InterContinental® Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel graces world famous wine region, Bordeaux
aTP- Arab tourism portal- Dubai, – InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of the world’s leading hotel companies, is proud to unveil its latest opening, InterContinental® Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, France. The hotel has been elegantly converted from the current Grand Hôtel de Bordeaux & Spa and is IHG’s fifth InterContinental Hotels & Resorts property in France.
The historic building was stylishly refurbished by French Architect and Designer, Jacques Garcia, with rich colourful design typical of his opulent style, while preserving the property’s 18th century splendour. The hotel commands pride of place on Bordeaux’s main square, Place de la Comédie, among high-end boutiques and world-class restaurants.
Bordeaux was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, has since been voted Best European Destination 2015.
The Gordon Ramsay Group headed by the internationally renowned, multi-Michelin starred chef Gordon Ramsay, brings international flair to the fine dining restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay. Executive Chef Gilad Peled prepares uniquely seasonal dishes from the terroir of Bordeaux, all expertly matched with exceptional, prominent wines from the region. “To have a restaurant in the wine capital of France with its world-class vineyards and glorious regional produce is extremely exciting,” says Gordon Ramsay.
To open the doors of the most prestigious vineyards of Bordeaux to its guests, the hotel has created a unique Wine Concierge Service. Five Concierges (four of Clefs d’Or ) have designed special programmes which allow guests to access the world of Bordeaux wines, traditionally closed to the public.
Michel Ohayon, the owner of InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, says: “With the strength of the InterContinental brand behind us and our partnership with Chef Ramsay at Pressoir d’Argent Gordon Ramsay, our hotel offers local and international guests a compelling experience with exceptional comfort and fine dining, whether travelling for business or pleasure.”
Elsewhere, Jacques Garcia has also worked his magic in the stunning two-storey Nuxe Spa Les Bains de Léa, bathed in natural light throughout and leading out onto a terrace overlooking the rooftops of Bordeaux. With 130 rooms including 44 suites, the hotel also offers a fitness, wellness and relaxation programmes, an indoor pool and hammam, 10 treatment rooms including 1 VIP treatment room (accommodating two people), along with a Jacuzzi on the 360° rooftop beach, which beautifully recreates the atmosphere of a summer’s day in the Bay of Arcachon.
Tom Rowntree, Vice President InterContinental Hotels and Resorts, Europe at IHG says: “We are delighted to open InterContinental Bordeaux – Le Grand Hotel, which remains one of the most emblematic properties in France, set amongst the world’s most famous wine regions. The momentum behind the InterContinental brand’s growth in Europe is exciting.
We’ve had a number of openings this year and we look forward to welcoming guests from around the world to our stunning hotels.”
InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has 30 InterContinental Hotels in Europe, including 4 in France (InterContinental® Carlton Cannes, InterContinental® Marseille – Hotel Dieu, InterContinental® Paris – Le Grand, InterContinental® Paris – Avenue Marceau). There are 5 new hotels in the pipeline for Europe.*