IHG celebrates the official opening of InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City today. Located in Chao Tian Men Square of downtown Chongqing, China, InterContinental Chongqing Raffles City is part of the iconic Raffles City complex – a new modern landmark. Auspiciously located at the confluence of the Yangtze and Jialing Rivers, the state-of-the-art high-rise hotel is close to famed local attractions such as Jiefangbei and Hongyadong. The hotel occupies the top floors of one of the tallest towers, as well as part of The Crystal, an iconic skybridge 300 metres in length, connecting the top of four skyscrapers on the 42nd floor. Guests can enjoy majestic views on this fully-glazed observation deck, experiencing the InterContinental life with a unique perspective of both the urban skyline in the city and verdant hills beyond.
World-renowned architect Moshe Safdie and his team drew inspiration from the region’s unique terrain and culture to create an image of powerful sails with the eight skyscrapers of Raffles City Chongqing. Inspired by yacht staterooms, this one-of-a-kind hotel boasts 380 luxury rooms and suites from the 44th to 65th floor that offer panoramic views and floor-to-ceiling windows. To reenergise or unwind, guests can immerse themselves in the 25m infinity pool or visit the fitness centre on the 43rd floor. Jing Dining Room & Bar is the hotel’s signature restaurant, serving a unique blend of Cantonese cuisine and Chongqing’s local specialties with unparalleled creativity. Drinks can be taken at The Maven or at Horizon, the lobby lounge, sitting high at an altitude of 250 metres is dotted with trees and green plants, creating an ambience of a forest in the clouds.
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering luxury travel across the globe since 1946, delighting guests with new international destinations for decades – from historic buildings to city landmarks, to immersive resorts in every region of world. 2020 and 2021 are no exception, as the brand extends its trailblazing portfolio in emerging travel hot spots, with signings and new openings in brand-defining new builds and heritage restorations.
IHG has signed three new InterContinental properties this year: Fiji’s Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva – whose rich history has a special place in the hearts of Fijians, to the extent that an image of the hotel features on the Fijian ten-dollar note – will be rebranded as an InterContinental by 2022, InterContinental Rome, a neo-renaissance style palazzo set on the iconic Via Veneto, close to the Villa Borghese, is also set to open in 2022.