Hotel Openings

16051 03 Aug 2021

IHG Brings a New Luxury Experience to Azerbaijan

InterContinental Baku marks the brand’s first opening in the Land of Fire

IHG Hotels Resorts,one of the world's leading hotel companies, hasdebuteditsworld-renowned luxury brand InterContinental Hotels Resorts inAzerbaijanwith therecentopening ofInterContinental Baku.

The128-room,new-buildproperty overlooksthe scenic Baku Bay,allowingguests to experience theInterContinental Lifeinluxurious modernsurroundingswhile enjoyingmesmerizingviews of the Caspian Sea,harbourandBakusiconic Flame Towers.The city of Baku is a melting point of architectureinspired by the city's rich historyand seamlessly combines the ancient and modern.

Bakuisknownforits "oil-boom architecture," originatingfrom aperiod ofsignificanteconomic growthand developmentin the 19thcentury.The hotel'sfaade isinspired bythis style,andthe rest of the hotel's designis inspired bythe region's breath-taking landscape,history,and culture,andinterwoven with InterContinental's modern luxury designto create anair ofeleganceandcontemporary grandeur.

InterContinental Hotelsand Resortsis famed for blending international know-how with a city's cultural heritage and InterContinental Baku is no exception. Guestscan become familiar with legendary medieval poet and scientistNizamiGanjaviwho was born in Azerbaijan in 12th century,considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. His greatest collection of poems,Khamsa,have beenreflected inthe hotel'sinterior design andinspiredthe namesofdifferent hotel facilities,from the restaurantto themeeting spaces.The hotelfeaturessevenfloors of elegantly designedguestrooms,anall-day dining restaurant offering a thoughtful balance of local and Mediterranean cuisine and a SPA with indoor pool and hammam. The mezzanine floor features the hotel'sClub InterContinental namedIksander-namehafterNizami'sode toAlexsanderthe Great-withspectacular views of the Baku Gulf and Caspian Seaand offerssignaturediscreet private check-in and meeting and dining spaces.

The hotel's 128 contemporary guestrooms, including 6 Junior Suites, blend luxury with technology and comfort.Designed for the needs oftheworldlyluxurytraveller,rooms offerWi-Fi access andaspacious workspace with task lighting and USB ports, smarttouch panels specially designed fora guestsneeds, coffee and tea facilities, and indulgent bedding. The Presidential Suiteoffers luxury and exclusivity with its own sauna and fitness facilities,along with a spacious private terrace,fullyequippedkitchen, two bedroomsand alarge livingspaceincluding a working and dining area.

The Seven Beauties Spadraws its name and aesthetics fromasensualpoemwrittenbyNazamiin 1197, and the space and treatments areinspired by the area's rich history and traditions, with beautiful marble tiling anddelicatelighting.Guests and visitors are invited to indulge,disconnect,and delightin theindoor swimming pool, sauna,hammam, gym andtreatmentrooms. 

InterContinental Baku'sKhamsaRestaurantshowcases andblends Mediterranean and Azerbaijanilocal culinary gems. Visitorscanenjoy a spacious dining atmosphere while tasting the very best locally sourced produce and accompanyingthe diningexperience with a selection of over 50 wines from leading local and internationally recognised wineries. There is also a privatedining roomavailable forunforgettableprivategatherings and events.

Located in the verycentreof Baku,the hotel isadjacent toboth theSahil metro station andthefamed25km-long Seaside Boulevard,which harmoniously connectstheunique architectural stylesof theurban districtswithIcheriSheher-theOldCity-a UNESCO WorldHeritagesitedeveloped fromthe6thtothe21stcentury. BakuAirport is only 25 km away.

PawelCzerwienka,GeneralManager of InterContinental Baku commented on the opening, "Asthe world's first international luxury hotel brand, with 75 years of pioneering travel across the globe, InterContinental Hotels Resorts has proudly become an iconic symbol of sophistication and worldliness.The brand is renowned for weaving modern luxury design through its collection of iconic properties and we cant wait for guests to live the InterContinental Life experience atthe brand-newInterContinental Baku."

The opening is the first in a host of openings for InterContinental Hotels Resorts in its 75thdiamondanniversary yearwhich will celebrate the return of travel. The brand willalsosee exciting openings inBarcelona, Spain; Grand Ho Tram, Vietnam; Luanda, Angola; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; KhaoYai, Thailand; Sydney, AustraliaandAppiKogen, Japanthrough the remainder of 2021.

Rooms at InterContinental Baku start from $130.

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About InterContinental Hotels Resorts:

The InterContinental Hotels Resorts brand makes travel alluring, with insights from 75 years of experience. Each of our properties provides a gateway to the glamour of the InterContinental Life. As a brand, we aim to embody global sophistication through our superior, understated service and exceptional amenities. What makes us truly different is the genuine interest we show our guests through personalised and attentive services. We offer our most valued guests signature VIP services through a dedicated InterContinental Ambassador programme and an exclusive Club InterContinental experience. We connect our well-travelled guests to whats special about a destination, so they enjoy authentic local experiences that will enrich their lives. For more information and to book, visit www.intercontinental.com, and connect with us on Facebook www.facebook.com/intercontinental and Instagramwww.instagram.com/intercontinental.

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About IHG Hotels Resorts:

IHG Hotels Resorts[LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good. With a family of 16 hotel brands andIHG Rewards, one of the worlds largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has nearly 6,000 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a further 1,800 due to open over the next five years.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Groups holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 350,000 people work across IHGs hotels and corporate offices globally. Visit us online for more about ourhotels and reservationsandIHG Rewards. For our latest news, visit ourNewsroomand follow us onLinkedIn,FacebookandTwitter.