinity pool, the lobby lounge tucked amongst greenery and at a 250m altitude – creating an ambience of a forest in the clouds.
MICE planners can consider booking the 450sqm or 1,250sqm pillarless ballrooms, with a host of smaller multi-function rooms. Plus, the hotel is offering triple points as part of the IHG Business Rewards campaign in Greater China, for bookings made by 31 August and events held by 31 December 2020.
With this opening, IHG continues to extend its portfolio in emerging travel hot spots with signings and new openings worldwide through to 2023.
Opening end of this year is InterContinental Khao Yai National Park. Also in Thailand, InterContinental Chiang Mai Mae Ping and InterContinental Yao Yai Resort will both open in 2021. Jumping continents to the UAE, InterContinental Mina Al Arab will welcome guests in Q3, 2021. In 2022, Fiji’s Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva will rebrand under IHG, followed by InterContinental Rome. IHG is also opening in popular tourist spot, Halong Bay in 2023.