InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, has unveiled its latest opening – InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, France. The hotel has been elegantly converted from the current Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa and is IHG’s fifth InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in France.
InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand joins InterContinental Paris – Le Grand, InterContinental Paris – Avenue Marceau, InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu, and InterContinental Carlton Cannes alongside over 50 IHG hotels already open in France. InterContinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu signed earlier this is year is due to open in 2018.
The historic building was stylishly refurbished by French architect and designer, Jacques Garcia, with rich colourful design typical of his opulent style, while preserving the property’s 18th century splendour. The hotel commands pride of place on Bordeaux’s main square, Place de la Comédie, among high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants.
The hotel features 130 rooms including 44 suites, and also offers a range of fitness and wellness facilities including an indoor pool and hammam, 10 treatment rooms and a Jacuzzi on the 360° rooftop beach, which beautifully recreates the atmosphere of a summer’s day in the Bay of Arcachon.
The Gordon Ramsay Group, headed by the internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay, brings international flair to the fine dining restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay. Executive Chef Gilad Peled prepares uniquely seasonal dishes from the terroir of Bordeaux, all expertly matched with exceptional, prominent wines from the region.
“We’re very proud to be opening this iconic hotel in the centre of a legendary winegrowing region and one of Europe’s most elegant cities,” says Angela Brav, chief executive, Europe, IHG. “With France being one of our most important markets and Bordeaux receiving over five million visitors per year, this move is very much in line with our strategy to expand our award-winning InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand in the most popular tourist destinations. InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand is the pinnacle of luxury and offers guests authentic enriching experiences, making it the perfect choice for local and international travellers.”