InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort and Spa in Japan, as well as a the completion of a multi-million-dollar refurbishment of InterContinental Edinburgh – The George.
ANA InterContinental Beppu Resort opened Aug. 1 in Oita Prefecture, offering a unique fusion of traditional hot spring culture and the InterContinental brand’s modern design and service.
Accommodations include 79 guest rooms and 10 suites, designed with natural wood, bamboo and marble. Suites and Club InterContinental rooms include open-air terrace baths with views of Beppu Bay or the Ogiyama mountains.
HARNN’s Spa, inspired by traditional oriental medicine, offers treatments and therapies using ingredients derived from nature and designed to restore the balance between mind and body. Features include five treatment rooms, including private suites and outdoor garden, and two double massage rooms with a Jacuzzi made from Japanese cypress.
Other amenities include two outdoor onsens, each designed with Beppu stones selected by skilled masons and placed to create a waterfall effect, an infinity pool and five restaurants and bars.
Rates begin at $800 per night.
InterContinental returns to Edinburgh with the InterContinental Edinburgh – The George – following a multi-million-dollar refurbishment of a collection of 18th Century Georgian townhouses.
Since 1881, this historical property has welcomed notable literary guests including Scottish poet Robert Burns and novelist Sir Walter Scott, and Susan Ferrier (known as “the Scottish Jane Austen”) – and Hollywood elite, from Elizabeth Taylor to Kylie Minogue.
Accommodations feature 240 guest rooms and suites. The hotel is a collection of five Georgian town houses, originally built in the 1700s. The recent refurbishment combines luxurious natural materials such as oak, marble and leather with a palette of colours inspired by 19th-century Scottish landscape painters.
The Printing Press Bar & Kitchen pays homage to its literary heritage. Menus feature seasonal, Scottish produce, extensive whisky selections, and more. The Printing Press Bar offers cocktail masterclasses for guests interested in learning more about local spirits.
Rates begin at $254 per night.