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Top 6 Most Luxurious InterContinental Hotels

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Immanuel Debeer | 27/01/2020

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The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand has been pioneering luxury travel for more than 70 years, dedicated to those that can appreciate and enjoy the InterContinental Life at a range of glamorous locations around the world.  From historic buildings to city landmarks and immersive resorts, InterContinental Hotels are renowned for their international know-how and local cultural wisdom.

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Here are six of the most luxurious InterContinental hotel and resorts to choose from for your next dream stay:

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort

Sweep in by seaplane to the InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort, located on the southernmost tip of Raa Atoll – one of the most secluded locations in The Maldives.  With soft white sand and palm tree peppered terraces, Maamunagau Island is surrounded by sparkling turquoise blue water.

Located close to the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, you are perfectly positioned to experience the area’s rich marine diversity, from swimming amongst majestic manta rays to spotting playful pods of dolphins from the seclusion of your private villa.

InterContinental Maldives Maamunagau Resort is the first to offer all guests access to the world-class service and amenities of Club InterContinental throughout the resort.

Wake to the soothing blue hues of the Indian Ocean from one of 81 Beach, Lagoon or Overwater havens with Maldivian inspired interiors.

Discover the island at you own pace from your stand up paddle board or kayak. Jet ski’s and water skiing are also available for a fee from the resort’s watersports centre.

Get your heart pumping at the resort’s state-of-the-art gym, join a sunrise or sunset yoga session or rejuvenate in one of six overwater treatment villas at AVI Spa. Indulge in the creations of passionate chefs at any of the resort’s six restaurants and bars. From sea-to-table dining at Fish Market to Mediterranean-influenced delicacies at The Lighthouse, expect organic, local and sustainable ingredients in thoughtfully curated ambiances.

InterContinental Hayman Island 

InterContinental Hayman Island is nestled at the northernmost point of the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Australia’s most iconic private island resort redefines luxury island living with 168 beautifully-appointed rooms, suites and villas artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens.

The one-hour private charter to Hayman Island from Hamilton Island sets the scene for an idyllic island escape. Soak in the spectacular views on deck with a complimentary canape and glass of chilled Sparkling in hand.

Enjoy island tours, diving, snorkelling, paddle boarding, sunset hikes and yoga. Discover Hayman Island from a different perspective with a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter or seaplane experience. Unwind after a full day of activities with a treatment at the Hayman Spa.

There are a number of dining options at InterContinental Hayman Island, including pan-Asian cuisine and zesty cocktails by the infinity pool at Bam Bam and a sophisticated a la carte menu at the resort’s signature restaurant, Pacific. Guests can even make their stay even more memorable with a bespoke private dining experience.

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort

The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, nestled between the lush mountains and the ocean, features 201 luxurious rooms, suites, penthouses and villas in Danang, Vietnam. Dramatic views make the most of the setting while interiors feature exotic Vietnamese-inspired décor.

Set amongst the pristine beaches and unspoiled forests of Son Tra Peninsula, the resort is located near three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Discover the charming old town of nearby Hoi An,  home to quaint lanes of ancient shophouses and chic restaurants. Just beyond Hoi An lie the beautiful Cham Islands and the incredible ruins of My Son –  the spiritual centre of the 1,000-year-long Champa Kingdom.

Take a day trip out to the imperial city of Hue – the capital of Vietnam’s last dynasty – or explore the golden beaches and lush tropical rainforest of the Son Tra Peninsula.

Be sure to book yourself  into the resort’s award-winning HARNN Heritage Spa. Crowned by the World Luxury Spa Awards 2017 as “Global Spa of the Year” and recently named as “Vietnam’s Best Resort Spa” at the World Spa Awards 2018, HARNN is truly a sanctuary for the body and soul.

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland 

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a luxury hotel with a difference. Built into the sheer cliff face of a water-filled former quarry, the resort hugs the rock face in a harmonious yin and yang design.

This hotel is an awe-inspiring destination where guests can truly experience the InterContinental Life. Sixteen of the 18 floors are underground, and two floors are actually underwater. Six underwater suites feature their own saltwater aquariums. For those staying above water, every room features a private balcony where you can watch the mesmerising theatrics of the nightly water show.

Guests can explore the quarry via a glass-bottomed walkway or by kayak. Thrill seekers can even zipline across the quarry, rock climb or bungee jump at the neighbouring theme park.

ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort and Spa

Perched in the picturesque foothills overlooking Beppu, one of Japan’s most renowned hot spring towns, ANA InterContinental Beppu is the perfect location to indulge in Japan’s most famous pastime – escaping to the onsen. The exclusively designed ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort & Spa is InterContinental hotels and resorts’ first onsen resort, featuring a public onsen bath, spa and pool. Each of the 89 luxury guest rooms feature both common and private onsen supplied with water from a local hot spring.

Artisanal touches from across the region – from local pottery to hand woven baskets and bamboo wares  – are exhibited throughout the airy common spaces and spacious guest rooms.

The onsite restaurant called “Elements” features an imaginative menu of Japanese and Western inspired dishes for breakfast and dinner. Savour the tasting menu or indulge in the dinner buffet.

InterContinental Phuket Resort

Featuring stunning vistas of the sparkling Andaman Sea and white sand of Kamala Beach on the island of Phuket, Thailand, InterContinental Phuket Resort is a haven that encapsulates all you could possibly desire in a luxurious retreat.

Each of the 221 exquisite rooms and villas is a meticulously curated escape that blends Thai tradition with contemporary design. Locally inspired culinary delights, holistic wellness journeys and bespoke excursions all combine to offer a unique Phuket experience.

Enhance Your InterContinental Hotel Stay

InterContinental hotels are renowned for their excellent Club Lounges. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, elevate your experience with Club InterContinental and enjoy a range of exclusive benefits such as breakfast, afternoon tea and of course some pre dinner drinks and refreshments.

Save Up To 35% On Your Next Stay

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) is kicking off the new year with a sale across selected properties in the Asia Pacific region. IHG Rewards Club members can save up to 35% on hotels across the region and non-members will enjoy up to 25% off. However, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be an IHG Rewards Club members so go sign up here because it’s free! The IHG sale runs from now until February 19, 2020.

Full disclosure: this post was produced in proud partnership with IHG Australia.

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