IHG Hotels & Resorts will open two new luxury hotels in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Opening in 2025, InterContinental Chiang Rai Golden Triangle Resort will offer 68 one- and two-bedroom villas with pool and plunge pool.
Meanwhile, Kimpton Chiang Rai Golden Triangle, currently operating as The Imperial Golden Triangle Resort, will undergo an extensive renovation and convert to the Kimpton brand with 68 suites, along with a range of new facilities.
These luxury resorts will mark IHG’s entry into Thailand’s Golden Triangle, an area popular with travelers for its rich history, immersion in Lanna culture and picturesque mountain and river landscape bordering Laos and Myanmar.
“Following the recent opening of the InterContinental Chiang Mai The Mae Ping, this signing is another milestone in IHG and AWC’s more than 10-year relationship and will give travelers the opportunity to explore more of northern Thailand,” said Rajit Sukumaran, IHG CEO for Southeast Asia and Korea.
“We remain on track to grow our luxury and lifestyle portfolio in Thailand by 50 per cent, and it is fantastic to expand the InterContinental and Kimpton brands to new destinations.
The design-forward, luxury boutique brand Kimpton has enjoyed a tremendous period of growth since its debut in Thailand three years ago, and now has six properties open or under development on the market, including two hotels in operation and very loved ones in Bangkok and Koh Samui. ”Sukumaran added.
One hour from Chiang Rai International Airport and a 90-minute drive from Chiang Rai city, the adjacent resorts will be nestled among mountain ranges and pristine jungle surroundings overlooking the Mekong River and its tranquil canals.
With 34 hotels across nine brands and 39 hotels in the pipeline, Thailand remains a strong growth market for IHG.