Travelore News: The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Formally Opens
The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort has formally opened its doors with a series of celebrations which showcase how this strategically positioned design-inspired hotel celebrates the finest of traditions ofChina and South-East Asia whilst providing modern, well-appointed facilities. Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lijiang, the InterContinental Lijiang's formal opening was attended by He Xianzhong, Chairman of Lijiang Yulong Tourism Co., Ltd;Geoffrey Lee, Vice President of Design & Engineering, Greater China, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group);Constance Cheong, General Manager of the InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort, and other senior executives from IHG.
InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort As the newest member of InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, the rebranded InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort offers a rich garden environment landscaped around local fishing and living traditions and tasteful architecture in keeping with Lijiang-style. Inside the hotel, local Naxi Dongba motifs and symbols are creatively applied and fused whether for sculptures, Chinese courtyards or general design. Cuisine ranges from the Seven Colors Chinese Restaurant,Basil Leaf's international menu including South-East Asian and Western dishes, barbeques of local-style dishes to simply sipping pu'er tea in the Green Tea Lounge. The result is an environment of understatement – discreet, welcoming service and symbolic gestures which ensure guests are truly looked after, whether travelling for business or leisure.
The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort is perfect for the world travelers of today who share a passion for travel and seek out authentic experiences whilst appreciating refinement. The hotel's executive rooms have been modernized with new technology and furniture to meet the needs of today's travelers. The Naxi Dongba minority inspired Lobby area, where guests are first welcomed by traditional hospitality has been renovated whilst maintaining its unique design features and now includes a Club Lounge offering exclusive club facilities for Executive Room guests. The Hotel's well-known Juvenis20 Spa already has a strong following by visitors to Lijiang.
Ms. Constance Cheong, General Manager of the InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort explained: "Our highly-experienced front-of-house and MICE teams mean that every guest can feel looked after like an individual. Regardless of the season, Lijiang offers un-rivalled opportunities to seeYunnan culture and the surrounding countryside. The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort offers an enhanced concierge service so visitors can enjoy insider tips on where to visit."
Mr. He Xianzhong, Chairman of Lijiang Yulong Tourism Co., Ltd added: "As visitors to Lijiang become increasingly sophisticated, we believe the addition of hotels that can meet their needs is fundamental to securing long-term development of tourism in the region."
The InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort nestles beside Lijiang Ancient Town, a World Cultural Heritage site. With 274 rooms including 12 suites inspired by designs from the Naxi Dongba ethnic traditions, the rooms are spread across a sub-tropical garden covering 51,000 square meters.