InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has signed a management agreement with Lao International Development to open the first InterContinental hotel in Laos.
Due to open in 2021, the new-build InterContinental Vientiane will join Crowne Plaza Vientiane to be the second hotel managed by IHG in the capital city.
The hotel will feature more than 400 rooms, offering guests a quality stay in the upcoming World Trade Centre – a mixed-use complex being developed by Lao International Development.
Slated to be the city’s commercial hub when it opens, the complex will also include a large retail mall, medical centre, conference centre, office tower and residential towers.
“Laos is currently one of the region’s fastest growing nations with close to five million international arrivals each year and future infrastructural and industrial developments underway to continue boosting economic growth and attract foreign investment,” comments Leanne Harwood, Vice President, Operations, IHG, South East Asia & Korea.
“It is well on its way to becoming one of the region’s busiest business and tourist destinations and it’s a great time to be bringing the InterContinental brand into the country to tap on this potential.”