IHG has opened an Intercontinental property in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.

The hotel is a rebranding of the former Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, which closed in 2014 for extensive refurbishments.

The hotel was in fact originally branded under the Intercontinental portfolio when it opened in the mid-1960s, before being reflagged as a Sheraton property and subsequently the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel.

The 226-room Intercontinental Dhaka features a Club Lounge, swimming pool, gym, steam room, sauna, spa, five food and beverage outlets, and events space including two ballrooms.

Commenting on the news Mr. Md Mohibul Haque, Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism and Chairman of Bangladesh Services Limited, said:

“We are delighted to partner with a global hospitality company such as IHG to open Intercontinental Dhaka, a landmark hotel in the capital city.

“Dhaka is emerging as a business hub, attracting travellers from across the globe and we are delighted to offer world-class luxury and comfort to our discerning guests.”

IHG currently operates 32 properties in the SWA (South and West Asia) region, across its Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express brands.