InterContinental Almaty has opened this week welcoming both business and leisure guests to the heart of Almaty, one of Kazakhstan’s most prestigious cities.Less than two months after the announcement of an agreement signed between Ayt-Otel (Ahsel Holding) and InterContinental Hotels Group, the former Regent Almaty Hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment transforming it into the newly opened 290-room InterContinental Almaty.
Guests arriving at the landmark hotel can now enjoy newly renovated public areas including meeting space, lobby and bars. Luxury guest rooms now include 15 new suites, of which nine are executive and two are Presidential, as well as three Club InterContinental floors and a fully-serviced 24-hour Club Lounge.
The InterContinental Almaty also boasts the most extensive meeting and hospitality facilities in the city, with a 400 capacity grand ball room and two large meeting rooms catering for up to 120 delegates.
A wealth of new dining experiences can be found throughout the hotel including the rooftop Belvedere Grill Room, the Bosphorus Turkish restaurant, the Asian Café providing all day dining, Bon Bon Patisserie, and a Members Bar. To help guests unwind, the Ankara Spa offers an indoor pool, Turkish bath and saunas, as well as a fully equipped gym.
Kazakhstan, at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and bordering both Russia and China, has undergone rapid development during the past few years thanks to its rich oil, gas and mineral reserves. As a result the city of Almaty attracts business from all over the world, increasing demand for internationally branded hotels such as the newly opened InterContinental Almaty.
Situated in a prime location, opposite the presidential palace, close to the Republic Square and business districts, the impressive glass fronted InterContinental Almaty offers fine views to the foothills of the Tien Shan Mountains.
With the opening of the InterContinental Almaty, IHG now has almost 600 branded rooms in Kazakhstan, including the 294 room InterContinental Astana, in the country’s capital.
Jennifer Fox, Chief Operating Officer, InterContinental Brand Europe commented: “We are delighted to have converted and opened the InterContinental Almaty so quickly after the official signing at the end of August. Demand for internationally branded accommodation in Almaty is high and we are pleased to be at the forefront, offering luxurious accommodation, facilities and a unique guest service philosophy synonymous with the InterContinental brand.”
Alper Can Bulcum, who continues as the General Director of the hotel, added; “We look forward to securing a lead position in the city with the globally renowned InterContinental brand now that we are open for business and already welcoming guests from all over the world.”