First InterContinental resort in India opens in Chennai


The beach front resort overlooks the pristine Bay of Bengal

The InterContinental has had a long history in India, and many of India’s top properties have sported the InterContinental brand at some point. In what will surely be a significant milestone in that journey, finally an InterContinental resort has opened in India.

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies, has announced the opening of the highly-anticipated InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort in India. The resort will join InterContinental Mumbai Marine Drive to be the second hotel under the company’s luxury portfolio in India.

Shantha de Silva, Head of South West Asia, IHG commented, “The opening of InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort marks an important milestone in IHG’s journey in India. Chennai is a city that boasts the perfect mix of diversity and culture with a glossy layer of cosmopolitan glamour. Whether for a leisure break, an intimate wedding or a romantic getaway, our newest property in Chennai will offer unrivalled facilities and access to many cultural opportunities of one of the country’s biggest cities.”

ihg-maharesort-mapLocated 30 kilometres from the Chennai International Airport, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram offers world-class accommodation to discerning guests who can unwind, and be pampered in the lap of luxury. The resort is located in a picturesque location overlooking the Bay of Bengal on East Coast Road, making it one of the most exclusive properties in the city and joins the award winning InterContinental Hotels & Resorts around the world such as InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula in Vietnam.

The 105-room resort offers a full range of facilities and amenities to guests, including an outdoor swimming pool, a fully-equipped health club and a spa that offers relaxing therapies including indigenous sea-inspired beauty treatments and yoga.

The resort’s expansive and versatile indoor and outdoor venues are ideal for conferences, meetings, and special occasions such as wedding celebrations.

There are three dining options at this sprawling resort

InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram offers three gourmet dining options which includes an The Melting Pot with three live kitchens that serves the best in European, South Asian and Peninsular Indian cuisine. A Chinese Specialty Restaurant, Tao Of Peng will offer classic Chinese cuisine from Hunan and Canton amidst a landscaped garden after arriving through a cavernous entry. The Gatsby Lounge Bar,  which has been inspired from the Roaring 20’s in America, – transporting the guest back in time to the Prohibition era – the days of dark American rye and bourbon. There will be cocktails inspired from the era, jazz from the times and a live band.

The luxury resort has been designed by CV Sydney, a firm which is an offspring of the renowned Singapore based Kerry Hill design firm. With it’s restrained architecture and sprawling waterscaped gardens, this resort does not hold back on luxuries.  An ayurvedic spa, and a chilled pool are among the highlights.

A view of the standard room
A view of the standard room

All rooms are elegantly designed and furnished to provide maximum comfort to guests. In addition to the breath-taking view, the hotel has state-of-the-art architecture and décor to add to the luxurious experience of world-class accommodation, personalized service, and dedicated amenities.

Vijai Singh, General Manager, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort said, “The InterContinental brand is trusted around the world for its superior service which guests have come to know and appreciate. InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort will be one of the first five star beach resorts on the east coast of India and is sure to offer unforgettable memories to the guests visiting the city.”

To celebrate its launch, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort is offering a special opening rates starting from INR 9900 per room, per night, inclusive of breakfast for two and a dine in credit of 2000 per day.

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Musafir Namah Bureau


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