Luxury hotel InterContinental Adelaide has announced its first major renovation since its opening.
The hotel’s asset management company, TCC Land International, and its hotel operator, IHG Hotels & Resorts, has outlined plans for an extensive $32 million investment into the iconic 367 room hotel, which will commence in late 2021.
The transformative refurbishment will include a redesign of all 367 guest rooms and suites, upgrades to meeting and event spaces, a refreshed restaurant and bar, enhancements to the hotel’s award-winning Japanese teppanyaki restaurant, Shiki, and a new InterContinental Club Lounge space and experience. It will also mean a face lift for the hotel’s entrance, lobby, hallways and lifts.
Guests will enjoy a new and exciting range of services and amenities including refined culinary experiences, new spaces to host gatherings, and expansive technology-enabled facilities for business and leisure guests alike.
Michael Gaedtke, General Manager of InterContinental Adelaide, thinks the renovations will better serve South Aussies.
“We know that South Aussies have a great pride in our iconic, vibrant hotel with its riverbank location and views directly over the Torrens and Adelaide Oval, and we recognise the responsibility that comes with that,” he says.
“This renovation affirms our commitment to South Australian tourism, and demonstrates support for the Government’s focus on growing the State’s share of high-yielding domestic and international visitors.”
Leanne Harwood, Managing Director for Australasia and Japan, agrees.
“InterContinental Adelaide is consistently ranked as one of IHG’s top hotels from a guest satisfaction perspective, and we know that travellers will be excited to see the new product once it’s complete. We are so pleased that TCC Land International is investing in the future of this great property, the hotel industry, and South Australian tourism. We have no doubt that InterContinental Adelaide will continue to define itself as one of Adelaide’s most iconic luxury hotels,” she says.
Now that the project has been announced, the next phase will be to appoint a project manager, and an interior designer.
InterContinental Adelaide continues to host some of the world’s biggest names when they visit Adelaide, and has a strong loyalty following through its IHG Rewards and InterContinental Ambassador programmes. Notable past guests have included The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, the Australian and Indian Cricket Teams, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The hotel will remain open throughout the renovation, which is expected to be completed in early 2023, with the project generating jobs and economic benefit to Adelaide during construction. With preliminary planning underway for the refurbishment, the renovation is well-timed as the hospitality sector recovers from its most challenging year on record due the impact of COVID-19.
IHG currently has 60 hotels operating under six brands in Australasia, including a big presence in South Australia with Crowne Plaza Adelaide, Holiday Inn Express Adelaide, and the brand new Hotel IndigoAdelaide, which opened on 1 March. InterContinental Sydney recently announced details of its upcoming refurbishment, which will also commence in 2021.