IHG Expands Vignette Collection to Almaty, Kazakhstan, Enhancing Luxury and Lifestyle Portfolio

IHG Expands Vignette Collection to Almaty, Kazakhstan, Enhancing Luxury and Lifestyle Portfolio

The hotel joins a pipeline of seven Vignette Collection properties across Europe and a further 23 around the world

(IN SHORT) IHG Hotels & Resorts has signed its first Vignette Collection property in Almaty, Kazakhstan, under a franchise agreement with Meliora, a division of HAYAT Construction. Expected to open in early 2027 as part of the Meliora mixed-use development, the 95-room hotel will offer unique luxury experiences tailored for both business and leisure travelers. This expansion underscores IHG’s commitment to curated hospitality offerings globally, aiming to grow the Vignette Collection to over 100 properties within the next decade.

(PRESS RELEASE) London, UK, 2024-Jul-9 — /Travel PR News/ — IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG), a global leader in hospitality, has announced the signing of the inaugural Vignette Collection property in Almaty, Kazakhstan, marking a significant addition to its luxury and lifestyle offerings in the region. Under a franchise agreement with Meliora, a division of HAYAT Construction, this 95-room property will complement IHG’s existing presence with InterContinental Almaty, enhancing the brand’s footprint in Kazakhstan.

Expected to open in the first half of 2027, the new Vignette Collection property will be situated within the Meliora mixed-use development, strategically located for easy access to Almaty’s city center, airport, and key attractions such as Kok Tobe Park. This prime location aims to cater to both business and leisure travelers seeking a distinctive hospitality experience.

The Vignette Collection by IHG embodies a curated selection of unique hotels worldwide, each offering bespoke stays that promise unforgettable memories. With 12 properties already operational and an additional 23 in development globally, the brand is characterized by its commitment to individuality and enriching travel experiences, while promoting responsible tourism through initiatives like ‘A Means For Good’.

In Kazakhstan, the inaugural Vignette Collection property will introduce its own Memorable Rituals and community engagement programs through ‘A Means For Good’. These initiatives will connect guests with local culture and contribute positively to the surrounding community, aligning with IHG’s broader sustainability goals under its Journey to Tomorrow plan.

The hotel itself will feature stylish guest rooms, a destination restaurant and bar, and premium wellness facilities including a spa and gym, promising luxury and comfort tailored to the discerning traveler.

Vice President of Development for Europe at IHG Hotels & Resorts, Mrs. Willemijn Geels, expressed excitement about expanding IHG’s partnership with Meliora and bringing the Vignette Collection to Kazakhstan. She highlighted Almaty’s cultural significance and its alignment with the brand’s ethos of drawing inspiration from local heritage and architecture.

Mr. Murat Kassanov, Chairman of Hayat Construction Group and Kassanov Hotel Management, echoed these sentiments, emphasizing the synergies between IHG’s Vignette Collection and their vision for the Meliora development. Drawing on their successful partnership with IHG at InterContinental Istanbul, Mr. Kassanov looks forward to delivering unparalleled luxury experiences to future guests when the property opens its doors.

Since its launch in 2021, IHG’s Vignette Collection has demonstrated rapid growth, aiming to expand to over 100 properties globally within the next decade. The signing of the Almaty property underscores IHG’s commitment to fostering distinctive hospitality experiences while leveraging its global scale and expertise in luxury and lifestyle offerings.

As of March 31, 2024, IHG’s Vignette Collection includes three operational properties in Europe, with seven more in development, further solidifying its position as a premier choice for owners seeking to retain their hotel’s unique identity while benefiting from IHG’s extensive network and the IHG One Rewards loyalty program.

About IHG

IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 19 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the world’s largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has over 6,300 open hotels in over 100 countries, and more than 2,000 in the development pipeline.

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About Vignette Collection
Vignette Collection, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ first collection brand, is a family of one-of-a-kind properties in sought-after urban and resort locations where guests can indulge in a growing passion for stays that are authentic, experiential, and considerate.

Here for the next generation of luxury travellers seeking both discovery and purpose, Vignette Collection weaves responsibility, community, and locality together for stays that are as distinct as our hotels. The first Vignette Collection to open was Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Australia in December 2021.

There are now 11 open hotels, including Sindhorn Midtown in Bangkok, Thailand; Casa da Companhia in Porto, Portugal; and Yours Truly DC in Washington, D.C. More than 100 properties globally are anticipated to join over the next 10 years.

For more information, visit www.vignettecollectionhotels.com

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Source: IHG