InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest is to open beginning of 2023 in the Romanian capital city.
The property is close to the Palace of the Parliament and 40 minutes from the airport. Th hotel is property of ANA Hotel long time partner of IHG in Europe.
It will feature 283 rooms in a 1914 building as well as 2 restaurants, a ballroom and 13 meeting rooms, and a wellness area.
The upscale brand in currently present in 31 hotels across Europe.
Willemijn Geels, VP Development Europe, IHG Hotels & Resorts, said: “As the world’s first luxury hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has provided guests with memorable luxury hotel experiences for the past 75 years. We are delighted to be partnering with ANA Hotels to bring the InterContinental brand to the heart of Bucharest in 2023.
“InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest is the latest in a series of signings by IHG in prime destinations across Europe including InterContinental Resort Crete and Kimpton St. Honoré Paris over the past 12 months. We are looking forward to a year of continued growth in 2022 and to strengthen our commitment in Romania in the years to come.”
George Copos, Owner of Ana Hotels, added: “We are delighted to partnering with IHG who share our vision for this exciting project. As we’ve seen in our relationship so far, IHG’s renowned enterprise value capabilities - and especially their desire to offer quality products and services and to do business in a responsible way, which also complements our own values - gives us great confidence for the future.
“InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest is an iconic historical building, in a prime location and is an exciting investment upgrade for ANA Hotels’ portfolio, and, in conjunction with our existing partnership within Crowne Plaza Bucharest, we look forward to continuing our long-term collaboration with IHG.”