InterContinental Penang Resort, Malaysia and voco Osaka Central, Japan are the latest additions to IHG Hotels & Resorts’ expanding pipeline.
InterContinental Penang Resort will be the second InterContinental hotel in Malaysia, in partnership with THR Hotel (Penang), a subsidiary of Tradewinds Corporation.
The collaboration will transform the former Penang Mutiara Beach Resort at Teluk Bahang into InterContinental Penang Resort. This is slated to open in 2025.
A 30-minute drive from central Georgetown, InterContinental Penang Resort will feature 355 rooms and suites, and a private enclave of six villas for an immersive stay among nature. A holistic wellness village will house 10 treatment villas, a yoga studio, and a relaxation pavilion.
Teluk Bahang Fishing Village, Penang National Park and the Penang Tropical Spice Garden will be the hotel’s immediate neighbours, and guests will get to enjoy views of the Malacca Straits. Facilities include three swimming pools, five restaurants and bars, meeting and event venues.
Over in Japan, IHG has signed a management agreement with NTT Urban Development Corporation to launch voco Osaka Central in 2023.
As IHG’s sixth hotel in Osaka, voco Osaka Central will feature 191 rooms and is located a few minutes’ walk away from Yodoyabashi, Honmachi and Higobashi stations. Facilities include a restaurant, café, fitness gym and meeting rooms.
Voco Osaka Central will take on sustainable initiatives such as the use of biodegradable coffee cups, energy-saving aerated shower heads, and bulk bathroom amenities.