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IHG Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the launch of its inaugural Vignette Collection hotel in the UK.


IHG Hotels & Resorts is celebrating the launch of its inaugural Vignette Collection hotel in the UK.

Category: Worldwide - Industry economy - Hotel opening
This is a press release selected by our editorial committee and published online for free on 2024-04-15

The Halyard Liverpool, Vignette Collection

The Halyard Liverpool, Vignette Collection
Photo credit © InterContinental Hotels Group

The Halyard Liverpool, Vignette Collection is the first of 12 properties around the world which will join IHG’s newest luxury & lifestyle brand in 2024.

Vignette Collection is a curation of distinct hand-picked hotels, each offering one-of-a-kind stays from boutique townhouses in city centres to blissful beachfront resorts with a difference.

Further openings this year include Shanghai Snow World Hotel coming to the world's biggest alpine-themed indoor ski park, Verno House a 50-room urban oasis overlooking Liberty Square in Budapest and Arabella Beach Hotel in Kuwait, prominently positioned between desert dunes and the Arabian Gulf shoreline.

Tom Rowntree, Vice President of Luxury & Lifestyle Brands at IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “Vignette Collection is a unique portfolio of individual hotels and resorts, each with their own story to tell. This year, we are making significant strides towards our ambition to open 100 new Vignette Collection properties within the next 10 years. From indoor skiing in Shanghai to soaking up the cool culture in Liverpool, 2024 will see an exciting array of unique hotels and resorts joining Vignette Collection.”

IHG Hotels & Resorts unveiled the Vignette Collection brand in August 2021. The first property, Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley, opened in December that year.

There are now 11 Vignette Collection hotels open around the world* and a further 23 in the pipeline**.

Vignette Collection is grounded in individuality, intrigue, and experience whilst its properties are united by a commitment to offer a more responsible way to travel.

As part of IHG’s ambitious Journey to Tomorrow plan to drive positive change for people, planet and communities, each Vignette Collection hotel has its own “A Means For Good”.

This unifying hallmark sees properties partner with a local non-profit organisation to spearhead positive contributions to the communities in which it operates.

Examples include TH8 Palm Dubai Beach Resort’s work to repurpose and recycle its waste oyster shells to support the Dibba Bay Oyster Reef Creation Project, whilst Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok is providing young people in under-resourced areas of the city with internship opportunities to promote a brighter future.

Another hallmark, Memorable Rituals connect guests with the hotel’s cultural landscape through purposeful and meaningful travel encounters.

One expression at Convent Square Lisbon pays homage to Portugal’s heritage as the nation to bring tea to Europe. Guests are invited to infuse their own daily blend in the hotel’s emblematic cloister.

At Yours Truly DC in Washington guests can spin the soundtrack to their stay from records borrowed from the hotel’s lobby library and played on the in-room turntable.

Tom Rowntree continues: “Vignette Collection stands apart in IHG Hotels & Resorts’ luxury & lifestyle portfolio. It presents a compelling way for IHG to welcome one-of-a-kind hotels into our family, combining each property’s individual identity with the brand’s promise of ‘A Means For Good’, powered by IHG’s global scale and IHG One Rewards loyalty programme. Each hotel has a distinct outlook and story to tell but they come together as Vignette Collection.”

Just Opened

The Halyard Liverpool, Vignette Collection Now Open Liverpool, UK

With an identity anchored in Liverpool’s maritime heritage, The Halyard Liverpool, Vignette Collection marks the inaugural UK opening for Vignette Collection.

The 133-bedroom property found on Duke Street in the city’s vibrant Ropewalks district stands on the footprint of former 18th Century rope-making warehouses.

The hotel’s industrial interiors pay homage to the area’s dockland heritage, while vibrant, colourful flairs reflect the artists and musicians who gave Liverpool its second wave of global recognition.

Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket, Vignette Collection Now Open Phuket, Thailand

Amidst the vibrant rhythm of nature emerges Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket, Vignette Collection, a resort of rustic charm and tranquil beauty, connected and yet detached from Patong’s famous city scene.

Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket, Vignette Collection is mindfully constructed with respect for its wilderness surroundings to offer a sanctuary deep in the wild where senses are stimulated, emotions stirred, and guests are immersed in the unbridled biodiversity of Phuket’s tropical environment.

26 hilltop duplex villas and 148 nature-immersed rooms and suites, each boasting a private pool, are cocooned within the lush tropical hillside of ancient Banyan trees and verdant greenery, moments from Patong beach.

Coming Soon

Arabella Beach Hotel, Vignette Collection Spring 2024 Kuwait City, Kuwait

Mirroring its identity as a fortress built near the water, Arabella Beach Hotel, Vignette Collection gives a glimpse into Kuwait’s rich heritage to capture the breath-taking allure of the region.

Prominently positioned between desert dunes and the Arabian Gulf shoreline, the property offers 195 exceptionally appointed rooms and suites, each elegantly designed for moments of tranquillity and togetherness.

Interiors modernize traditional Sadu weaves with tactile textures drawing inspiration from the surrounding shores.

Its Hawally location embodies the political, cultural, and economic pulse of the nation with the governorate houses of Seif Palace, government offices, and headquarters of many Kuwaiti corporations and banks within reach.

Velero Doha, Vignette Collection Spring 2024 Qatar, Middle East

Staged within the vibrant Lusail district of Doha, Velero Doha, Vignette Collection offers a bright, colourful, and convenient location within reach of Qatar’s cultural epicentres.

Palatially designed presidential suites, a modern dining experience and attentive service envelop guests within its many outlets including: V LOUNGE, Q Restaurant, H2O Pool Restaurant, and Asia Restaurant.

The property’s unique facilities feature a spa, hair salon, and two ballrooms, together with a fitness and wellness centre and an infinity pool. Velero Hotel is a designed with families in mind. From spacious suites to a range of family-friendly amenities.

Verno House, Vignette Collection Summer 2024 Budapest, Hungary

An urban oasis overlooking Liberty Square, Verno House Budapest, Vignette Collection presents a 50-room hotel evoking the idea of 19th century Budapest – the notion that one can only truly appreciate all the modern attributes of a city if there is a nurturing, natural environment for them to escape to from time to time.

The hotel’s restaurant will serve fresh dishes inspired by the world’s most popular gastronomic cultures. Other amenities will include a library room which can be used as a flexible meeting space, and an exquisite wellness area and gym.

Shanghai Snow World Hotel, Vignette Collection Autumn 2024 Shanghai, China

Within one of the world’s largest and most technically advanced indoor snow and ice venues, Shanghai Snow World Hotel, Vignette Collection will offer 272 rooms and 17 suites with direct access to the ski-slopes.

The hotel will offer a harmonious blend of dynamic and tranquil experiences, inspired by the Nordic lifestyle and forms part of the hotly anticipated Shanghai Yaoxue Snow World Complex.

Located only 30km from Shanghai Disney and Pudong Airport, the integrated sports-entertainment tourism complex will feature three main ski runs and an elaborate winter-themed snow play park providing a wide variety of activities for all age groups over multiple floors of the 60m high venue.

Rumah Luwih Bali, Vignette Collection October 2024 Bali, Indonesia

Nestled amidst lush greenery with ocean views of Mount Agung, Rumah Luwih Bali will convert to Vignette Collection later this year – a classically colonial style Indonesian mansion restyled to present 75 guest rooms and suites.

The heritage property sits upon black sand beaches with sweeping views of rice paddies.

The property is found within an undiscovered corner of Bali’s East Coast, an area rich in culture through its connection with the Kings of Karangasem and temples such as Tirta Gangga, Besakih and the Water Palace.

Shorelines brimming with Bali’s beautiful marine life make Rumah Luwih Bali a destination for world class diving and snorkelling, whilst eco-tourism activities including white water rafting, waterfalls, and surfing.

These activities are blended with the serenity of sunset walks upon the sands and home cooking style dining.

Dinso Resort & Villas Koh Chang, Vignette Collection December 2024 Trat, Thailand

Dinso Resort & Villas Koh Chang, Vignette Collection will open in 2024 following an extensive renovation to the former Emerald Resort Koh Chang.

Poised upon the white sandy shoreline of Klong Prao Beach, the 166-room Dinso Resort & Villas Koh Chang, Vignette Collection brings blissful beachfront relaxation to the Eastern side of Koh Chang. 13 villas come with their own private pool.

Facilities include three restaurants and bars including a beach club, 750 square meters of swimming pool, spa and fitness facilities.

The resort joins Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket and Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok to represent a trio of Thai properties featured within IHG’s first collection brand.

Vignette Collection will also welcome a further four properties to its China portfolio in 2024:
  • Heibei Grand Hotel
  • Hangzhou Huaxia Center Hotel
  • The Xanadu Guangzhou
  • WM Hotel
*Numbers as of 31 December 2023
**Pipeline includes 5 unbranded properties in the IHG system that will convert to Vignette Collection

About IHG

IHG Hotels & Resorts [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global hospitality company, with a purpose to provide True Hospitality for Good.

With a family of 19 hotel brands and IHG One Rewards, one of the world's largest hotel loyalty programmes, IHG has over 6,300 open hotels in more than 100 countries, and a development pipeline of over 2,000 properties.
  • Luxury & Lifestyle: Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas, Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Vignette Collection, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo
  • Premium: voco hotels, HUALUXE Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, EVEN Hotels
  • Essentials: Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, Garner hotels, avid hotels
  • Suites: Atwell Suites, Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Candlewood Suites
  • Exclusive Partners: Iberostar Beachfront Resorts
InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group's holding company and is incorporated and registered in England and Wales. Approximately 345,000 people work across IHG's hotels and corporate offices globally.

Visit us online for more about our hotels and reservations and IHG One Rewards. To download the IHG One Rewards app, visit the Apple App or Google Play stores.

About Vignette Collection

Vignette Collection, IHG Hotels & Resorts’ first collection brand, is a family of one-of-a-kind properties in sought-after urban and resort locations where guests can indulge in a growing passion for stays that are authentic, experiential, and considerate. Here for the next generation of luxury travellers seeking both discovery and purpose, Vignette Collection weaves responsibility, community, and locality together for stays that are as distinct as our hotels. The first Vignette Collection to open was Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley in Brisbane, Australia in December 2021.

There are now 11 open hotels, including Sindhorn Midtown in Bangkok, Thailand; Casa da Companhia in Porto, Portugal; and Yours Truly DC in Washington, D.C. More than 100 properties globally are anticipated to join over the next 10 years.

Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket, Vignette Collection

Dinso Resort & Villas Phuket, Vignette Collection
Photo credit © InterContinental Hotels Group

Arabella Beach Hotel, Vignette Collection
Photo credit © InterContinental Hotels Group

Velero Doha, Vignette Collection
Photo credit © InterContinental Hotels Group

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