Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of Intercontinental Baku. This is the debut property of Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts in Azerbaijan.
Intercontinental Baku is located in the very centre of Baku. The hotel is adjacent to both the Sahil metro station and the famed 25km-long Seaside Boulevard, which harmoniously connects the unique architectural styles of the urban districts with Icheri Sheher – the Old City – a UNESCO World Heritage site developed from the 6th to the 21st century. Baku Airport is 25 kilometres away from the property.
Baku is known for its ‘oil-boom architecture’, originating from a period of significant economic growth and development in the 19th century. The hotel’s façade is inspired by this style, and the rest of the hotel’s design is inspired by the region’s breath-taking landscape, history, and culture.
Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts are famed for blending international know-how with a city’s cultural heritage and InterContinental Baku is no exception. Guests can become familiar with legendary medieval poet and scientist Nizami Ganjavi who was born in Azerbaijan in the 12th century, considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature. His greatest collection of poems, Khamsa, is reflected in the hotel’s interior design and inspired the names of different hotel facilities, from the restaurant to the meeting spaces.
Intercontinental Baku consists of 128 contemporary guestrooms, including 6 Junior Suites, that blend luxury with technology and comfort. ‘Designed for the needs of the worldly luxury traveller’, rooms offer Wi-Fi access and a spacious workspace with task lighting and USB ports, smart touch panels specially designed for a guest’s needs, coffee and tea facilities, and indulgent bedding.
The Presidential Suite offers luxury and exclusivity with its own sauna and fitness facilities, along with a spacious private terrace, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a large living space including a working and dining area.
InterContinental Baku’s Khamsa Restaurant showcases and blends Mediterranean and Azerbaijani local culinary gems. The restaurant also has with a selection of over 50 wines from leading local and internationally recognised wineries. There is also a private dining room available.
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The mezzanine floor features the hotel’s Club InterContinental – named Iksander-nameh after Nizami’s ode to Alexsander the Great – with spectacular views of the Baku Gulf and Caspian Sea and offers signature discreet private check-in and meeting and dining spaces.
The Seven Beauties Spa draws its name and aesthetics from a sensual poem written by Nazami in 1197, and the space and treatments are inspired by the area’s rich history and traditions, with beautiful marble tiling and delicate lighting. Guests and visitors are invited to indulge, disconnect, and delight in the indoor swimming pool, sauna, hammam, gym and treatment rooms.
Pawel Czerwienka, General Manager of InterContinental Baku, said:
As the 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 can’t wait for guests to live the InterContinental Life experience at the brand-new InterContinental Baku.
Intercontinental, this year, is celebrating its 75th Diamond Anniversary. The brand will also see exciting openings in Barcelona, Spain; Grand Ho Tram, Vietnam; Luanda, Angola; Ras Al Khaimah, UAE; Khao Yai, Thailand; Sydney, Australia and Appi Kogen, Japan through the remainder of 2021.
Meanwhile, IHG recently announced the signing of the first-voco hotel in South Korea, Atwell Suites Austin Airport, four Indigo-branded hotels in Egypt, Holiday Inn Resort Szklarska Poreba, dual branded voco and Holiday Inn hotel in Chicago, voco The Palm in Dubai, Intercontinental Riyadh King Fahed Road, Intercontinental Resort Amma, Canj – Montenegro, three hotels in Bangkok and Pattaya and Holiday Inn Express and Suites Jalandhar. IHG’s voco-brand has also opened its first hotel in Netherlands.
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