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Intercontinental debuts in Kiev

1 Sep 2009 by Mark Caswell

IHG has opened a hotel under its Intercontinental brand in Kiev’s city centre. The hotel is located on St Michael’s Square, near the city’s corporate offices and embassies.

Ukrainian architect Sergey Babushkin designed the marble-and-glass frontage of the 11-storey hotel, whilst British designer John Tweedie created the lobby and public areas, with cream, pale yellow and black marble combined with Italian furniture and Eastern European art.

Intercontinental Kiev has 272 deluxe rooms, including seven suites. Upholstery follows a light blue, gold and burgundy colour scheme, and all rooms feature wifi internet access and plasma televisions. The two signature suites – the Royal Suite and the larger Presidential Suite – have views over the square, and the Presidential Suite is equipped with a private lift.

The hotel includes a ballroom for receptions of up to 450 guests, a conference centre, a spa and health club and an indoor swimming pool. The Club Intercontinental lounge is located on the mezzanine floor and includes a library, dining room and bar.

Olivera, the all-day Mediterranean dining room, has an open kitchen and buffet; the French restaurant Comme il faut is inspired by the Café de la Paix at Intercontinental Paris Le Grand; and the hotel’s rooftop is home to b-hush, a champagne and seafood bar overlooking the square.

The opening of the Intercontinental Kiev follows Hyatt’s debut in the city in 2007, while Radisson also has a modern hotel in the city centre.

For more information visit ihg.com.

Report by Bethany Whymark

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