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InterContinental Alliance Resorts are properties that aren’t actually part of the IHG portfolio (like hotels branded as InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, etc…) but which have an agreement with IHG to participate in the IHG Rewards program and, to a degree, the InterContinental Ambassador program.
Up until now there have been just two InterContinental Alliance properties and both are in Las Vegas (the Venetian and the Palazzo Resorts) but IHG has just added two more and a third is on the way.
IHG has just announced that the Venetian Macao and the Parisian Macao have joined the InterContinental Alliance with immediate effect and the Londoner Hotel (also in Macao) will join the alliance when it opens next year.
All three properties have signed up to the Alliance through 2027 and IHG has confirmed that the Venetian Las Vegas has also extended its participation in the program through 2027.
IHG Benefits At InterContiental Alliance Properties
- Earn base IHG Rewards points
- Earn elite status bonus IHG Rewards points
- Earn credit towards elite status
- Spend IHG Rewards points
- InterContinental Ambassador/Royal Ambassador recognition with the following exclusions:
- Complimentary weekend night
- Royal Ambassador Free Night
- Royal Ambassador Club InterContinental lounge access
- Royal Ambassador breakfast for two
The New Properties (In Brief)
The Venetian Macao
As you’d probably expect, the Venetian Macao is gigantic. The property offers almost 3,000 suites, a staggering 1.2 million square feet of convention and meeting facilities as well as a 15,000-seat Cotai Arena designed for sports events and entertainment.
The resort is also home to over restaurants and, just as with its sister property in Las Vegas, over 350 retailers which make up the “Shoppes at Venetian” complex.
The Parisian Macao
The Parisian Macao’s most obvious feature is the replica of the Eiffel Tower (50% of the size of the original) which stands at the entrance to the property. The resort offers approximately 2,500 guest rooms and suites alongside a “full array of integrated resort facilities” which include:
- Le SPA‘tique
- Parisian Health Club
- QUBE Kingdom – Kid’s Play Zone
- Pool deck
- A 1,200-seat theatre.
- Meeting spaces
- Over 300,000 square feet of shops at the “Parisian retail mall”
The Londoner Hotel (opening 2020)
IHG hasn’t shared any images of the Londoner Hotel (presumably as there aren’t any images to share just yet) but this is what the press announcement says about the property:
The Londoner Hotel features approximately 600 luxury suites.
An all-suite hotel, each space has been designed and crafted to embark guests on a unique journey for a one-of-a-kind, bespoke experience. Entering the suites, visitors are greeted with a whimsical gallery-like foyer, for a fresh and playful arrival. A selection of distinctive art pieces defines the entire living area, infusing it with a bold, sharp vibe, tastefully counter-balanced by the elegant simplicity of the chesterfield sofa and the high-backed leather armchair.
The journey continues into the bedroom area, for a warm, homely, yet decidedly upscale British atmosphere. At The Londoner Hotel, guests can indulge in alluring moments surrounded by refined details designed for a unique and bespoke luxury experience.
If you’re a fan of the two Vegas properties that have formed the InterContinental Alliance thus far then you’ll probably like the three new properties that are being added.
The Venetian Macao and the Parisian Macao appear to be very similar in style to their sister properties in Las Vegas so, if you have visited those, you should know what to expect.
Overall these are nice additions to the InterContinental Alliance and it’s nice to have yet more resorts at which IHG Rewards Points are welcome….even if they are quite a distance away!
Featured image: Venetian Macao courtesy of IHG