Intercontinental Hotels Group has opened a property in the Swiss city of Davos, home to the annual World Economic Forum.
The 216-room Intercontinental Davos looks out over Lake Davos and is "enveloped by 790 gold-coloured steel elements" while its interior is designed to reflect the feel of a chalet.
It features four restaurants, two bars, a spa and both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Peter H Pedersen, the hotel's general manager, said: "We are proud to bring Intercontinental Davos to this beautiful location. Whether for business or pleasure, we look forward to sharing our unique hotel and stunning surroundings with our guests."
Located in east Switzerland, Davos is the largest skiing resort in the country, and is home to the annual World Economic Forum, which takes place next week from January 22 to 25.
IHG yesterday announced it will open a Holiday Inn in southern Poland in 2015 (see news, January 13).