Monday, 15 June 2015
IHG signs its fifth InterContinental hotel in France (FR)
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®), announces the signing of InterContinental® Lyon Hotel Dieu in Lyon, France. The hotel will operate under a management agreement with Crédit Agricole Assurances and will be developed by Eiffage.
The 143-room property is the company’s fifth InterContinental® hotel in the country, joining InterContinental® Paris - Le Grand, InterContinental® Paris - Avenue Marceau, InterContinental® Marseille Hotel Dieu, and InterContinental® Carlton Cannes.
Located right on the bank of the river Rhône, the property is being converted from Lyon’s former Hôtel Dieu, one of the oldest hospitals in France, famed for its architectural beauty. It forms part of a listed group of buildings that dates back to the 17th century, close to Place Bellecour in the heart of the city.
Set to open during the autumn in 2018, the hotel’s 143 rooms will include 24 junior suites, one presidential suite and 118 deluxe and superior rooms. InterContinental® Lyon Hotel Dieu will feature a Club InterContinental lounge, multiple restaurants with access to a terrace from the main restaurant, a lounge bar, two meeting rooms, and a sizeable 100 m² fitness centre. The connected, modern 2,500 m² conference centre will include nine meeting rooms with ample pre-meeting space, as well as a lounge and a 500 m² ballroom.
Willemijn Geels, Associate Vice President of Development, Northern and Eastern Europe, IHG said: “We’re thrilled to be expanding our InterContinental brand in France and cementing our leading position in the international hotel market. InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is truly an iconic hallmark of luxury and this hotel will be an exceptional addition to our European portfolio.”