IHG's 20 new hotel openings to watch out for in 2020

Source: IHG Hotels & Resorts



Our guests are at the center of what we do at IHG, and we are committed to ensuring our guests receive the best experiences when they stay with us. To kick off the new decade, we are thrilled to announce 20 of our exciting new hotel openings in 2020. From exploring new emerging destinations to discovering neighborhoods with a local lens – we have a destination for everyone.



Hot 2020 destination: Japan


Hotel Indigo® Hakone Gora, Japan


Opening date: Early 2020


About: The first Hotel Indigo property to open in Japan, Hotel Indigo Hakone Gora will be a place where guests and locals alike can gather and enjoy the rich culture and history of Gora. The neighborhood is unparalleled with its famous pastel colored hot springs surrounded by majestic, green mountains and the charms of nature that change with the seasons. The lobby entrance is inspired by the traditional tea houses of the past. The wood panelling features patterns famous throughout all Japan and specific to Hakone. 98 rooms and suites offer relaxation with every room featuring a traditional Japanese bath tub with natural onsen water.



Kimpton® Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan


Opening date: Mid 2020


About: Kimpton® Shinjuku combines a style and ethos inspired by New York’s arts scene with exquisitely-detailed Japanese handcrafted artisanal traditions. The result is a curated canvas with intricate interiors that are guaranteed to inspire. Close to the iconic Shibuya crossing, the hotel sits in the heart of fashionable Shinjuku. City locals and travelers alike will be able to satiate their appetites at The Jones, the New York-inspired café, The District restaurant which features the outdoor terrace and Eighty-Six, a rooftop bar open only to VIPs.


For the Weekend Explorers


Holiday Inn Express® Las Vegas E Tropicana


Opening date: Early 2020


About: Perfect for a quick weekend trip to Vegas, Holiday Inn Express® Las Vegas E Tropicana boasts an excellent location near some of Vegas’s most popular attractions. With no resort fees and located within a stones’ throw of Mandala Bay, the new Raiders Stadium, and the thriving Las Vegas strip, guests are offered unparalleled convenience and an ideal base to explore - perfect for a whirlwind weekend in the Silver State. The hotel will offer a complimentary local area shuttle, an Express Start Breakfast Bar included in the price, an on-site Fitness Center and outdoor pool.



InterContinental® Punta Piqueros, Chile


Opening date: Mid 2020


About: Located on a rock known as Punta Piqueros in the district of Concon, this hotel overlooks the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel boasts spectacular views of neighboring Viña del Mar, the weekend getaway spot for Santiago’s well-heeled, and the colorful and bohemian port city of Valparaiso. The 140-room hotel offers five suites and a variety of ways to wine and dine with two restaurants, wine bar and pool bar. The expansive gym and spa span 10,000 sqf and feature treatment rooms, pool and sauna to ensure guests can properly unwind.



Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor


Opening date: Early 2020


About: Making its Asia Pacific entry into Bangkok, one of Asia’s most bustling cities, Staybridge Suites brings with it a dedication and commitment to offering a sense of ‘home’ to guests amidst the hustle and bustle of their travelling lives. The 303-suite Staybridge Suites Bangkok Thonglor will provide a distinctive residential-style hotel experience with all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen in each suite and access to outdoor space via dedicated balconies in selected suites. Welcoming public communal areas, from The Den, where guests can relax and come together, to the onsen and sauna, sky pool and 24 hour fitness center, each space is uniquely designed with the guest in mind to help them focus on work, or kick back and relax. Additionally, the hotel curates The Social three nights a week to offer a casual opportunity for guests unwind and connect.



For Urban Design Aficionados


Kimpton® Vividora Hotel, Barcelona, Spain


Opening date: Early 2020


About: Kimpton Vividora Hotel will mark the brand’s debut in a new European market: Spain. The hotel will be in the city’s Gothic Quarter, tucked away on a pedestrian street. Guests will enjoy being just a few steps away from charming boutiques, buzzy restaurants and stunning centuries-old architecture that can be found along the neighborhood’s narrow winding roads and in its lively plazas. This property is outfitted in typical early 19th century Spanish architecture, overlooking neighboring Gothic buildings, giving hotel guests typical residential Gothic Quarter views.



Kimpton® Maa-Lai, Bangkok, Thailand


Opening date: Early 2020


About: Marking the debut for the brand in Southeast Asia, the Kimpton® Maa-Lai takes its name from the traditional flower garland presented as a token of welcome, good health and respect to guests and loved ones. The hotel will feature 362 rooms, including 131 serviced residences. Nestled in the heart of the Langsuan area, the hotel sits beside Lumpini Park, one of the largest parks in the city. Guests can look forward to two restaurants with the signature Kimpton flair, Stock Room and Ms. Jigger, and two bars, CRAFT and bar.yard, a rooftop bar.



Hotel Indigo® Dubai Downtown


Opening date: Mid 2020


About: As the first Hotel Indigo in the United Arab Emirates, the hotel draws inspiration from the rich heritage and vibrancy of Dubai Creek. Traditionally used for pearl diving, fishing, trading and shipping, with the souks providing the backdrop for trading, the creek played a large role in the heritage of Dubai. Throughout the hotel lobby, public spaces and rooms, guests will see nods to the local neighborhood with incorporation of shipping crates to create eclectic and quirky pieces for the interiors. The story is further supported by the selection of rich fabrics and patterns that are featured throughout the hotel in both public areas and guestrooms, adding to the vibrant, eclectic, quirky and arty interior spaces.



For the History Enthusiasts


Kimpton® Pittman, Deep Ellum, Dallas, USA


Opening date: Mid 2020


About: Originally the historic Knights of Pythias Temple (subsequently the Union Bankers Trust Building), the building was designed in 1916 by architect William Sidney Pittman. The hotel will include 165 guest rooms, more than 5,000 sqf of meeting space, a signature restaurant, bar and lounge, outdoor patio, pool and fitness center. Keeping true to the building’s history, the design will retain the original Beaux Arts structure and the integrity of the fourth-floor ballroom where celebrated blues musicians such as “Blind Lemon” Jefferson, Robert Johnson and “Lead Belly” Ledbetter performed.



Hotel Indigo® Spokane, Washington, USA


Opening date: Early 2020


About: Dating from 1911, the historic building in Spokane’s downtown area that was once the iconic Otis hotel is being brought back to its former glory following an extensive refurbishment. The five-story, 112-room Hotel Indigo® Spokane will feature a restaurant and bar, fitness center, business center and 1,500 sqf of meeting space. Located less than one mile from the Spokane Convention Center and Spokane Falls, it is just two blocks from River Park Square.



Candlewood Suites Kingston West and Holiday Inn Express Kingston West – Dual Branded Property – Kingston, Ontario


Opening date: Mid 2020


About: Conveniently located minutes from Historic Downtown Kingston and directly off highway 401 en-route to Ottawa and Montreal. This new-built hotel is perfect for leisure and extended stay travelers. Close to local attractions such as 1000 Islands Cruises, Kingston Penitentiary Tours, and Fort Henry. Enjoy an outdoor adventure on the K&P Trail or take a short trip to Rock Dunder for a more challenging hike!



For the Beach Buffs and Zen Masters


Regent®, Phu Quoc, Vietnam


Opening date: Late 2020


About: Set by the waterfront, Regent Phu Quoc stands in Bai Truong’s Phu Quoc Marina, and will offer a unique suites and villa concept, all with sea views. Facilities on-site will include world-class dining experiences, private beach, a spa, as well as pool and gym facilities. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve in 2006, and with half of the island covered by a National Park, Phu Quoc provides the perfect canvas for an idyllic holiday.



InterContinental® Yao Yai Resort, Thailand


Opening date: Late 2020


About: This hotel is located on the up-and-coming Koh Yao Yai, a serene and unspoiled island in Southern Thailand. Typified by palm-fringed beaches, mountainous rain forest and timeless traditional villages, the area is easily accessed from Phuket or Krabi, yet a world away in vacation experience. The beachfront resort blends contemporary design elements with the exotic culture, rich heritage and vernacular architecture of Southern Thailand. Complete with three world-class restaurants, state-of-the art fitness club, decadent spa and InterContinental signature Kid’s club Planet Trekkers, guests can choose from sublime suites, sea-view villas and private residences.



Kimpton® Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia


Opening date: Late 2020


About: The natural beauty of the Nusa Dua coastline and lush volcanic hillsides make for a perfect backdrop to Kimpton Bali, opening in 2020. Here, 50 luxury villas serve as a lifestyle sanctuary that will embrace local Balinese culture while delivering a genuine experience on the Island of the Gods.



For the New Destination Seekers


Holiday Inn Express® Trier, Germany


Opening date: Early 2020


About: The city center of Trier is the oldest in Germany. The oldest city gate “Porta Nigra”, the old thermal bath, and the Trier Cathedral are all reachable by foot in the center of the city. Holiday Inn Express® Trier is a modern hotel situated on the shore of the River Mosel. It's a short walking distance to the promenade of the Mosel shore where travelers can find numerous cozy restaurants as well as the ship investors for the Mosel Cruises that invites a beautiful stroll along the river. As with all Holiday Inn Express Hotels, Express Start breakfast is included in the price.



Holiday Inn® Mannheim City - Hauptbahnhof, Germany


Opening date: Mid 2020


About: A 30-minute train from Frankfurt, Mannheim has all the key ingredients of a gemütlich weekend break: a slowly expanding selection of luxury and boutique restaurants, Instagrammable sights, a hipster neighborhood, and a jaw-dropping new look for the Kunsthalle; its century-old gallery of modern and contemporary art occupies an entire block and last summer was given a major overhaul. Holiday Inn®Mannheim City – Hauptbahnhof is located five minutes from the main train station. Inclusive Wi-Fi, secure underground parking, and a 24-hour mini-gym, the family-friendly accommodation provides a comfortable base for exploring, with all rooms including blackout blinds, sofa beds for children, and a choice of pillows. Kids stay and eat for free, and all-day dining is available in the inviting Open Lobby.



For the Business Savvy, Event Masters and Layover Specialists


Crowne Plaza® & Holiday Inn Express®, Warsaw Hub – Poland


Opening date: Late 2020


About: This new dual-branded hotel is part of The Warsaw HUB – a new business concept that will offer 430 rooms and suites from Holiday Inn Express and Crowne Plaza, conveniently located in the heart of the city’s Silicon Valley - Rondo Daszyńskiego in the Wola district. All Crowne Plaza rooms will be located on floors 11 to 21, including a Sky Bar complete with a terrace overlooking the city. The hotel also has 2000 square meters of meeting space, a gym, spa and almost 900 square meters dedicated to dining - geared towards business travelers. The newly designed Holiday Inn Express® Next Generation rooms have a flexible work/rest corner with unlimited free Wi-Fi and an Express Start Breakfast™ included.



avid™ Hotel Denver Airport


Opening date: Early 2020


About: This 97-room avid hotel property in the “Mile High City” is located just six miles from Denver International Airport and five minutes from the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. One of IHG’s newest brands, avid is revolutionizing the mid scale hotel landscape. The avid hotel offers a superior guest experience including a great night’s sleep, a grab-and-go breakfast, and seamless technology – the essentials for everyday travel. The room is designed for sound sleep with high-quality mattress and linens, and choice of pillows, high-quality breakfast with brand-name options alongside a premium bean-to-cup coffee experience and latest technology with 55” screens in each room and mobile casting capabilities.



Crowne Plaza® Sydney Darling Harbour


Opening date: Early 2020


About: Enviably located on the corner of Sussex and Bathurst Streets, the newly built Crowne Plaza® Sydney Darling Harbour is your sanctuary away from home. The new build hotel features 152 modern guest rooms and suites suspended in a prime position just a short stroll to the CBD’s commercial & transport hub, the lively Darling Harbour precinct and the International Convention Centre. The property also has a heated outdoor plunge pool with vista across Sydney’s skyscrapers, 4 x meeting and event rooms and 3 x restaurants & bars.



InterContinental® Chongqing Raffles City, China


Opening date: Early 2020


About: Located in front of the famous Chao Tian Men Square, the hotel will have 380 guest rooms and suites that provide stunning views of Yangtze and Jialing River. The SkyCrystal, located on the 42nd floor, connects four skyscrapers at a height of 250 meters with views over the bustling Yuzhong District. The hotel’s Chaotianmen Grand Ballroom will be the largest in city, offering 1200 sqm of space and floor to ceiling windows overlooking Chao Tian Men Square and Yangtze River.

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