Alper Can Bulcum, who will continue as the General Director of the hotel,
bringing a wealth of experience from international luxury hotels, added,
“With more and more international competition looking to move into the
city, we look forward to securing a lead position in the city with the
globally renowned InterContinental brand.”
ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN (September 12, 2006) -- InterContinental Hotels
Group (IHG) announces the luxury brand will be increasing its presence
in Kazakhstan with the opening of a second InterContinental hotel in Almaty.
Joining the InterContinental Astana, the InterContinental Almaty will bring
the total number of IHG hotel rooms in Kazakhstan to nearly 600.
The InterContinental Almaty, a 290 room hotel, is set to convert in
October this year, following an agreement recently signed between Ayt-Otel
(Ahsel Holding) and IHG. Under this agreement, the former Regent
Almaty Hotel, a well known landmark within the city center, will undergo
a substantial refurbishment as it converts into the new InterContinental
Almaty. Scheduled renovations will take place to bring the property up
to InterContinental brand standards, including the refurbishing of meeting
and event space, lobby and bars, and the addition of 15 new suites.
Jennifer Fox, Chief Operating Officer, InterContinental Brand Europe
commented, “The InterContinental Almaty will strengthen our position in
Kazakhstan and complement the InterContinental Astana already successfully
operating in the country. With so much international business coming into
this region, we are looking forward to offering travelers luxurious facilities
and our unique guest service philosophy.”
(formerly The Regent Almaty)
181 Zheltoksan Street
Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan
Commanding a prestigious location, opposite the Presidential Palace,
with stunning views of the mountains surrounding the city, the InterContinental
Almaty will offer extraordinary accommodations and will serve as an ideal
base for the increasing number of international travelers visiting Kazakhstan.
The InterContinental Almaty will feature nine executive and two Presidential
suites; a grand ball room (hosting up to 400 guests); two large meeting
rooms (hosting up to 120 guests); and a spa with an indoor pool, Turkish
bath and saunas, outdoor tennis courts, and a fully equipped gym.
The hotel will also offer a variety of dining experiences, including the
rooftop Belvedere Grill Room, the Bosphorus Turkish restaurant, the Asian
Café, an outdoor Tennis bar (during summer), and a Members Bar.
Kazakhstan has undergone rapid development resulting from rich oil,
gas and mineral reserves. Almaty is now the economic heart of the country,
attracting business from around the world. These recent developments have
lead to an increase in demand for international branded guest rooms and
top-of-the-line meeting and conference space and facilities.
ABOUT INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS & RESORTS
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts was the first truly international
hotel brand in the world, and quickly became the symbol of glamour, sophistication
and success that years later, continue to define global travel. The brand
is committed to providing its guests with memorable and unique experiences
that enrich their lives and broaden their outlook. InterContinental offers
services and amenities specifically designed for the international business
traveler, while maintaining the delicate balance of luxury expectations
with authentic local experiences that enhance the leisure stay as well.
Located in more than 60 countries, InterContinental continues to expand
in key destinations around the globe.